upcoming fuel economy technologies

Upcoming Fuel Economy Technologies

At the Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations, what Diesel News’ US Correspondent, Steve Sturgess, found the most interesting was an Eaton roll out of upcoming fuel economy technologies that included NO products or services. It was fascinating for that.
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pursuit of the best possible fuel economy

Pursuit of the Best Possible Fuel Economy

Cummins is continuing in its pursuit of the best possible fuel economy harnessed with optimum driveability and performance from its X15 engine in both the current Euro-5 and future Euro-6 guises. Paul Matthei was invited to experience the down-speeding of each engine variant from the driver’s chair on a return run from Coffs Harbour to Newcastle. Read More
range anxiety

Range Anxiety

Diesel News’ man in Europe Will Shiers was suffering from range anxiety on his attempt to get into the record books by driving a natural gas-powered Iveco Stralis from London to Madrid on a single fill of LNG. Read More
specifying a truck to save fuel

Specifying a Truck to Save Fuel

Volvo have put together a design where the truck maker is specifying a truck to save fuel. The team developing this evaluation truck have refused to compromise on any aspect of the design if it would save fuel. The result is a strange looking, but very slippery B-double set-up, which goes as far down the fuel saving route as anything on the road before it. Read More
developmental work on the new X15

Developmental Work on the New X15

Instead of sitting on its hands, Cummins has decided to go on the front foot with specific developmental work on the new X15 engine to enable not only meeting the forthcoming regulations but also driving down fuel consumption. Read More
the four letter F-word

The Four Letter F-word

The trucking industry is becoming concerned about the four letter F-word, and that word is, of course, fuel. In the Apple Isle Diesel News meets another convert to the search for better fuel economy. Read More

Is it a Bird, Is It a Plane?

Drivers on the Pacific Highway were last week asking them selves, is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s the Volvo Super Fuel Truck, a test bed to trial as many fuel saving technologies as possible in one vehicle. Read More
credible improved fuel consumption claims

Credible Improved Fuel Consumption Claims

As a result of credible improved fuel consumption claims, Scania trucks started to appear, in recent years, in the big fleets and market share has grown substantially, hitting the heady heights of 8.3 per cent market share in 2017, selling 1,003 trucks. Read More
fuel miser winner

Fuel Miser Winner

After a two day competition involving 21 truck drivers from around the country the fuel miser winner has been announced. Steve Wastell of BLU Logistics has won the Australian final of the Volvo Trucks Drivers’ Fuel Challenge 2018.  Read More

2018 International Truck of the Year Announcement

In Europe, the 2018 International Truck of the Year Announcement has been made today. DAF’s new XF/CF truck range has been elected International Truck of the Year for 2018 by a jury of 23 commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists, representing 23 major trucking magazines from throughout Europe. The prestigious award was handed over to Preston Feight, President of DAF Trucks, during the press day of the Solutrans Commercial Vehicle Show in Lyon, France.
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