fuel economy

Business, Technology, Fuel

Road Fuel Demand to Peak by 2027

Highway traffic Frank Franklin II/ Associated Press

Global road fuel demand will peak in five years, though it will be decades before shifts in consumption reshape transportation’s reliance on fossil fuels, according to a report from BloombergNEF.

Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News
June 29, 2022
Business, Logistics

Fuel Costs Renew Focus on Empty Miles

empty trailer vitpho/Getty Images

Trucking is renewing focus on empty miles amid rising diesel prices that lead to greater expense.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 23, 2022
Government, Business

Trump, Automakers Face New Pressure Not to Ease Mileage Rules

President Trump gestures during a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Jan. 22. President Trump gestures during a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Jan. 22. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News)

Environmentalists and consumer advocacy groups are castigating automakers for supporting the Trump administration’s effort to relax fuel economy standards, amid fresh warnings from a Democratic leader that the plan won’t deliver promised safety benefits and will raise costs for consumers.

January 23, 2020

Trump Administration Dials Back Plan to Gut Auto Mileage Rules

President Trump speaks to the media at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. President Trump speaks at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Tuesday. His administration has decided to relax its auto mileage rules rollbacks. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News)

A draft of the final rule, now undergoing a final White House review, includes several changes that could make it easier to defend in court and more palatable to some automakers that had refused to publicly endorse the earlier proposal.

January 21, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Administration Signals Compromise on Gas Mileage Rules

Gas Mileage Trucks travel on Interstate 60 in the City of Industry outside Los Angeles. (City of Industry)

The Trump administration is signaling that it could increase fuel economy standards, possibly compromising on its push to freeze them at 2020 levels.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Real-World Fuel Economy Answers What Every Fleet Needs

Race car engineer developed process to help Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) make better decisions on fuel economy technologies. This webinar explains the process and how it accounts for fleets’ real-world conditions and can predict their customized fuel savings. Fuel economy is a real science and this webinar explains the science – the facts – and dispels myths in ways any fleet can use to uncover their potential fuel savings.

November 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Fine-Tuning Truck Filtration

Truck Filtration A technician with Universal Logistics inspects and replaces a filter as part of important routine equipment maintenance. (Universal Logistics)

Effective filtration systems always have played an integral role in the daily life of a truck’s lubrication, air intake and fueling processes.

April 26, 2019
Technology, Equipment, Fuel

ELD Mandate Presents Opportunity to Boost Fuel Efficiency, Technology Vendors Say

Orbcomm ELD Carriers can offset the cost of ELDs through added features designed to enable fuel-economy improvements and other operational efficiencies, vendors say. (Blue Tree Systems, an Orbcomm company)

Complying with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic logging device mandate may create new expenses for new adopters of the technology, but the devices also could generate fuel savings for carriers depending on the type of system they deploy and how they use the data.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
February 12, 2018
Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Fuel Economy in Focus

CFI's Bill Miller helps a driver find fuel economy CFI’s learning and development specialist, Bill Miller (left), discusses telematics data from an onboard computer with driver Mike Wallace. Fleets are finding opportunities to improve fuel economy by tracking vehicle and driver performance data. (CFI)

For many fleets, onboard telematics has become an indispensable tool in the never-ending quest to improve fuel economy.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
February 12, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Fuel Economy Improves for 9th Straight Year, NACFE Study Finds

Truck fueled with diesel Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Nineteen fleets tracked by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency showed fuel efficiency improvements last year, for the ninth straight year, but the gain was just 1% year-over-year as some fleets dropped certain fuel-saving technologies and as other factors such as extreme summer heat played a role in fuel consumption.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 24, 2017