aerodynamic trucks

Peterbilt launches Model 579 production

Peterbilt on Wednesday, July 11, announced that it now is producing its new Model 579.

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‘Even the look of the rigs has changed’

The LA Times takes notice of and reports on modern tactics for improving fuel economy in trucks.

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Pete 579 boasts strong aero features

Peterbilt introduced a new over-the-road tractor strong on aerodynamics and styling.

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Kenworth debuts T680

The T680 is designed for 1.5 million-mile vehicle life, and features 10 percent more aerodynamic performance and 5 percent more fuel efficiency.

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DOE pushing technologies to boost fuel efficiency

The Department of Energy is promoting development and use of alternative fuels and powertrain technologies.

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PIB TIP: SPEC YOUR TRUCK WISELY. Your paycheck will show whether you chose a truck with a big engine and a lot of chrome versus a truck engineered to meet your business needs and help you succeed. Weight and maintenance are in sharp contrast between a wannabe show truck and an aerodynamic truck that is efficient for business. The aerodynamic truck yields greater load capacity, more comfort, less noise and higher profit. The Partners in ...

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‘SuperTruck’ draws Navistar attention

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – When Navistar’s Steve Bruford envisions the truck of the future, he sees a tractor-trailer getting over 10 mpg. The truck manufacturer is taking the first step toward hitting that goal through testing it’s been performing here the past 15 months in the world’s largest wind tunnel at NASA’s Ames Research Center. Under a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy grant, Navistar has been testing commercially available and proposed aerodynamic devices attached to ...

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‘SuperTruck’ draws Navistar attention

With the help of government grants, Navistar aims to develop more fuel-efficient trucks.

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Speakout: The Voice of the American Trucker

Truckers speak out about aerodynamic trucks, truck salesmen, clean-air guidelines and 2010's most important trucking issues.

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