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The New Generation of Trailer Aero

The New Generation of Trailer Aero

Trailer side skirts are a common sight, but fleets may be missing out on fuel-saving opportunities if they’re not up to speed on the latest trends in trailer aerodynamic devices.

June 2, 2022

Alcoa Expands Into Aero Solutions

Alcoa Expands Into Aero Solutions

A steer wheel cover and a drive wheel cover plus wheel add aerodynamic and fuel-saving advantages to Alcoa wheels.

March 10, 2022

Cummins Buying Jacobs

Cummins Buying Jacobs

Cummins is buying Jacobs Vehicle Systems — which today does far more than exhaust brakes — to help it advance on the road to zero emissions.

February 9, 2022

Appeals Court: Trailers Not Covered by GHG Regs

Appeals Court: Trailers Not Covered by GHG Regs

An appeals court has ruled in favor of trailer makers, removing trailers from the 2016 greenhouse gas regulations published by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

November 15, 2021

Podcast: Is There a Better Way to Measure Fuel Economy?
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

Strehl Acquires Rocketail, Forms FleetAero Company
XStream Aero Supplier Expands Focus, Changes Name

XStream Aero Supplier Expands Focus, Changes Name

XStream Trucking's new TruckLabs company name reflects its expanding role in bringing new engineering solutions based on research and data to the North American trucking industry.

November 23, 2020

Fuel Economy Testing: Are the Gains Too Small to See?
Tires for GHG2: Increased Fuel Economy, Mileage
TuSimple Expands UPS Autonomous Routes

TuSimple Expands UPS Autonomous Routes

TuSimple has expanded autonomous truck service for current customer UPS to 20 trips per week and has added an additional route between Phoenix, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas.

March 5, 2020

Jacobs Says Cylinder Deactivation Saves Fuel, Reduces NOx
Partnership to Test B100 Biodiesel System in High-Mileage Class 8 Trucks
NACFE Fleets Saved Almost $900 Million in Fuel Costs

NACFE Fleets Saved Almost $900 Million in Fuel Costs

The North American Council for Fuel Efficiency’s 2019 Annual Fleet Fuel Study found that the 21 participating fleets have saved almost $900 million in combined fuel costs since 2017. But there's a “significant” performance gap between them and typical fleet performance.

January 6, 2020

Driver Saves 1,400 Gallons of Fuel

Driver Saves 1,400 Gallons of Fuel

By using the True Fuel technology from Vnomics, Valley Farms driver Larry Gardner is saving the company 1,400 gallons of fuel annually.

December 20, 2019

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