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Truck Fleet Innovators Share Strategies for Increased Efficiency

Efficiencies — both with people and equipment — was the theme of a panel discussion with HDT’s 2018 Truck Fleet Innovator honorees at the Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Commentary: How Fuel-Efficient is That Electric Truck?

No standard means of demonstrating the efficiency of electric vehicles has taken root in trucking yet. But the EPA’s MPGe rating gives fleet managers a useful means of comparing new vehicles with conventional ones.

Shell Lubricants Eco-marathon Competition

The key event of Shell Lubricants' Make the Future California and Eco-marathon Americas 2018 festival was the Eco-marathon mileage challenge. The competition featured 99 high school teams vying to set a new mileage mark while piloting their class-constructed vehicles around the Sonoma Raceway track. Photos: Jim Beach

Diesel F-150 Reaches 30 MPG Highway

The 2018 Ford F-150 fitted with its first 3.0L Power Stroke diesel engine will deliver EPA-estimated ratings of 30 mpg on the highway, 22 mpg in the city, and 25 mpg combined.

Trump's EPA Orders Revision of Fuel Economy Rules

The Trump administration began the process of revising Obama-era fuel economy standards for vehicle manufacturers today, and announced it may revoke California's waiver that allows that state to set its own emissions rules.

FlowBelow Aerodynamic Systems Optional on International Trucks, Strick Trailers

Tractor-trailer aerodynamic device supplier FlowBelow announced during the 2018 TMC Annual Meeting that it has entered into agreements with two major truck and trailer makers to provide its systems as an optional equipment spec.

Digging Deeper into NACFE's Run on Less Truck Fuel-Efficiency RoadShow

It's possible to average over 10 mpg in real-world, over-the-road truck freight operations, but that doesn't mean it's easy to maximize fuel economy, according to a new, in-depth report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency analyzing its Run on Less fuel-efficiency roadshow.

How Much Does it Cost to Operate a Battery Electric Truck?

Calculating the cost of operating an electric vehicle can be complicated because electricity prices fluctuate far more frequently than diesel fuel.

The Quest for Lighter Trailers

Trailers need to be as light, strong, cheap and durable as possible, creating a never-ending race for an always-lighter design.

How 3 SmartWay Excellence Honorees Cut Their Carbon Footprint

Three recipients of SmartWay's 2017 Excellence Award detail their best practices for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprints, from intermodal to alternative fuels.