fuel savings

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.

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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