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New Navistar engine provides up to eight percent fuel economy improvement

New Navistar engine provides up to eight percent fuel...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Jul 15, 2014

Navistar has started shipments of its first vocational vehicles with 9- and 10-liter engines using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions ...

Science behind how tires make sound could improve fuel economy

Science behind how tires make sound could improve fuel...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 14, 2014

.Yokohama has announced that through work with the Japanese equivalent of NASA, the company for the first time has an ...

VIDEO: EchoDrive bolt-on kit turns pickup trucks into hybrids, cuts fuel use by 40%

VIDEO: EchoDrive bolt-on kit turns pickup trucks into...

Posted by Bruce Smith on Mar 19, 2014

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to note that EchoDrive cannot be installed by anyone not approved by Echo ...

Obama orders tighter fuel economy standards for work trucks, praises Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck

Obama orders tighter fuel economy standards for work...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 19, 2014

Medium- and heavy-duty trucks are set to receive a second round of standards that will tighten limits on fuel economy ...

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the most fuel-effcient half-ton pickup ever with 28 mpg highway rating from EPA

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the most fuel-effcient...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 05, 2014

The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is officially the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck to date, nabbing a rating of 28 ...

Could’ve Had a V-6: Today’s 6-cylinder pickup engines offer great fuel economy as they close the gap on V-8 performance

Could’ve Had a V-6: Today’s 6-cylinder...

Posted by Bruce Smith on Dec 20, 2013

Ten years ago about the only people buying full-size pickups with V-6s were big fleets that had drivers constantly on ...

10 ways to boost your pickup’s fuel economy

10 ways to boost your pickup’s fuel economy

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Dec 02, 2013

Our sister site Equipment World has shared 10 tips for improving the fuel economy of a pickup truck. Whether you use ...

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 7 & 8

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 7 & 8

Posted by Bruce Smith on Dec 01, 2013

Don't ...add a winch or heavy duty bumper. Both add more weight and increase aero drag. Do ...add a cold-air intake and cat- ...

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 1 & 2

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 1 & 2

Posted by Bruce Smith on Dec 01, 2013

Don't ...add weight. It might seem like common sense, but if saving fuel is a top priority, go light. Even though ...

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 3 & 4

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 3 & 4

Posted by Bruce Smith on Dec 01, 2013

Don't ...add a lift kit. Not only does the taller, heavier tires affect mileage, the body now sits higher, which creates ...

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 5 & 6

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 5 & 6

Posted by Bruce Smith on Dec 01, 2013

Don't ...add taller/wider tires. Bigger tires add weight and increase aero drag. Do ...drive with a light right foot. Hard acceleration kills fuel ...

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 9 & 10

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 9 & 10

Posted by Bruce Smith on Dec 01, 2013

Don't ...drive over 65mph. MPG falls exponentially as vehicle speed increases above 65mph. Do ...run synthetic lubricants in engine and differentials. Synthetics reduce ...

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