fuel economy

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.

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Topping 10 mpg: Former Trucker of the Year blends driving strategy, equipment

Are we about to pass the 10-mile-per-gallon threshold in long-haul trucking? Owner-operator Henry Albert certainly thinks so. He regularly pushes the envelope in his 2012 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution.

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Shooting for 10 mpg and beyond

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.

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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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