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Shell releases Starship freight ton efficiency results from cross-country test run

While the Starship’s fuel economy averaged 8.94 mpg, it achieved a freight ton efficiency average of 178.4 ton-miles per gallon, a 248 percent improvement over the on-highway Class 8 industry ...

Shell answers ‘What’s possible?’ with Starship Project concept truck

Shell Lubricants unveiled its Starship Project concept truck, a fuel-sipping Class 8 combination tractor-trailer designed in conjunction with AirFlow Truck Company to showcase the feasibility of energy-efficient freight movement. “We seek ...

Fleets in NACFE study show uptick in fuel economy

More than 71,000 tractors and 234,000 trailers across 19 fleets earned a 1 percent increase in fuel economy last year through the adoption of various fuel efficiency technologies as part ...

Seven drivers, equipment for cross-country fuel efficiency ‘Run on Less’ roadshow named

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) this week named the seven drivers who will pilot the trucks and tractors running in the Run on Less roadshow, a first-of-its-kind ...

Crum Trucking to install Vnomics fuel optimizing system

The Vnomics True Fuel units will be installed in the company’s Volvo tractors, the majority of which are equipped with Cummins engines.

WEX intros ClearView Advanced platform to save on wasteful fuel spend

WEX developed ClearView Advanced to include fuel price optimization algorithms as well as driver messaging to change fuel spending behaviors

SmartDrive analysis shows risks of distracted truck driving

Analysis of in-cab video and observation data gathered over 14.5 billion driving miles show that distracted drivers are more likely than all other drivers to have a near collision, fail ...

Vnomics creates new True Fuel scoring model for engine control, speeding, idling.

The new True Fuel Score presents a composite rating of fuel-wasting behaviors that combines Idling, Speeding and Engine Control scores.

Speed limiters, aluminum wheels most common fuel saving devices for truck fleets, survey shows

The survey, which focused on fuel economy trends of heavy-duty truck fleets, also showed use of aluminum wheels, automated-manual transmissions and low-rolling resistance dual tires as the most commonly used ...

Lockheed Martin ups investment in Vnomics

The new investment by Lockheed Martin will enable Vnomics to build on the success of its recently introduced True Fuel optimization system.

NACFE: Trucking industry made fuel economy strides in 2015 via fuel-saving tech, add-ons

“Investing in efficiency technologies is the new normal. And these fleets are continuing to make investments because they do not want to be caught short when fuel prices go up ...

Superior Plus Energy Services equips fleet with True Fuel coaching device

A provider of home and business fuels, Superior Plus Energy Services has 300 vehicles with True Fuel to improve fuel economy.

Technicians at TravelCenters trained to install, service fuel-saving PedalCoach mobile app

TA Truck Service technicians at TA and Petro locations will be trained on the installation and servicing of LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach mobile application.

ATRI survey seeks fleet’s input on fuel use, fuel-saving trends

The survey, launched in conjunction with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and ExxonMobil, looks into current and future approaches to improving fuel economy in Class 7 and Class ...

Final version of next phase of truck emissions, fuel economy regulations advances

The agencies introduced the proposed rule last June that will begin taking effect for model year 2018 trailers and 2021 for tractors. The plan goes through 2027, when the entire ...