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Fuel Economy

Cummins is buying Jacobs Vehicle Systems — which today does far more than exhaust brakes — to help it advance on the road to zero emissions.

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Is SuperTruck Worth the Money?

Gains in heavy-truck fuel efficiency and overall freight efficiency realized through the first SuperTruck program smashed the original goals and expectations. SuperTruck II’s goals are even more ambitious. Will they be realized too?

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.

TuSimple Expands UPS Autonomous Routes

TuSimple has expanded autonomous truck service for current customer UPS to 20 trips per week and has added an additional route between Phoenix, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas.

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