fuel efficiency

Platooning, better fuel efficiency the goal for fed-sponsored trucking project

Peloton will contribute its current platooning system and higher-automation platooning technology under development. Cummins will offer powertrain technology. ZF TRW will supply steering controls, and Peterbilt will supply the trucks.

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New Mack tool allows drivers to see fuel efficiency in different specs

Drivers can select different Pinnacle options that affect fuel efficiency, including weight, speed, engine size and rating, transmission, axle ratios, tires, aerodynamic enhancements and more, then see the difference in fuel economy.

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EPA, NHTSA officials to hear from truckers on emissions/fuel-efficiency regs at GATS

The officials will hear from truckers in a public hearing on the "Phase 2" proposal to accelerate fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions standards for 2018-'27 model year trailers and 2021-'27 trucks.

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AxleOutPro ups the ante for Trucker Talent Search participants — and a new Keith Sampson vid

The winner of the talent search will receive a professional recording and video production care of AxleOutPro, much like 2014 winner Keith Sampson's own work on his new video/song, released here.

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Texas Trucking Association president calls for speed limit reduction

And readers sound off on speed in the wake of South Dakota's early-April introduction of an 80-mph top speed limit.

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POLL: What mpg is your fuel surcharge based on?

With some carriers shifting upward the mpg their fuel-surcharge contracts are based on, what's behind your own calculations of surcharges, such as they exist?

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The bar goes up on fuel surcharges

In a podcast, Gordon Klemp, head of the National Transportation Institute, discusses fuel surcharges, sign-on bonuses, demand for owner-operators, and compensation trends for flatbedders and independents.

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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.

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New remote diagnostics functions, fuel-efficiency upgrades from Navistar

Navistar's OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system gets enhancements; new fuel-efficient powertrain pairing for ProStar.

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Report urges trailer, tire, natural-gas power standards for Phase II efficiency regs

With the second round of heavy-duty fuel-efficiency standards recently announced by the Obama Administration, the National Research Council offered a series of recommendations in a newly released report.

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