fuel mileage

Trucking with environmentalists

What the President's new Climate Action Plan has to say about heavy-duty trucks yields odd alignment of environmental / trucking perspective in discussion.

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Do the hard work to improve the business

There are millions putting in long hours and sacrificing a life for a job, yet few of them truly succeed. They’re working hard – but not doing the truly hard work.

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What’s your California strategy?

More and more, owner-operators are choosing to hold on to high-performing older equipment and run routes that keep them far away from the Golden State rather than upgrade to meet CARB emissions requirements.

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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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Expedited advantage, part 1: Equipment, carriers

The time-sensitive freight niche could be one of the last profitable bastions of irregular route long-haul, offering fuel mileage and other reduced costs, more income on fewer miles and load and lane novelty.

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Expediting: Singing the praises with Don Lanier

A chance meeting with expedited driver Don Lanier yields insights into the segment.

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Pride & Polish: Business class?

Expediting owner-operators Linda and Bob Caffee, after participating in the GATS Pride & Polish in 2012, offered up an idea for a new class focused on biz performance and professionalism.

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Reader: ‘The grass doesn’t get any greener’

Readers give kudos to the trucking company owner (other than themselves) in their lives.

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NEW VIDS: Explorations of ATDynamics’ TrailerTail

At bottom, find a vid from ATDynamics featuring its new trailer-tail design for vans with rear roll doors, but along the way I thought I'd share some video from my meeting late last year with Brett Tobin (pictured), independent owner-operator of Tobin Trucking, based in the Pacific Northwest. Tobin was featured in my fellow Overdrive Senior Editor Max Kvidera's feature on truck-trailer aerodynamics last October for his investment in ATDynamics' skirts and tail technology for ...

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