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Time Running out for CARB Compliance on Trailer Aerodynamics

Jan. 1, 2013, will bring heavy fines for truckers who cross into California without SmartWay verified aerodynamic devices such side skirts or boat tail fairings that improve fuel economy 4% to 5% on their 53-foot or longer box and refrigerated trailers

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Sandwich Supplier Saves Fuel, Cuts CO2 with New Reefer Truck

Ever buy a cold or hot pre-made sandwich from a convenience store, maybe where you gas up the car? Then there's a good chance that it was a Deli Express product made and delivered by E.A. Sween, a family-owned foodservice compan

Study Sparks Industry Conversation on Fuel Economy

With the fluctuating cost of diesel and the multiple variables affecting fuel efficiency, even the most experienced fleets often are challenged with finding ways to keep improving fuel economy

Traction vs. Fuel Economy?

Traction is a funny thing: We know when we don't have enough of it, but can we quantify how much is enough? It's a question that arises when discussing fuel-efficient tires

How to Spec for Fuel Efficiency

You can't rightly expect a driver to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to fuel economy. It takes a huge amount of discipline to stay on top of the driving, but given the right tools, even a mediocre driver will do reasonably well

Factory Installation Ensures Inverter-Charger Safety, Company Says

As inverter usage grows among truckers who want to convert standard battery (DC) power to AC household current to power electrical appliances and entertainment systems and reduce idling, Xantrex Technology recommends installation by a truck OEM or an authorized dealer

MPG for Mediums

The medium-duty world is dominated by the rental and leasing sectors and the pickup and delivery sector, at least in terms of the Class 5-7 trucks using 17.5- and 19.5-inch tires. What they want dictates what the tire makers deliver

Walmart Tests New Truck Prototypes to Increase Efficiency

To improve the efficiency of its Class 8 heavy-duty trucks, Walmart U.S. Logistics, in partnership with truck and component manufacturers, built the following prototype tractors, according to its 2011 Global Responsibility Report