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Driving Hyliion’s 6X4HE Hybrid Electric System
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

How Much Does it Cost to Operate a Battery Electric Truck?
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

NACFE Updates 6x2 Confidence Report

NACFE Updates 6x2 Confidence Report

NACFE offers an updated 6x2 Confidence Raport that reflects the lessons learned over the past 14 years. It also address advancing technology and how such improvements make 6x2 a more viable consideration than previous generations of the technology.

July 11, 2017

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

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 mpg 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

NACFE Shows Downspeeding Good for 2-3% Fuel Savings

NACFE Shows Downspeeding Good for 2-3% Fuel Savings

A new report delves into the use of downspeeding, which is becoming a popular fuel saving strategy for fleets. The concept makes use of numerically lower rear-axle ratios to lower engine rpm at vehicle cruise speed.

October 29, 2015

The Downspeeding Learning Curve

The Downspeeding Learning Curve

Today's "downsped" drivetrains can improve fuel economy, but high torque and low axle ratios can create all sorts of havoc with drivetrain components.

September 21, 2015

Volvo Boosts Fuel Economy by the Power of Two

Volvo Boosts Fuel Economy by the Power of Two

Volvo's Adaptive Loading axle system turns a 6x2 into a 4x2 when the extra axle in the tractor tandem isn't needed. When it comes to fuel efficiency, 2 is definitely better than 4.

August 23, 2015

NACFE: Low Rolling Resistance Tires a Worthwhile Investment
Fleets Can Help Drivers Maximize Fuel Economy
The Automated Revolution is Real

The Automated Revolution is Real

After 20 years on the fringes of the heavy-duty transmission world, the switch from sticks to semiconductors may be reaching the tipping point.

May 25, 2015

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