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How aerodynamics and rolling resistance impact your truck’s fuel consumption

Did you know that for an average long-haul heavy-duty truck, overcoming air resistance contributes around 10 % to its fuel consumption? The good news is that there are things you can do to lessen the impact.

Are lightweight trucks right for your operations?

A lighter truck has many advantages, mainly higher payload and lower fuel consumption. However, the amount of weight you can save and where you can save it, is a balancing act which will depend a lot on the needs of your business and type of assignments you run.

The European Union’s CO2 legislation and what it means for the trucking industry

As of January of this year, all truck manufacturers must declare fuel consumption and carbon emissions on newly produced trucks sold in Europe. The new legislation will set ambitious emission targets on manufacturers that should lead to greater transparency, accountability and lowered fuel costs for haulage operators. …

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