What it is and how to reach it
By Paul Abelson
The higher fuel prices go, the greater their effect on your profitability in trucking. And obviously, the better your miles per gallon, the more profitable you will be.
That same scale of advancement, brought about by the computer revolution, has given us devices for our trucks undreamed of a generation ago. They bring us more convenience, more safety and, better still, save us money.
Peterbilt got my attention at the 2010 Mid America Trucking Show when they unveiled their all-new Model 587. That’s right; it’s a 5-series. After years of learning the “code” of the 3-series of trucks, Peterbilt chose to make this the flagship of a whole new series.
There’s no doubt that today’s trucks get far better fuel economy than new ones got just a few years ago. A short time ago, Freightliner and International publicly argued over whether the Cascadia or ProStar had better aerodynamics and, therefore, better mpg. This year at MATS, PACCAR introduced the Kenworth T700 and Peterbilt 587, among […]
What’s all this talk about a Super Truck, and what makes it so super? When the government cash awards hit the headlines earlier this year, more and more drivers started asking those questions. Well, here’s the story in a nutshell. The Department of Energy awarded money for research to improve fuel efficiency in real-world, over-the-road […]