fuel economy

Low-viscosity oil field trials pushing fuel economy

Field trials of Shell Rotella's lower-viscosity oils have shown up to 3 percent fuel economy improvements as the company works to develop the PC-11 oil category.

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67 ways to save on fuel

$4 a gallon diesel is the new normal, and that figure may be considered dirt cheap a few years from now. Here's a comprehensive list of fuel tips to help you extend your fuel as far as it'll go.

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Drive better to save fuel

The biggest bang for the fuel-savings buck is in changing your driving habits.

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10 mpg? It looms, says Daimler’s CEO

Martin Daum said during in an address to the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association that trucks getting 10 mpg "will definitely come during our professional lifetimes."

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A tale of two drivers says a lot about fuel use

Industry tests have shown for years that the difference in fuel economy between the best drivers and the worst can be as much as 30 percent due.

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Is EGR doomed?

I spend a lot of time on airplanes. But sometimes, we get visitors here in our our Tuscaloosa, Ala., headquarters. Such was the case last week when representatives from Chevron Lubricants came calling. The gist of the presentation CCJ and Overdrive editors attended was on PC-11 – the new oil category shaping up for the eventual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations (GHG) that will take affect in 2017. But lost in that conversation was a little nugget of ...

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Hino, Cummins, Paccar top power rankings for medium-duty engines

Class 5, 6 and 7 truck engines and transmissions were rated in J.D. Power's U.S. Medium Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study of vocational application models.

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Squeeze what you can from fuel economy

You don't have to be an all-time mpg record setter to pad your wallet with increased fuel economy.

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Western Star 4900 set-back offers fuel economy

Model with Fuel Efficiency package and Detroit DD15 is showing the most improved fuel economy results of any Western Star truck model.

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A cool customer I won’t talk about

I learned today that the company we delivered freight to this morning is recognized by local business organizations and national industry organizations as an innovative and groundbreaking player in its industry. Learned by reading the magazine articles mounted on the reception area walls. Diane and I drove overnight on a run that began on Saturday in Austin, Texas and had the first of two stops in Reno, Nev. Yesterday's driving was not easy and Diane was ...

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