Fuel http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en 6x2 axles still deserve consideration http://fleetowner.com/fuel/6x2-axles-still-deserve-consideration <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>If you haven&rsquo;t at least considered the possibility of switching to 6x2 axles, now is a good time to take a look.</p> <p>Our recently updated <a href="http://truckingefficiency.org/operational-practices/6x2_axles" target="_blank">Confidence Report</a> confirms the 2.5% fuel economy savings we first predicted in our 2014 Confidence Report on 6x2s.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/6x2-axles-still-deserve-consideration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/6x2-axles-still-deserve-consideration#comments Equipment Fuel News Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:12:00 +0000 222971 at http://fleetowner.com RubiconPro adds Fuelman, TAC Energy discounts for fleets http://fleetowner.com/fuel/rubiconpro-adds-fuelman-tac-energy-discounts-fleets <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Rubicon Global announced partnerships with Fuelman and TAC Energy to provide fuel discounts for independent haulers and truckers across North America. The Fuelman and TAC Energy discounts are new additions to the <a href="http://www.rubiconglobal.com/pro" target="_blank">expanding RubiconPro buying program</a> and are available immediately.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/rubiconpro-adds-fuelman-tac-energy-discounts-fleets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/rubiconpro-adds-fuelman-tac-energy-discounts-fleets#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:03:00 +0000 222561 at http://fleetowner.com What’s the future of diesel? http://fleetowner.com/fuel/what-s-future-diesel <div class="field-deck"> Uncertainty in the face of competition from alternative fuels </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The trucking industry has long depended on diesel engines and fuel to drive our nation&rsquo;s fleet of heavy-duty vehicles. However, with the tremendous strides that have been made in alternative fuels and electric vehicle technologies, including emissions reductions, price competitiveness, and fuel efficiency, we may have finally reach&shy;ed the turning point where diesel trucks begin to take a back seat.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/what-s-future-diesel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/what-s-future-diesel#comments Fuel Regulations Running Green Silver Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:25:00 +0000 221861 at http://fleetowner.com Green Fleet of the Month: U.S. Xpress gains http://fleetowner.com/running-green/green-fleet-month-us-xpress-gains <div class="field-deck"> Rewards from environmentally friendly solutions are high </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>&ldquo;We take fuel economy seriously,&nbsp; so we&rsquo;re always looking for technologies we can take advantage of today and in the future,&rdquo; said Gerry Mead, Sr., vice president of maintenance at U.S. Xpress, the Chattanooga, TN-based truckload carrier. &ldquo;Last fall, for example, we hosted In-Service Fuel Testing to compare the fuel efficiency of engine-drivetrain components and help validate the decisions we make about our equipment.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/green-fleet-month-us-xpress-gains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/green-fleet-month-us-xpress-gains#comments Fuel News Running Green Silver Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:14:00 +0000 221851 at http://fleetowner.com Seven fleets commit to 'Run on Less' http://fleetowner.com/running-green/seven-fleets-commit-run-less <div class="field-deck"> Fuel economy showcase to culminate at NACV show in September. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Seven fleets have agreed to have one of their trucks and drivers participate in <a href="http://runonless.com/" target="_blank">Run on Less</a>, a cross-country roadshow planned for later this year to showcase advancements in fuel efficiency.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/seven-fleets-commit-run-less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/seven-fleets-commit-run-less#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:00:00 +0000 221041 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Brent&nbsp;Nussbaum said his company wants to show the &ldquo;success that can be achieved when pairing a trained and educated driver with the latest technologies in fuel efficiency.&rdquo; <em>(Photo: Nussbaum Transportation)</em></p> WEX, GasBuddy Form Alliance http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/wex-gasbuddy-form-alliance <div class="field-deck"> Companies say they will develop ways to boost savings for consumers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.wexinc.com/" target="_blank">WEX Inc.