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Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

Trailer aerodynamics and glider kits might get a reprieve from the fuel-efficiency rules, but backing away from national rules would turn California loose, some warn.

October 27, 2017

What Phase 2 GHG Regs Mean to Fleets

What Phase 2 GHG Regs Mean to Fleets

To meet Phase 2 GHG regulations, fleets will have to pay for advances to get required fuel-economy gains and keep everything working.

January 18, 2017

Chassis Recycling Among Nikola Motor's Plans

Chassis Recycling Among Nikola Motor's Plans

A "cab replacement program" will enable Nikola fuel cell-electric chassis to be reused "over and over again," the company's founder said, answering one of many questions answered at the launch event last month.

December 30, 2016

Engine Stop-Start System Saves Fuel for New York's Trash Trucks
What's Available in Hybrid and Electric Drive Systems
Private Fleet Tackles Turbulence To Improve Fuel Economy
Idle Reduction is Key for Ohio Construction Fleet
Fuel Economy at Any Size

Fuel Economy at Any Size

UPS has 90,000 trucks, tractors and package cars around the world is known for its push to adopt alternative fuels and powertrains, which run “green miles.” But the greenest miles are the ones you never run, says the giant parcel carrier.

June 30, 2016

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback

A hybrid electric-drive trailer tandem being developed by a group of engineers at Hyliion Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa. The device, which for now has no official name, is undergoing road testing and should be ready for the market in mid-2017,

May 23, 2016

What You Should Know About Today's CNG Fuel Systems

What You Should Know About Today's CNG Fuel Systems

Natural-gas-powered truck sales have leveled off since the drop in diesel prices, but fleets already using the fuel continue to buy them, especially CNG. What are some of the basics involved in the latest CNG tanks and fuel systems?

April 22, 2016

12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks

12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks

Over the years, manufacturers have designed vehicles and components to reduce weight, and fleets have tried many of them. From their wisdom, we offer a dozen lightweighting ideas for Class 8 trucks and tractors.

November 1, 2015

Starship Rig Shooting for Top MPG

Starship Rig Shooting for Top MPG

By the early ’80s some fleets were using roof-mounted air fairings on their road tractors to reduce drag. That got the attention of owner-operator Bob Sliwa, who figured a lot more could be done.

August 21, 2015

High-mpg Model Round-Up

High-mpg Model Round-Up

The best fuel economy starts with a truck model specifically designed to squeeze the most possible miles from a gallon of diesel fuel and all major builders offer these for their on-highway customers.

June 22, 2015

Wrightspeed's Tantalizing Turbine-Electric Drivetrain
Bob Sliwa’s 3rd Aero Project Has Shell’s Backing

Bob Sliwa’s 3rd Aero Project Has Shell’s Backing

The StarShip tractor-trailer will get mpg that's "better than anyone else," but the former owner-operator, whose work with aerodynamics goes back to the 80s, is not announcing a target number.

May 13, 2015

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