Topics Trucknology

Trucking Efficiency produces Confidence Report on lightweighting

Trucking Efficiency released its second Confidence Report in less than a month on Tuesday in publishing a report on lightweighting. The report, produced by the North American Council For Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room, explores the benefits and challenges of lightweighting for Class 8 tractors and trailers. While the majority ...

Low-rolling resistance tires addressed in Confidence Report

Trucking Efficiency has released a Confidence Report on low-rolling resistance tires. The report, produced by the North American Council For Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room, says that while the typical upfront purchase price of a tire is only approximately $0.04 per mile, given the range of rolling resistance among dual ...

Trucking Efficiency debuts new website

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Carbon War Room introduce the new www.truckingefficiency.org. A joint effort between the two groups, Trucking Efficiency is dedicated to identifying and promoting efficient technologies for the commercial vehicle marketplace. “This initiative will stimulate increased adoption of efficiency technologies among truck owners ...

Truck platooning technology nearing marketplace

Peloton, Denso and Meritor WABCO introduced latest innovation in truck fuel efficiency and safety technology, multi-truck platooning, during a press event Tuesday at the World Congress for Intelligent Transportation Systems in Detroit. Designed featuring technology from all three businesses, Peloton's soon-to-be-released truck platooning software is "the largest single product ...

ATDynamics to offer aero combination packages

ATDynamics announces in response to President Obama’s recent orders for tighter fuel efficiency standards that it will offer trucking fleets aerodynamic equipment combination packages that have been tested at the Auto Research Center (ARC) wind tunnel in Indianapolis to deliver 9.6, 10.6 and 11.2 percent fuel savings. “The technologies ...

Advancements in Trucknology

A truck is a complex machine. Hundreds of moving parts, an internal combustion engine, onboard computer and a list of nuts, bolts, sensors and other “things”. When you think about advancements in technology on the truck, you generally think of a couple things; the engine and the computer. Those are ...