Pushing 10: Mack test drive shows role of tech in fuel economy
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Equipment editor Jim Park has developed a new appreciation for drivers who post consistently high fuel economy numbers, especially those who push every day to crack 10 mpg (23.5 L/100km). But the trucks also deserve a good chunk of the credit.
Fuel-saving, safety training should be refreshed: study
MONTREAL, QC - A recent study by PIT Group has found that training in fuel efficiency and safety are only effective when it includes refresher courses, while real-time in-vehicle technologies help to reinforce good practices. "While vehicle technology designed to improve fuel economy continues to advance, driver training is the element that has the largest impact on fuel consumption," says Yves Provencher, director - market and business development. "Our studies show that various ways to train drivers - including classroom, in-cab and simulator training - all have their advantages."
The Downspeeding Decision: Can it work with Canadian spec’s?
Spec'ing powertrains for Canadian operations is a tricky job. Americans take their powertrain spec's pretty seriously as well, but how tough is it to get something that will move 80,000-pound loads on interstate highways? To be fair, our southern neighbors are always pushing the proverbial envelope, but tricky takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to downspeeding.
Road show to highlight fuel-efficient tech
NEW YORK, NY - Shell, PepsiCo, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Carbon War Room are joining forces in a U.S. road show to showcase fuel-efficiency technologies - and the final stop on September 24 will be at the new North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in Atlanta, Georgia.