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Fuel Economy

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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