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Getting the Most Out of Cruise Control

While an experienced driver with a light foot may still be the best way to maximize fuel economy, with the advent of predictive cruise control, you'd be hard-pressed to beat its efficiency in everyday driving.

Focus On: Hyliion's Hybrid System On the Road [Video]

Hyliion's hybrid system adds an electric motor to the non-driven axle of a 6x2 setup. The system helps trucks in the least efficient situations such as under accleration and up hills. Equipment Editor Jim Park drove a loaded truck with Hyliion’s system and gives his intial thoughts on how it operates.

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.

Ford Faces Federal Emissions Probe

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into Ford Motor Co.’s emissions testing and certification processes, the factory revealed in an SEC filing today.

Peloton’s 9 Safety Principles for Truck Platooning

As it gets closer to announcing the availability of commercial truck platooning, Peloton Technologies laid out the details of how its two-truck platooning system, PlatoonPro, works to ensure safety and security in a new report.