fuel economy

E-log mandate rule still slated for Sept. publication, speed limiter mandate delayed

Two major federal regulatory changes looming for the trucking industry have been delayed again, according to the latest rulemakings report from the Department of Transportation. A final rule to mandate electronic logging devices, however, is still forecasted to be published in September, the report says. Here are the latest dates projected by the DOT and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for significant rulemakings expected this year: Electronic logging device mandate: The forecasted date for a Final ...

Read More

Next round of emissions, fuel economy regs move closer to implementation

The new fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards would go into effect for 2018 model year vehicles, building upon the Phase 1 fuel economy and emissions standards that went into effect last year.

Read More

What’s the best fuel-saving equipment? Last chance to tell us this weekend

Overdrive's interactive microsite allows you to choose the fuel-saving equipment you deem most valuable. Participants in the poll voting by Oct. 12 will be entered in a contest to win prizes from Amsoil.

Read More

Owner-operators, what’s your current fuel mileage?

What kind of mileage are you getting currently? This poll probes the variation in fuel economy around the industry among Overdrive readers.

Read More

Volvo: 2016 models see fuel efficiency boost from aero, powertrain changes

Volvo Trucks says its 2016 VN series of on-highway tractors has better aerodynamics and a more sophisticated powertrain than current models, both of which it says will push the company’s next line of trucks to better fuel economy.

Read More

A rebuilding success story that gets 8.3 mpg

If you say you’re not mechanically inclined, I’ll tell you that you’re never too old to learn, and you can save yourself thousands of dollars by doing some of your own work and repairs. Here's one such success story.

Read More

Volvo head talks fuel efficiency of ‘14 engines, remote diagnostics

Volvo President Goran Nyberg said the company’s 2014 engines are getting higher fuel economy than the company originally expected, besting their 2013 counterparts by 3 percent, rather than the 2 percent Volvo predicted.

Read More

Acquisition, maintenance cost worries stand out in post-2018 efficiency standards conversation

Readers sound off on President Obama's announcement of plans for post-2018 model truck fuel-efficiency/emissions standards.

Read More

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

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 they support increasing fuel use standards for trucks.

Read More

Obama orders tightened fuel efficiency, emissions standards for post-2018 trucks

President Obama will order the EPA and the DOT to produce a rule by March 2015 to once again tighten fuel efficiency standards and greenhouse gas emissions standards, calling for technological innovation and alt fuels to help lead the way.

Read More