fuel economy

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, road surfaces and other factors affect fuel economy, which can be somewhat controlled if monitored. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services firm, and is sponsored by ...

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Truck Spotlight

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.

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Feature Article: The Dynamics of Aero

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

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Plus 2

Many of those who succeed discover the key to achieving better mileage usually isn't found in changing one driving practice, buying a single additive or spec'ing one component.

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LogBook

Consumer, safety and labor groups have petitioned a federal court for permission to pursue a third round of litigation to overturn the hours of service rule.

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