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Commentary: Are SuperTrucks a Waste of Money?

SuperTrucks have been called a waste of taxpayer money or government-funded marketing. Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood might disagree.

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Solar Panels Feasible for Tractors, Trailers, Says NACFE

Solar power makes sense for many commercial trucks, and in many applications, an investment in the right equipment can be paid back in roughly three years, says the North American Council for Freight Efficiency in its latest Confidence Report.

Kenworth Makes Predictive Cruise Control Standard on Flagship T680

Kenworth has made the Predictive Cruise Control system standard on the flagship T680 on-highway truck, as of July 1.

Fleet Advantage Shows Increased Cost Savings From Upgrading to Newer Trucks

Fleet Advantage’s latest Truck Lifecycle Data Index estimates that fleets can save as much as $26,687 by upgrading from a 2012 model year Class 8 truck to a 2019 model.

How to Get a Fast 1 MPG Fuel Economy Boost

Joel Morrow, technology officer for Ploger Transportation and recognized fuel economy guru, shares a quick and easy way to get an immediate 1 mpg fuel economy bump from new trucks.

Mack Debuts MP 8HE Engine and HE+ Fuel-Economy Package

Mack Trucks has introduced its MP 8HE 13L engine and HE+ fuel-efficiency package for on-highway Anthem models. The OEM said Anthem trucks spec’d with the new engine and package will provide up to a 9.5% boost in fuel efficiency and achieve the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay designation.

How GHG Phase 2 Will Change the Way You Spec Trucks

Faced with compliance pressures, truck makers will be pushing technologies that promote fuel efficiency — even if it’s something fleets don’t want.

How to Push Your Truck Fleet's MPG Envelope

While there’s no one way to get up on the cutting edge of fuel efficiency, fleets can get there without undue risk to their bottom lines. What it takes is moving swiftly, but deliberately, with a data-driven approach.

Cutting Edge and Conventional: Shell’s Starship Concept Truck Arrives

The Shell Starship concept truck was designed to push the boundaries of fuel economy and freight efficiency using technology and components readily available today.

Real-World Fuel-Economy Lessons From NACFE Run on Less

A fuel-sipping tractor-trailer is a sum of its parts, and every little tenth of a mile can eventually help pay big dividends over the long haul. Check out these strategies used by fleets in the Run on Less fuel-economy run put on by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency to surpass an average of 10 mpg.