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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.

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.

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

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.

The Race to 10 MPG

Last year, our annual special June fuel issue focused on the question of how feasible it was to hit 10 mpg in real-world operations, not a million-dollar concept SuperTruck. This summer, a couple of initiatives are putting that to the test.

Navistar's SuperTruck

Navistar's SuperTruck is the fourth and final truck to come from round 1 of the Department of Energy's SuperTruck funding initiative. Equipment Editor Jim Park caught up with the truck and chief engineer Dean Oppermann at the annual conference of the SAE Commercial Vehicles conference in Rosemont, Illinois.