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A Different Approach to Fuel Efficiency Coaching

A Different Approach to Fuel Efficiency Coaching

Vnomics’ True Fuel is a monitoring device that encourages drivers to do better without getting on their nerves or taking away drivability, while providing back-office data that helps fleets coach and instruct drivers on better driving habits to save fuel.

August 1, 2016

Cummins ISX15, Still Growing and Evolving After 18 Years of Service [Video]
7 Ways Aerodynamics Save Fuel

7 Ways Aerodynamics Save Fuel

Everyone knows reducing aerodynamic drag saves fuel, but figuring out which aero devices make sense is a challenge. A multi-year Canadian study offers insight into which types of devices and combinations provide the greatest benefits.

June 27, 2016

Improve Fuel Efficiency by Maximizing Tire Life

Improve Fuel Efficiency by Maximizing Tire Life

Tires contribute approximately 25-35% of a truck’s total rolling resistance. The less rolling resistance, the less energy it takes to move the truck. And a tire with less or thinner tread requires less energy to move than a deep-treaded tire.

June 24, 2016

Breaking the 10 MPG Barrier

Breaking the 10 MPG Barrier

10 miles per gallon is more of a line in the sand than the barrier it was once thought to be. Can 11 mpg be far off?

June 15, 2016

RoadCheck Begins: Don't Be Sidelined by Your Tires

RoadCheck Begins: Don't Be Sidelined by Your Tires

Vehicle inspections take on a little more significance during RoadCheck, which begins Tuesday. Tires are the special focus this year. Have a close look at your tires before the inspectors do; it's may keep you out of the hooskow.

June 6, 2016

Figuring Out DPF Maintenance

Figuring Out DPF Maintenance

DPF and aftertreatment systems may be a maintenance nightmare, but they aren’t going away. It’s up to you to figure them out.

May 18, 2016

VIDEO: Idaho Milk Hauler Saves Fuel with Adaptive Gearing

VIDEO: Idaho Milk Hauler Saves Fuel with Adaptive Gearing

Volvo Trucks has put a new spin on an old powertrain management strategy. By locking out top gear on its I-Shift overdrive transmission, drivers can pull loads efficiently in 11th gear (direct drive) and still get the performance they want.

May 16, 2016

Choosing Tires for 6x2s

Choosing Tires for 6x2s

6x2 axle configurations offer undisputable weight and fuel savings, but they take their toll on tires. Does it have to be that way?

April 29, 2016

Quick Spin: Sneak Peak of the Cummins 2017 X15
Living With ELDs: Getting Ahead of the Electronic Logs Mandate
5 Things You Need to Know About ELDs

5 Things You Need to Know About ELDs

Electronic logging devices to track driver hours of service become mandatory in December 2017. Everything you need to know about compliance is spelled out in the final rule, but here's a quick look at some of the more common sources of confusion – and a few things you'll need to consider that are not spelled out in the text of the rule.

April 6, 2016

3 Ways to Save on Tires

3 Ways to Save on Tires

Everybody knows tires can eat up a big chunk of a fleet’s operating budget. Keeping costs in line isn’t impossible, but you have to work at it. Here are three suggestions that can help you get a handle on tire costs and keep them under control.

March 29, 2016

Exploring the World of 6x2 Drive Axles

Exploring the World of 6x2 Drive Axles

Fleets are slowly adopting 6x2 drive axle configurations as manufacturers continue to improve the technology. Here's an overview of the latest offerings.

March 21, 2016

How to Reduce the Burden of Tire Maintenance