fuel economy

Cummins sees 6% fuel economy gain

| March 30, 2011

Company is achieving a 6 percent improvement in fuel economy in its 2010 engine compared with 2007 technology.

2010 Engine Performance

John Baxter | March 01, 2011

Manufacturers say EPA-driven changes yield better fuel economy and other benefits.

‘Who’s inefficient?’ Four wheels or 18?

| December 10, 2010

So asks New Cumberland, Pa., resident and owner-operator Tom Bowers in a letter to the editor published in the Harrisburg, Pa., Patriot-News, in response to a letter from another area resident heaping the bulk of ...

How to: Install Trailer Fairings

John Baxter | December 01, 2010

If you own a dry van or reefer, adding trailer fairings should improve your fuel economy and highway performance. Installing a kit requires only basic tools, a helper at times and most of a day.

Through thick and thin

Max Kvidera | November 02, 2010

Specialists weigh in on cold starts, wear protection and other oil viscosity matters.

| August 31, 2010

PIB TIP: CALCULATE YOUR MPG. Calculate your mpg by tracking your mileage between fill-ups and dividing the total by the number of gallon you burned. Do this for all trips. Weather, loads, routes, traffic, terrain, ...

Truck Spotlight

Lucinda Coulter | May 04, 2010

The Volvo VNL 730 mid-roof sleeper is designed for pulling flatbed or lower trailers with heavier loads such as fuel tankers or grain haulers.

Feature Article: The Dynamics of Aero

Max Kdvera | December 01, 2009

Higher fuel prices and equipment-altering regulations stand to change the intensity of owner-operators' focus on their rigs' aerodynamics.

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