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Fuel efficiency options: Looking to application to inform your specs

“With the cost of equipment today, typically one of the first questions raised by our full service lease customers is about fuel efficient specifications,” says Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning at Penske Truck Leasing. “Customers always weigh the idea of whether or not a spec is the right fit for

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Mitigating collisions with the latest in safety systems

At the 2015 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Jack Van Steenburg, assistant administrator and chief safety officer at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), reported on trends in commercial motor vehicle safety. Citing 2013 data on crashes involving large trucks, Van Steenburg indicated that the increase from 2012 was less than half that in

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Integrated powertrains maximize fuel efficiency

“Traditionally, there has been an understanding in the industry that excellent drivers develop skill sets to operate equipment in a way that generates good fuel mileage,” says Mario Sanchez, technical sales support director at Cummins. “Even the best drivers are not consistent all the time, however, and as fleets continue to struggle to retain and

PIT announces membership discount: Bison Transport encourages fleets to join

FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) group, a not-for-profit engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, announced it is offering a 20% discount to fleets that join PIT before the end of June 2014. Benefits for the Canadian and U.S. fleets becoming members of the independent testing organization include: the ability to choose

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Efficiency assurance: Getting independent verification of equipment performance claims

To verify performance claims, especially those about fuel efficiency, a growing number of fleets and suppliers are turning to FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) group. The not-for-profit engineering and research center for the North American trucking industry is now a benchmark for testing services in both in Canada and United States, working in cooperation with Natural

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