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New Online Tool Gives Mack Customers Edge on Fuel Efficiency

August 10, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
New Online Tool Gives Mack Customers Edge on Fuel Efficiency

Mack Trucks customers recently gained an advantage in their search for fuel efficiency savings, thanks to a new fuel economy tool available exclusively at Mack dealerships. The new online tool enables Mack customers to input and modify a number of variables on Mack Pinnacle highway tractors, select a route and [...]

UPS Marks a Billion Cleaner Miles on Alternative Fuel Trucks

August 4, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, Image, News
UPS Marks a Billion Cleaner Miles on Alternative Fuel Trucks

UPS has achieved its goal of driving a billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, marking more than a decade of learning from its “Rolling Laboratory.” UPS’s long-term commitment to sustainability is transforming commercial transportation and logistics, spurring growth in the clean [...]

End of July’s Spot Truckload Freight Volume Up 3.5%

August 4, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
End of July’s Spot Truckload Freight Volume Up 3.5%

The number of available loads on the spot truckload freight market increased 3.5 percent during the week ending July 30, sending load-to-truck ratios higher at the close of July, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards. The big surprise? At $1.64 per mile, the monthly [...]

Nikola One Electric Truck Achieves Zero Emissions

August 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Nikola One Electric Truck Achieves Zero Emissions

Nikola Motor Co.’s research and development team announced this week that the company has achieved 100 percent zero emissions on the Nikola One commercial Class 8 truck. Trevor Milton, founder and CEO, said, “Nikola has engineered the holy grail of the trucking industry. We are not aware of any zero-emission [...]

A Decade of Clean Diesel Truck Engines Means Better Air, Fuel Efficiency

August 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, Image, News
A Decade of Clean Diesel Truck Engines Means Better Air, Fuel Efficiency

The introduction of more advanced diesel truck engines, innovative emissions control systems, and cleaner diesel fuel over the past decade have successfully resulted in major improvements in air quality and fuel efficiency. That’s the consensus of new research compiled by The Martec Group, a global technical marketing research firm, for [...]

Daimler Debuts Heavy-duty Electric eTruck for Distribution Ops

July 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Daimler Debuts Heavy-duty Electric eTruck for Distribution Ops

Daimler Trucks introduced its Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck in Stuttgart, Germany this week, touting it as the first fully electric truck with an admissible total weight of up to 26 tonnes. This means that in the future, heavy-duty trucks will be able to take part in urban distribution operations with zero [...]

PSI Invests in Reduced Drag Technology for Trucks and Trailers

July 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
PSI Invests in New Aerodynamic Technology for Trucks and Trailers

Pressure Systems International (PSI), a global leader in automatic tire inflation systems for commercial vehicles, has made an investment in a new aerodynamic technology and entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Plasma Stream Technologies. Plasma Stream’s patented new technology — developed at the University of Notre Dame — uses plasma [...]

New Shell Rotella Engine Oils Meet Trucking’s New API CK-4 Specs

July 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fuel
New Shell Rotella Engine Oils Meet Trucking’s New API CK-4 Specs

New Shell Rotella T4 Triple Protection and Shell Rotella T5 10W-30 Synthetic Blend have been developed to meet the new API CK-4 service category for diesel engine oil. Nearly a decade has passed since the last diesel engine oil category, CJ-4, was developed and the standard has lasted well beyond [...]

Retail Sales of Natural Gas-fueled Trucks Up in May; Down YTD, Y/Y

July 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
Retail Sales of Natural Gas-fueled Trucks Up in May; Down YTD, Y/Y

Retail sales for U.S. and Canadian natural gas-fueled Class 8 trucks improved in May, after getting off to a slow start earlier in the year, according to a recent report from ACT Research. The Natural Gas Quarterly attributes this to a high number of natural gas vehicle repeat sales, as [...]

41% of Nation’s Commercial Trucks Use Clean Diesel Engines

July 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, Image, News, Regulations, Technology
41% of Nation’s Commercial Trucks Using Clean Diesel Engines

More than 40 percent of all medium- and heavy-duty diesel commercial trucks in operation in the United States — 4 million of 9.5 million diesel trucks — are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines, according to a new Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) analysis. The report includes IHS Automotive [...]