Business, Technology, Equipment

Tractors With 6×2 Powertrains Save Fuel, but Fleets Still Reluctant to Adopt

6x2 powertrain North American Council for Freight Efficiency

Highway tractors with 6×2 power configurations have been heralded as an important technology for improving fuel mileage, but fleet owners have been hesitant in selecting the systems because they have a tendency to run through tires more quickly and because diesel is less costly than it was earlier this decade.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
July 11, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment

Heavier Six-Axle Trucks Pushed for Use on Interstates

Coalition for Transportation Productivity via Bloomberg News

A group of nearly 200 manufacturers, shippers, carriers and allied associations has urged members of Congress to pass vehicle weight reform legislation to allow heavier six-axle trucks on U.S. interstates.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 7, 2015