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  • News Equipment

    Who says regional haul can’t be fuel-efficient?

    October 28, 2019 6:56AM by James Menzies

    Run on Less shows fuel-efficiency potential for regional haul trucks

  • News Equipment

    TMC, PIT Group form partnership

    September 21, 2018 10:59AM by Truck News

    ORLANDO, Fla. – PIT Group has announced a strategic partnership with the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations. The two groups will exchange technical and truck maintenance expertise. TMC will partner with PIT Group in field

  • NRCan updates SmartDriver for Highway Trucking

    January 9, 2018 6:40AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has updated its popular SmartDriver for Highway Trucking program, to help commercial truck drivers achieve better fuel economy. The program was developed in consultation with the trucking industry, NRCan reported, providing drivers will

  • News Equipment

    Run on Less drivers selected

    August 16, 2017 8:45AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Seven professional drivers have been selected to participate in the first Run on Less fuel economy challenge, organized by Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). The event kicks off Sept. 6

  • News Equipment

    PIT Group adds another US mega-fleet

    February 21, 2017 1:43PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – PIT Group has welcomed another large US fleet to its roster. C.R. England has joined the organization, which offers unbiased research and testing of fuel-saving technologies and techniques. “PIT Group will help us identify opportunities to save

  • Mack dealers offering new fuel economy comparison tool

    August 10, 2016 10:28AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack Trucks has developed a new fuel economy tool that allows dealers to demonstrate to customers the potential fuel savings from certain spec’s. The tool allows Mack customers to input and modify a number of variables on

  • Cummins announces GHG17 engine certification

    January 4, 2016 8:13AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins announced today it has received GHG17 certification and will offer engines in 2017 that will be 2.5-7.5% more fuel-efficient than the 2013 ISX15. The company’s entire diesel and natural gas engine line has been approved by

  • Well maintained trucks get 5-10% better fuel economy: NACFE

    December 15, 2015 12:57PM by James Menzies

    Implementing a robust preventive maintenance program can improve a truck’s fuel economy by 5-10%, according to a new Confidence Report issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). While a maintenance return on investment is typically calculated based

  • PIT Group opening US office

    October 21, 2015 5:41AM by James Menzies

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — PIT Group has announced the opening of a US office as it looks to boost its presence there. The Quebec-based engineering and research group conducts the popular Energotest trials, which tests the effectiveness of products and techniques

  • News Equipment

    International challenges competitors to fuel economy showdown

    July 27, 2015 7:42AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — International Trucks has challenged its competitors to bring their most fuel-efficient Class 8 highway tractors to its New Carlisle, Ind. proving grounds so they can conduct head-to-head fuel economy and performance comparisons. “The heavy-duty products we are


    July 7, 2015 11:54AM by James Menzies

    After several delays, the US EPA/NHTSA agencies have revealed their proposed Phase 2 joint fuel economy/greenhouse gas reduction standards. They’ll build upon the Phase 1 regs, which came in with very little disruption the industry between 2014 and 2018. Most

  • Phase 2 GHG regs will add $10-12K to cost of new trucks

    June 21, 2015 9:14PM by James Menzies

    Cost increases expected to be recouped within two years by 2027, regulators claim

  • Feature Equipment


    June 19, 2015 10:48AM by James Menzies

    It wasn’t all fun and games in San Antonio with Shell. In addition to checking out the beautiful iron at SuperRigs, we had important work to do! Shell gave us an insightful update on the upcoming PC-11 engine oil category,

  • Manufacturers voice concerns about Phase 2 of GHG regs

    March 3, 2015 2:22PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — With a proposed rulemaking for the second phase of the joint EPA/NHTSA greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards for heavy trucks expected this month, some manufacturers are concerned about what’s to come. The new standards will take effect on

  • Feature Transportation

    Technology brings fuel economy parity

    February 23, 2015 10:58AM by James Menzies

    I’ve had an epiphany. It happened when I was evaluating Kriska’s International ProStar with the SmartAdvantage powertrain just before Christmas. It occurred to me that even if I wanted to sabotage the fuel economy of that truck, I’d be unable