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Heavy-duty truck fleets are trying out alternative fuels and fuel-saving technologies to efficiently comply with government regulations, according to a new study. The University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute conducted a survey with 96 heavy-duty fleet managers who operate a combined total of just over 114,500 truck-tractors and approximately 350,000 trailers. Fleets reported a median […]

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Both fleet operators and consumers agree: it’s in everyone’s best interest for the EPA to increase fuel efficiency standards for large trucks. For both groups, cutting back on carbon emissions isn’t the key factor driving this attitude. It’s money. That is, this is what two new studies have determined. Data from two the new studies […]

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Just in time for President Obama’s mandate to slash big truck emissions – and our own story on innovative series hybrid trucks that promise a paradigm shift in truck efficiency – Cummins and Peterbilt announced the 10.7 mpg “SuperTruck.” Cummins and Peterbilt say tweaks to the big rig are a significant step forward all by […]

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What do a supercar and a garbage truck have in common? The answer, says Ian Wright, founder and CEO of series hybrid powertrain maker, Wrightspeed, is “both need lots of power.” And, lots of power normally requires lots of fuel, but Wright’s San Jose-based company has technology combining a compact “microturbine” engine with plug-in series […]

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