fuel mileage

A tale of two drivers says a lot about fuel use

| February 07, 2013

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.

Is EGR doomed?

| December 18, 2012

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 ...

Expedited advantage, part 1: Equipment, carriers

| November 14, 2012

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.

Expediting: Singing the praises with Don Lanier

| October 13, 2012

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

Pride & Polish: Business class?

| October 01, 2012

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.

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

| August 21, 2012

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

NEW VIDS: Explorations of ATDynamics’ TrailerTail

| March 07, 2012

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 ...

Let the (fuel-mileage) games begin!

| February 27, 2012

When owner-operator Henry Albert proposed that he test speed's effect on fuel mileage on his blog Feb. 22 by dropping his top speed from 65 to 60, he sparked a wellspring of commentary from his ...

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