efficiency

Report urges trailer, tire, natural-gas power standards for Phase II efficiency regs

| April 03, 2014

With the second round of heavy-duty fuel-efficiency standards recently announced by the Obama Administration, the National Research Council offered a series of recommendations in a newly released report.

Tightened fuel economy regs: OOIDA warns of higher truck costs, ATA and truck makers generally supportive

| February 20, 2014

OOIDA says increased fuel economy standards will drive up the price of new trucks, while one trucking researcher says the cost of overall truck ownership will drop, despite the price increase. Truck makers, too, say ...

‘Haul it for free?': Readers sound off on recent hours study

| January 23, 2014

Wisecracks and ideas on rates following the recent UT Global Supply Chain Institute's study on the new hours of service's economic impact, which noted companies along the supply chain should focus on efficiency rather than ...

Study says 6×2 axles average 2.5 percent better fuel mileage

| January 21, 2014

The analysis of existing data -- with some new track tests -- by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency showed an average payback time of 20 months given fuel-efficiency gains.

Readers split on government, industry solutions to detention

| September 06, 2013

Though all recognize the problem, grown ever more onerous with further restrictions on drivers' hours with the new rules. Here, find a round-up of views and some examples of detention success.

Shooting for 10 mpg and beyond

| September 02, 2013

Detailing the next Kevin Rutherford Signature trucks and trailers utilizing pre-emissions Fitzgerald Glider Kits engine technology among many more features toward max fuel economy.

Pay trends, part 2: Various segments rewarding performance

| October 17, 2012

Carriers like Nussbaum Transportation (dry van), Melton Truck Lines (flatbed) and TWT Refrigerated are boosting pay in new ways to attract owner-operators and company drivers.

Diesel exhaust listed by WHO as cancer causing agent

| July 23, 2012

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has formally categorized diesel exhaust as cancer-causing but fails to recognize advancements in diesel technology in the developed world.

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