ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Equipment editor Jim Park has developed a new appreciation for drivers who post consistently high fuel economy numbers, especially those who push every day to crack 10 mpg (23.5 L/100km). But the trucks also deserve a good chunk of the credit.
ATLANTA, Ga. – Shell Rotella has officially unveiled the Starship Project – a streamlined tractor-trailer designed to showcase energy savings that can be realized using technology available today. “If an owner-operator built a super truck, what would it look like? […]
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MONTREAL, QC – A recent study by PIT Group has found that training in fuel efficiency and safety are only effective when it includes refresher courses, while real-time in-vehicle technologies help to reinforce good practices.
“While vehicle technology designed to improve fuel economy continues to advance, driver training is the element that has the largest impact on fuel consumption,” says Yves Provencher, director – market and business development. “Our studies show that various ways to train drivers – including classroom, in-cab and simulator training – all have their advantages.”
When Kenworth launched the T680 in 2012, the company said it was the most aerodynamic truck it had ever built. A few things have changed since then, and the T680 has evolved, and it’s not even more aerodynamically efficient.
Spec’ing powertrains for Canadian operations is a tricky job. Americans take their powertrain spec’s pretty seriously as well, but how tough is it to get something that will move 80,000-pound loads on interstate highways? To be fair, our southern neighbors are always pushing the proverbial envelope, but tricky takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to downspeeding.
NEW YORK, NY – Shell, PepsiCo, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Carbon War Room are joining forces in a U.S. road show to showcase fuel-efficiency technologies – and the final stop on September 24 will be at the new North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in Atlanta, Georgia.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Energy is announcing up to $137 million in investments for two programs designed to develop next-generation fuel-efficiency technologies in commercial and passenger vehicles, including more funding for SuperTruck II.
The program is designed to advance environmental and innovative technologies for heavy- and medium-duty vehicles while accelerating technology advancement for passenger cars and lighter trucks.
Through another initiative, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement selections, 35 new projects will receive $57 million to develop and deploy an array of cutting-edge vehicle technologies. These technologies include advanced batteries and electrical drive systems to reduce carbon emissions and petroleum consumption in passenger cars and light trucks.
NEW YORK, NY — Although it has been around for decades, downspeeding-the practice of using fast gear ratios that lower the speed of the engine-has become more widespread because of recent complementary technologies that have made it more attractive. Downspeeding is now one of the primary powertrain-focused strategies for improving the fuel economy of both over-the-road long-haul tractor-trailers and regional-haul daycab trucks that operate at highway speeds much of the time.
WASHINGTON, DC – New sustainability initiative shows gains in fuel efficiency of North American fleet.
MIAMI, FL- Truck-and-equipment leasing firm Ryder System announced it is sponsoring TruckingEfficiency.org, a free, independent, online technology guide aimed to help fleet owners double their fleet efficiency.
Volvo Trucks has announced an assortment of aerodynamic and powertrain enhancements for model-year 2016 VN trucks, bringing what it calls “significant” fuel savings