‘Even the look of the rigs has changed’
Though they might be behind the times in saying such (manufacturers have been putting emphasis on aerodynamic tractors now for some time), the article actually attempts to cast light on subjects much of the public probably doesn’t know exist.
The piece details initiatives larger companies and carriers, like Coca-Cola and Fed-Ex, use to save money on expensive diesel, such as using auxiliary power units to reduce idling, planning routes more efficiently, adding aftermarket aerodynamic devices like skirts and switching from traditional diesels to natural gas engines or hybrid-type models.
And, of course, putting to use those newfangled “cutting-edge” cabs.
One insurance rep cites a likely 25 percent increase in premiums for ...