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Peterbilt announces 579 EPIQ day cab spec, updates to remote diagnostics

Peterbilt announces 579 EPIQ day cab spec, updates to remote diagnostics

Peterbilt announced the availability of the Model 579 EPIQ spec in a day cab configuration that the company says can provide up to a 14 percent improvement in fuel economy. ...

NACFE report: Day cabs can benefit from aero add-ons too

NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth announced in the Long Beach Convention Center during ACT Expo that the non-profit's latest fleet studies reveal that aerodynamic devices on day cabs result in ...
Daimler Trucks, C.R. England both commit to FlowBelow partnerships

Daimler Trucks, C.R. England both commit to FlowBelow partnerships

FlowBelow Aero Inc., and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), announced Sunday at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., that DTNA will offer FlowBelow’s fuel saving ...
Trailer aerodynamics focus of recent Confidence Report

Trailer aerodynamics focus of recent Confidence Report

The Confidence Report determined the per-vehicle fuel economy benefit of trailer aerodynamic devices can be high, ranging from 1 percent to more than 10 percent, depending on the devices chosen.

Filling the holes on the highway: Bottom-line boosting aerodynamics

Minding the trailer’s gap, rear can boost the bottom line.
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FlowBelow introduces aero kits for flatbed and tanker tractors

FlowBelow announced a new modified version of its Tractor AeroKit for use in flatbed and tanker fleet operations, and says the new system offers fuel savings of 3 percent on ...

SmartTruck announces new top fairing to manage tractor-trailer gap

SmartTruck, an aerodynamic-efficiency solutions provider, introduced its LeadEdge Top Fairing, a new aerodynamic trailer fairing designed to manipulate and manage the disruptive airflow created in the gap between tractor and ...
Reshaping the dry van: New laws, new tech and pressure from fleets guiding trailers' future
TrailerTail will be industry standard soon, new owner Stemco says

TrailerTail will be industry standard soon, new owner Stemco says

Stemco’s recent acquisition of ATDynamics, which is known for its TrailerTail that streamlines air at the rear of box vans, has led to a major expansion of its sales force, ...

Shell Lubricants announces development of futuristic ‘hyper-fuel’ concept truck

Shell Lubricants announced March 26 it has partnered with AirFlow Truck Company to develop a hyper-fuel-efficient Class 8 truck and trailer concept vehicle. The announcement came at a press briefing ...
Stemco acquires ATDynamics

Stemco acquires ATDynamics

ATDynamics’ TrailerTail technology streamlines the airflow around a semi-trailer and mitigates the low-pressure suction drag that reduces fuel efficiency and creates turbulence. ATDynamics will become part of Stemco’s Innovative Tire ...
Counting down the top stories of 2014: No. 8

Counting down the top stories of 2014: No. 8

CCJ is reviewing the top 10 stories of 2014 based on the number of pageviews. Use the navigation buttons at the bottom of the stories to move through the countdown.  No. ...
Navistar rolling out new 'most efficient' ProStar ES

Navistar rolling out new ‘most efficient’ ProStar ES

Navistar says its ProStar ES is “the best fuel efficiency package in the industry.”
Kenworth releases T680 Advantage video

Kenworth releases T680 Advantage video

Kenworth says it has taken fuel efficiency to new heights with its Kenworth T680 Advantage configuration introduced this year. Now, Kenworth has released an informative, 7-1/2-minute video on the key ...