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Eaton Enhances Automated Transmissions to Boost Fuel Efficiency

March 31, 2015 by Peter Carter

LOUISVILLE, KY — Eaton has added new electronic capabilities to its Fuller Advantage Series and UltraShift PLUS automated transmissions that allow for disengagement of a truck’s driveline while on slight downhill grades to drop engine speeds to idle. Eaton says the new technology improves fuel consumption by up to one percent.

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FUEL ECONOMY GUIDE

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Bridgestone has published the 4th guide in its series on tire and truck fuel economy

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DRIVING FOR DOLLARS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Fuel cost is a killer, but you’ve got ways to fight it — and put thousands of dollars in your pocket.

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AIR INTAKE SYSTEMS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Your engine appreciates clean air, and it makes for a healthy wallet, too.

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FUEL ECONOMY GUIDE

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Kenworth offers help for fleets, drivers

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UPGRADE YOUR DETROIT

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Detroit Diesel offers free upgrades to boost fuel economy on ’07 Series 60 engines

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FUEL ECONOMY GUIDE

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Bridgestone has published the 4th guide in its series on tire and truck fuel economy

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Building a Better Driver

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Fuel economy programs range from carrots to sticks, sometimes really big sticks. We seldom see really big carrots.

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SPEC’ING & DRIVING FOR DOLLARS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Fuel cost is a killer, but you’ve got ways to fight it – and put thousands of dollars in your pocket.

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Small Increases in Driver Pay Not Enough: TCP

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Truck driver wages are expected to increase throughout the year, but even the pay raise may not be enough to attract new drivers, according to TCP.

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Super Econodyne Saves Fuel: Mack Trucks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ALLENTOWN,PA – Mack’s new Super Econodyne low-rpm powertrain promises a significant improvement in fuel savings over existing truck engines.

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A Fuel-Savings Controversy

August 1, 2014 Rolf Lockwood

Recent testing results released by PIT that show skirts yield more fuel savings than under-carriage air deflectors has ignited debate on testing and fuel economy claims.

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FUEL TEST: TWO DRIVERS, ONE KENWORTH

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Two drivers take one Kenworth over the same route – who gets better fuel economy? And why? From the December 2005 issue.

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ADJUST SPEED LIMITERS & MORE

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

From Bully Dog, the Heavy Duty WatchDog and the PowerPup

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FUEL ECONOMY: DETAILS, DETAILS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Two drivers, one truck. Who gets better fuel economy? And why?