</a>, a longtime provider of fuel cards and payment services for commercial fleets, announced an alliance with <a href="https://www.gasbuddy.com/" target="_blank">GasBuddy</a> to make inroads into the consumer market.</p> <p>The companies said they plan to explore strategic uses of their collective technology, infrastructure and data to deliver greater cost savings to the driving public.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/wex-gasbuddy-form-alliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/wex-gasbuddy-form-alliance#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Technology Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:36:00 +0000 220831 at http://fleetowner.com <p>WEX is teaming with&nbsp;GasBuddy, whose app has been downloaded more than 65 million times. (Photo: ExxonMobil)</p> Michelin to launch new regional drive tire http://fleetowner.com/equipment/michelin-launch-new-regional-drive-tire <div class="field-deck"> New tire focuses on traction upgrade in effort to reclaim some share in the market. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>MONTREAL, QUE. Michelin is getting ready to launch a new regional drive tire on July 1 that it expects will trump its previous regional drive tires and be more in line with what fleets want.</p> <p>Ralph Dimenna, COO of Michelin Americas, truck tires, told Fleet Owner during Michelin&rsquo;s &quot;Movin On&quot; mobile sustainability event in Montreal the new tire is an effort to reclaim some share in a part of the market where it hasn&rsquo;t quite delivered the optimal product for fleets.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/michelin-launch-new-regional-drive-tire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/michelin-launch-new-regional-drive-tire#comments Equipment Fuel News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:01:00 +0000 220681 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Michelin&#39;s Serge Lafon&nbsp;speaks with the media June 13 during the&nbsp;&quot;Movin On&quot; mobile sustainability conference in Montreal. <em>(Photo: Cristina Commendatore/Fleet Owner)</em></p> Better things to do with our money than ‘spend’ it on traffic delays http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/better-things-do-our-money-spend-it-traffic-delays <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>I&rsquo;ve talked about how traffic congestion decreases the efficiency of the trucking industry before. But I want to do so again because the American Transportation Research Institute recently came out with the 2017 Update to its <em>Cost of Congestion to the Trucking Industry </em>report.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/better-things-do-our-money-spend-it-traffic-delays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/better-things-do-our-money-spend-it-traffic-delays#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Mon, 12 Jun 2017 22:03:00 +0000 220591 at http://fleetowner.com Roush propane autogas engine gains optional low NOx certification http://fleetowner.com/running-green/roush-propane-autogas-engine-gains-optional-low-nox-certification <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="font-size: 12.8px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2;"><a href="http://www.roushcleantech.com/" style="font-size: 12.8px;">Roush&nbsp;CleanTech</a>&nbsp;said its propane&nbsp;autogas&nbsp;engine for Classes 4-7 trucks and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.blue-bird.com/blue-bird/Home.aspx" style="font-size: 12.8px;">Blue Bird</a>&nbsp;Type C buses has been certified to meet the optional low nitrogen oxide (NOx) level of .05 grams per brake horsepower per hour (g/bhp-hr).</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/roush-propane-autogas-engine-gains-optional-low-nox-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/roush-propane-autogas-engine-gains-optional-low-nox-certification#comments Fuel News Running Green Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:10:00 +0000 220561 at http://fleetowner.com Fuel economy: From research to reality http://fleetowner.com/fuel/fuel-economy-research-reality <div class="field-deck"> On the surface, SuperTruck projects might seem like a waste of time and money. But they are helping OEMs make their everyday commercial products more fuel efficient. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In mid-2016, the u.s. dept.&nbsp; of energy (DOE) announced that it would fund a second heavy-truck research and development project, dubbed SuperTruck II, to the tune of $80 million. And many fleet managers might&rsquo;ve rightly rolled their eyes, wondering whether such government expenditures ever result in real-world benefits for trucking companies.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/fuel-economy-research-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/fuel-economy-research-reality#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Silver Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:12:00 +0000 220521 at http://fleetowner.com