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3 Fleets Share Fuel-Saving Strategies

Sustainability and fuel savings strategies vary greatly depending on each fleet’s operations and applications. Some motor carriers may even need to adopt multiple strategies and specs for different parts of their fleet. Three fleets with different operations share their sustainability and fuel economy tactics.

Rocketail Aero Device Now Retracts in Collisions

Rocketail XR is an upgrade of the Rocketail aerodynamic systems for reducing tail-end drag on semi-trailers. It addresses the problem of aerodynamic trailer boat tails sustaining damage on impact with loading docks or other objects.

EPA Truck NOx Pre-Rule Faces Bumpy Ride

The EPA is looking to establish more stringent heavy-duty diesel truck emission standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and other pollutants. The exact rule may well hinge on public comments— and the agency may be deluged by them, both pro and con, given the early reaction.

NACFE Fleets Saved Almost $900 Million in Fuel Costs

The North American Council for Fuel Efficiency’s 2019 Annual Fleet Fuel Study found that the 21 participating fleets have saved almost $900 million in combined fuel costs since 2017. But there's a “significant” performance gap between them and typical fleet performance.

12 Trucking Takeaways from 2019

As we head into 2020, HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge shares her top takeaways from 2019 on the trends affecting trucking.

HDT's Top 10 Articles of 2019

The subjects of our Top 10 Articles for the year range from the whys and wherefores of complying with new safety regulations, especially the ELD mandate, to what strategies to deploy to curb the driver shortage. Other standout topics include the impact of liberalized marijuana laws on trucking and a look at why there have been so many high-profile fleet closures.

Driver Saves 1,400 Gallons of Fuel

By using the True Fuel technology from Vnomics, Valley Farms driver Larry Gardner is saving the company 1,400 gallons of fuel annually.