Most of the low-hanging aerodynamic fruit has already been plucked from the engineering tree. Truck makers and their design teams are now actively exploring options they would have ignored a decade ago. It's all about the cost of fuel.
The big shift to slope-nosed aero trucks began nearly 20 years ago, and since then engineers and designers have been refining the design. Today we see tweaks and twists yielding just the tiniest of gains, yet they are all steps in the right direction. What follows is a pictorial review of some of the changes we've seen in recent years -- some dramatic, some very subtle, but all aimed at killing fewer bugs.
By Jim Park, Equipment Editor
Noregon System has released JPRO Commercial Fleet Diagnostics 2013 v3.
The updated features are immediately available on all new copies of 2013 v3 software.
Minimizer now manufactures a paddle bracket for its fender sets. Paddle brackets give fenders a sleek and seamless new look.
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduced a new edition to its Ecopia product line. The R268 premium all-position radial for regional and pickup and delivery fleets providing tire performance that stands up to high scrub environments while offering fuel efficiency advantages too.
For its Year-End Savings Sales Event, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. has announced that, effective Oct. 1, any new 2012-2014 model year Canter FE Series medium-duty work truck will be available for purchase by qualified buyers at a low 1.6% APR financing rate for 36 months.