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Ryder Supports Trucking Efficiency Initiative

Commercial fleet management and supply chain company Ryder System is supporting Trucking Efficiency, a joint initiative between the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room. The initiative provides data on available vehicle technologies and engages with truck and trailer builders, component manufacturers, and others that want … Read more »

Isuzu, Other Truck Manufacturers Call for Regulatory Cooperation

Isuzu and other global truck and engine manufacturers have called for regulatory harmonization and closer cooperation among European, North American, and Japanese regulators to improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel consumption associated with on-road freight transport. Meeting in Tokyo, the chief executives of more than 10 global truck and engine … Read more »

Website Aims to Lower Fuel Cost for Trucks

The Carbon War Room, together with the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, has launched Truckingefficiency.org, a website that aims to cut fuel costs for tractor-trailers by as much as 50 percent. The website includes about 70 trucking efficiency technologies, including aerodynamics, tires and idle reduction. According to the Carbon … Read more »


LLamasoft, Chainalytics Team Up on Truckload Data

Supply chain design software company LLamasoft and Chainalytics, a supply chain market intelligence firm and consultancy, have partnered to integrate Chainalytics’ proprietary Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC) truckload data with LLamasoft’s and Chainalytics’ mutual North American customers. Chainalytics’ FMIC provides strategic freight market intelligence, benchmarking and comparative analysis through a … Read more »

Truck Standards Could Cut Fuel Consumption 37% Below Current Levels

Truck Standards Could Cut Fuel Consumption 37% Below Current Levels

The EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s next-phase efficiency standards for heavy-duty vehicles could reduce fuel consumption 37 percent from pre-Phase 1 levels, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). In 2011, the agencies adopted the so-called Phase 1 standards to reduce the fuel consumption and … Read more »

Colorado Floods Damage Farms, Oil Wells, Roadways

Reduced corn production, oil spills, natural gas leaks, property losses and damaged trucking routes are just some of the effects last week’s massive floods in Colorado are having on business. To date the floods have caused $2 billion in property damage, about half from housing and about half from the commercial … Read more »

Shale Gas Boom a ‘Game Changer’ for Manufacturing

The current record-low natural gas prices “will be a game changer” for North American companies that rely on feedstock or direct energy usage to compete on a global level, according to analysis by RBC Capital Markets and Economist Intelligence Unit. The shale gas boom is affecting industries differently, but it … Read more »

Today’s Tech Could Slash Trucking Costs, Report Finds

Today’s Tech Could Slash Trucking Costs, Report Finds

The trucking sector could save 624 million metric tons of CO2e by 2022 if US tractor-trailer fleet operators adopted seven currently available efficiency technologies, according to a report published by Carbon War Room and Trimble. The report, “Road Transport: Unlocking Fuel-Savings Technologies in Trucking and Fleets” found massive fuel cost … Read more »

Emergency Services ‘Increasingly Charging’ for Spill Clean-Up

Budgetary belt-tightening is prompting an increasing number of fire services and other emergency responders to start levying clean-up charges on companies spilling hazardous materials, according to environmental claims management specialist Spill Center. Many states and municipalities have statutes on the books that allow for the recovery of “necessary and reasonable” costs … Read more »

Cummins Mid-, Heavy-Duty 2013 Engines to Meet 2014 GHG, Efficiency Mandate

Cummins Inc. said that its engine line for North American trucking customers will meet the 2014 EPA/NHTSA fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) standards beginning in January 2013. Cummins’ 2013 diesel and natural gas commercial vehicle engines are delivering up to a 2 percent fuel economy improvement over its current … Read more »

Vigia Launches Remote Tire Pressure Gauge

Tire pressure product manufacturer Vigia Canada has released a tool that allows truck drivers and fleet managers to check tire pressure via an in-cab display or remotely using a computer or mobile device. The NM343 integrates tire inflation information with existing fleet telematics systems, allowing access to information on the … Read more »

Honda NA Hits Another CO2 Goal, a Year Late

Honda NA Hits Another CO2 Goal, a Year Late

Last year Honda met its 2010 goal of a 20 percent cut to CO2 from power equipment production, with a 27.2 percent drop from 2000 levels, according to its 2011 North American environmental report. The goal was the fifth of six CO2 targets that the company set for itself to … Read more »

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