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How big are the engine oil fuel economy benefits?

I’ve got a financial riddle for you: Would you rather have a million truck bucks handed to you today or the sum of a penny doubled every day for 30 days? OK, I’m sure you’ve heard this one. We all know you’re supposed to take the penny because you end up with over $5 million

What’s right for your trucks: Renewable diesel or biodiesel?

Both renewable diesel and biodiesel have gotten a lot of attention from trucking fleets over the past few years, because not only do they both offer excellent performance and cut overall emissions, they can in many cases both be considered a drop-in replacement to petroleum diesel. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the

How Ryder validated TruckWings’ fuel savings

Part of Ryder’s mission is to regularly explore and evaluate new vehicles, new technologies, and early-stage development products that could directly benefit customers by improving fuel economy, enhancing safety, and reducing environmental impacts and long-term operating costs. Fuel is one of the biggest and most volatile costs for Ryder’s customers (especially right now), driving interest

Four ways A.I. can help cut diesel fuel costs

The fluctuation of fuel prices has made it more challenging to operate day-to-day. Drivers get paid by the mile, and, when fuel costs go up, margins shrink, impacting how fleets profit and pay their employees. Intelligent technology can lessen the impact of high prices by improving overall fuel efficiency. Here are four ways that AI

Volvo Trucks North America introduces I-Torque

The new Volvo I-Torque is a unique powertrain solution enabling the truck to operate optimally with up to a 31% increase in fuel-efficient speed range, achieving up to an amazing 8.5 miles per gallon at 85 mph, the company says. I-Torque comprises the D13 Turbo Compound (TC) engine, the I-Shift with overdrive features, adaptive gear shift

MVT Solutions testing reveals fuel savings for EkoStinger

Mesilla Valley Transportation Solutions has announced test results for The NextGen EkoStinger, an aerodynamic fairing for Class 8 tractor trailers. It is a one-piece design made with polyethylene that sits underneath the trailer in front of the rear wheels and slides with varying tandem positions. Testing in November 2021 demonstrated that the technology resulted in

Talking biodiesel viability & aftertreatment technology

Biodiesel has been cropping up in more decarbonization conversations as the industry drives toward lower (and sooner than you think: zero) emissions. Volvo Trucks North America mentioned biodiesel during its ATA MCE press conference. While we’ve had the likes of REG talking about the potential benefits of biodiesel, its appeal seems to be gaining a

Using technology to improve diesel engine efficiency

There is no denying that there is much excitement about developments in the battery electric truck space as the commercial vehicle industry focuses on reducing its negative impact on the environment. But don’t overlook how changes in diesel engines are also making significant green gains and contributing to decarbonization. The reality is that diesel engines

Focus on heavy-duty truck diesel fuel efficiency

As a fleet manager, you feel the pain at the pump when today’s diesel prices spike to set new record highs. It quickly snaps your focus back to the equipment and technology you need to consider for the truck you’re spec’ing today. It’s time for a refresher course on hyper fuel efficient truck equipment options.

Fleet Advantage focuses on helping transportation fleets achieve ESG Goals

Fleet Advantage announced a new focus to help its clients transition to a low-carbon economy and achieve corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals. “At the heart of our ESG-centric strategy is a data analytics focus that relies on real-time business intelligence to help steer clients toward more environmentally-sound business decisions,” said Katerina Jones, vice

Behind the scenes of the Daimler Trucks N.A. SuperTruck 2

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) shared a few behind-the-scenes details of its SuperTruck 2 project that is set for a full reveal later this year. With the initial SuperTruck project, the team was able to focus more on fundamental research and development, ultimately finding success with improved freight efficiency by 115%. For SuperTruck 2, which

Daimler Trucks North America receives SuperTruck 3 award

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) was named as one of the recipients awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the third SuperTruck initiative. In total, the DOE will be funding 25 projects with $199 million following the goal of putting cleaner cars and trucks on America’s roads, including long-haul trucks powered by