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Online Natural Gas Savings and Payback Calculators

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

COLUMBUS, IN – There’s a new resource available to truckers who want to easily calculate the Diesel Gallon Equivalent of compressed or liquefied natural gas at the pump as commodity cost of natural gas changes.

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Truck Trek

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

“If I would have asked my customers what they needed, they would
have said a faster horse.” — Henry Ford

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WINTER FUEL FIXES: KEEP IT FLOWING

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Winterizing sure doesn’t mean what it used to.

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COLD WEATHER FUELING

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Frigid temperatures, and the effect it has on fuel and how your engine burns it.

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Kenworth boasts fuel savings with new axle lube

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

KIRKLAND, Wash. — PACCAR will be making full synthetic axle lube standard on its class 5 to 8 models in the U.S. and Canada starting this summer.

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PIT Test Trucks Go Farther on Less Fuel

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BLAINVILLE, QC – Fleet operators might be able to save 2.4 percent on fuel with a fuel technology designed to reduce consumption, according to a recent test done by Performance Innovation Transport (PIT).

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ATA to Host First National Trucking Natural Gas Summit

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – “The first-ever” national summit on the growing use of natural gas in trucking will be held on November 28-30, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

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QUICK FACTS ON DIESEL FUEL

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

A brief collection of essential information about diesel fuel, like how it’s actually made. Courtesy Petro-Canada.

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OTA asks feds to OK off-road diesel during shortage

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Ontario is experiencing a fuel supply crunch and Ontario truckers want regulators to allow them to fill up with off-road diesel in order to keep freight moving.

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DME-Powered Trucks Edging Closer to the Road

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA – The American Society for Testing and Material International has issued a standard specification for the diesel alternative in truck engines, dimethyl ether.

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Smarter Shifting

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Efficient operation requires a thorough understanding of what makes your truck go.

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REMOVING WATER FROM FUEL

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Technical tips from Baldwin Filters.