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The Slow Switch to FA-4 Engine Oils

The Slow Switch to FA-4 Engine Oils

Even with potential fuel economy gains, fleets have been slow to adopt the new FA-4 engine oils. Experts from ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council explore some of the reasons why fleets seem to be waiting.

May 7, 2019

Are Fuel Additives for You?

Are Fuel Additives for You?

Fuel additives can help compensate for poor quality fuel, and even make good fuel better. The question is, do you need a fuel additive?

June 7, 2018

Taking Tires for a Test Drive

Taking Tires for a Test Drive

If you want to test drive some new tires before you buy — and who wouldn’t — be prepared to invest significant time and energy in the project.

July 24, 2017

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

5 Ways to Extend Tire Life and Improve Fuel Economy

5 Ways to Extend Tire Life and Improve Fuel Economy

Fuel efficiency and tread mileage go hand in hand. Here's one of those rare opportunities to whack two birds with one stone. By following these five easy steps, you can improve your tread life as well as your fuel economy.

April 7, 2015

TMC Survey Reveals Misinformed View of Fuel-Efficient Tires
How Tires Affect Fuel Economy Testing

How Tires Affect Fuel Economy Testing

When setting out to evaluate a fuel-saving product, you don't want your numbers skewed by differences in rolling resistance from the tires. With some fuel-saving devices promising only marginal gains, the tires' contribution to the fuel consumption can adversely affect the apparent performance of the product. Here's what to watch for when setting up an evaluation or testing program.

August 26, 2014

The Benefits of Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Explained

The Benefits of Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Explained

There's little doubt left that tires formulated for lower rolling resistance work as advertised, but it's still tough to give up at few thousandths of an inch of tread. After all, tire miles are important, too. How much of a difference does the reduction in rolling resistance make?

July 22, 2014

Inflate your Tires, Not Your Fuel Bill

Inflate your Tires, Not Your Fuel Bill

For as hard as fleets work for a 1% gain in fuel efficiency, it's hard to imagine giving up something like 2-4% in fuel efficiency to something as simple as maintaining correct inflation pressure, especially today when almost every inflation or monitoring system on the market offers payback in less than a year.

June 9, 2014

Don't Scrub Away Tire Savings

Don't Scrub Away Tire Savings

You've heard the expression, 'It's like herding cats"? It's like that with tires when your alignment is out of whack. With all those wheels heading in different directions, it's unlikely you're getting the best fuel economy -- or tire life.

May 27, 2014

Making the Case for Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires

Making the Case for Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires

How do you explain to the boss that the tires you want to buy are going to cost more up front but run fewer miles? You can explain they will save money on fuel, but then she's going to want numbers.

February 26, 2014

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