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More Vocational Fleets Adopt Lightweighting Strategy

More Vocational Fleets Adopt Lightweighting Strategy

A growing trend in second-stage manufacturing is light-weighting, which involves specifying lighter-weight materials to achieve an overall weight reduction to an upfitted vehicle. Specifying lighter-weight upfit materials decreases the vehicle’s curb weight, which, in turn, lowers operating costs by reducing fuel consumption and decreases emissions.

April 6, 2021

Fuel Economy Testing: Are the Gains Too Small to See?
Tires for GHG2: Increased Fuel Economy, Mileage
Test Drive: Driving the FTR, Isuzu's Biggest Truck

Test Drive: Driving the FTR, Isuzu's Biggest Truck

It's Isuzu's biggest truck in North America. But does that mean it's a departure from the OEM's tried-and-true design philosophy? HDT's Senior Editor, Jack Roberts, climbed behind the wheel to find out.

November 27, 2019

How Tires and Wheels Can Help Save Fuel
How One Fleet Discovered Holes in Its Fuel-Economy Strategy
How A Frankenstein Truck Averages Over 9 MPG
Can You Get Stellar MPG Without Holding up Traffic?

Can You Get Stellar MPG Without Holding up Traffic?

Owner-operator and fuel economy pioneer Henry Albert is attempting to take the lessons he learned breaking the 10 mpg barrier and see if he can log double-digit mpg numbers at higher highway speeds.

June 25, 2019

Driving to Get the Most Out of Fuel Efficient Technology
How One Driver Gets 10 MPG: Focusing on What He Can Control

How One Driver Gets 10 MPG: Focusing on What He Can Control

Truck driver Clark Reed says slowing down and taking the time to let traffic situations sort themselves out on their own is one way to avoid unnecessary stops – and the fuel burn required to get a tractor-trailer up and under way again. Part of our MPG Top Guns series.

June 25, 2019

Fuel-Efficient Drivers: Slow Down and Plan Ahead
Diesel Silverado 1500 Promises Fuel Economy Boost

Diesel Silverado 1500 Promises Fuel Economy Boost

The 2020-MY Duramax diesel Silverado delivered high fuel economy during a first drive event. General Motors’ John Schwegman talks about how this more fuel-efficient and powerful pickup can work for fleets.

June 24, 2019

Does Truck Platooning Work in the Real World?

Does Truck Platooning Work in the Real World?

In theory, truck platoons are an obvious way to improve fuel economy for multiple vehicles at a time. But actually doing it on the road presents its own challenges.

June 14, 2019

6 Simple Steps to Fuel Savings for Truck Fleets

6 Simple Steps to Fuel Savings for Truck Fleets

There are more than a few ways to cut fuel costs, but there’s no one way to save that works the same for every fleet. However, there are many fuel-saving technologies and tactics that work well across many fleets.

June 6, 2019

In-Cab Coaching Apps Can Coax Better Fuel Economy
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