fuel economy

7 truckers to showcase fuel-saving tech in cross-country roadshow

Seven truck drivers, including one independent owner-operator, will pilot tractor-trailers equipped with modern fuel-saving tech in a cross-country roadshow in September.

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Major fleets partner with NACFE to showcase fuel economy tech

Seven U.S. fleets representing nearly 11,000 tractors and 26,000 trailers have signed on to participate in Run on Less, a first-of-its-kind cross-country roadshow designed to showcase advancements in fuel efficiency this fall.

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Shell, PepsiCo partner on cross-country tractor-trailer runs to showcase fuel-saving tech

Dubbed by the group "Run on Less," the three-week-long event will take place in September to demonstrate how Class 8 trucks can use different technologies to achieve better fuel economy. Driver progress, as well as the dollars and carbon emissions saved, will be tracked and reported in real time throughout Run on Less online.

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Another study shows speed limiter usage prevalent among fleets as fuel saving devices

Speed limiting devices like those proposed for an industry-wide mandate by the U.S. DOT are one of the most used fuel-savings devices used by carriers, according to a study released last month by the American Transportation Research Institute.

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NACFE: Truck platooning boosts fuel economy, ‘next logical automation’

In a two-truck platoon, the potential fuel consumption savings versus an isolated single vehicle varies depending on the separation distance of the trucks, but the report says at a following distance of 40- to 50-feet platooning can lead to 4 percent average savings over the two trucks after accounting for traffic, terrain and time when equipped trucks will not be operating in a platoon.

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New Mack tool allows drivers to see fuel efficiency in different specs

Drivers can select different Pinnacle options that affect fuel efficiency, including weight, speed, engine size and rating, transmission, axle ratios, tires, aerodynamic enhancements and more, then see the difference in fuel economy.

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Shell says ‘StarShip’ concept truck could be ready for cross-country fuel economy test by next spring

The futuristic and highly aerodynamic ‘StarShip’ concept truck in development by Shell Lubricants and AirFlow Truck Company could be completed as early as next spring, Shell marketing rep Kate Foucher last week.

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Shell releases new diesel engine oil portfolio as part of next-gen oil category

The CK-4 Rotella products will replace the current CJ-4 Rotella oils used today and work with engines of all ages. The FA-4 products are designed for year-model 2017 and later engines and will have limited backwards compatibility.

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EPA, DOT extend public comment period on Phase 2 emissions regulations proposal

Federal regulators have extended the public comment period for the recently proposed second phase of emissions regulations and fuel economy standards for heavy-duty trucks, pushing the last day to comment two weeks to Oct. 1, 2015. Here's how to comment.

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EPA, NHTSA officials to hear from truckers on emissions/fuel-efficiency regs at GATS

The officials will hear from truckers in a public hearing on the "Phase 2" proposal to accelerate fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions standards for 2018-'27 model year trailers and 2021-'27 trucks.

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