NACFE: Truck platooning boosts fuel economy, ‘next logical automation’

In a two-truck platoon, the potential fuel consumption savings versus an isolated single vehicle varies depending on the separation distance of the trucks, but the report says at a following distance of 40- to 50-feet platooning can lead to 4 percent average savings over the two trucks after accounting for traffic, terrain and time when equipped trucks will not be operating in a platoon.

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NACFE: Lower viscosity oils can increase fuel economy

Mike Roeth, NACFE executive director, said the research for the report revealed that 5W-30 and 10W-30 engine oils, either the current CJ-4 or the upcoming CK-4, can replace the commonly used 15W-40 oils used in many trucks while also increasing fuel savings.

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Study says 6×2 axles average 2.5 percent better fuel mileage

The analysis of existing data -- with some new track tests -- by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency showed an average payback time of 20 months given fuel-efficiency gains.

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