Advanced technologies like platooning and autonomous trucks are on the horizon, but the trucking industry shouldn’t lose sight of the freight hauling efficiency technology that is available today.
Industry groups will host a cross-country trucking demonstration called Run On Less this summer to draw attention to efficient technology that is commercially available today.
Purdue University researchers — aided by trucking industry corporate partners — aim to streamline fuel use for Class 8 trucks via autonomous systems.
Ford has worked with General Motors to develop a fuel-efficient 10-speed transmission that will make its first appearance in 2017 Ford F-150 pickup truck.
Trade group Calstart says in a new white paper that there are 255 suppliers of low-carbon tech for large vehicles nationwide.
Ongoing innovation in intelligent trucking addresses concerns about fuel efficiency and government regulations.
Even with natural gas engines and electric motors on the rise, diesel will continue to be the powertrain of choice for the commercial trucking industry.
An $18-million partnership with the South Coast Air Quality Management District and other agencies hopes to see whether overhead catenary charging -- already used for buses and light rail -- will work for freight haulers.
Following the lead of several other states, California launches its Road Charge pilot program in July to test whether it should fund road maintenance by charging drivers by mileage instead of fuel use.
Volvo’s new concept truck is 30 percent more fuel efficient due to improvements in aerodynamic design and vehicle weight, according to the manufacturer.