fuel savings

ATDynamics announces 500 percent TrailerTail surge

| August 24, 2012

ATDynamics CEO Andrew Smith says TrailerTail fairings boosted tractor-trailer fuel economy by 4/10 MPH in independent testing. He also said the company has sold in excess of 12,000 TrailerTail units to more than 100 truck ...

Cummins waste heat expander

| March 21, 2012

Cummins Turbo Technologies is offering a look at its advanced waste heat expander prototype at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The system, which includes the Holset waste heat expander, can reduce fuel consumption by up to 6 ...

New technology: Hydrogen-injection for fuel mileage boost

| September 14, 2011

A Q&A in the Richmond (Virginia) BizSense magazine published Monday revealed an interesting new technology coming into the trucking world. Related to the hydrogen fuel-cell idea, the technology has been created by Marz Industries of ...

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Overdrive Staff | September 01, 2011

New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.

How to save fuel: ‘Fix the roads!’ researchers say

| August 01, 2011

We all know the tire makers have done their due in improving truck-tire rolling resistance in recent years to help operators save fuel with tire choices. Two Auburn University researchers say it’s time for the ...

| December 17, 2010

PIB TIP: PASS UP COSTLY FUEL STOPS. Owner-operators are well advised to pass up network fuel stops that are too costly, too far off route, sell inferior fuel, are dangerous or poorly maintained, or are ...

| November 17, 2010

PIB TIP: CUT OUT-OF-ROUTE MILES. If you’re like many owner-operators, with 6 percent to 10 percent of your miles out of route lost to detours, side trips and just human error, you could possible cut ...

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Overdrive Staff | October 01, 2010

Engine problems worsen, FedEx Ground wins key case, APU grants offered to OOIDA, truck-related fatalities drop and more industry issues are featured.

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