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Last week I was at the Great America Truck Show in Dallas, TX. I moderated a session at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference talking about how technology can influence driver behavior to achieve better fuel economy and safer operation. The conclusion is that technology can be transformative and significantly improve operations. Nussbaum Transportation outlined how they have improved fuel economy 25% in just over 3 years. They are now achieving an average of 8.81 miles per gallon on their latest vehicles. Earlier this year, at the Technology and Maintenance
I am intrigued by some new technologies for refrigerated trailers. Everyone wants to reduce fuel. Much of what I have done in the past, and do today, is focused on the tractor. However, the fuel used in refrigerated trailers can be saved, which also reduces greenhouse gas. In addition to the typical reefer technology using a diesel engine, I have now seen four other alternatives.
A peek at possible updates for the 911.
About a week ago, senior features editor Jonny Lieberman tweeted an interesting rumor about the Porsche 911. Specifically, the 911 GTS is just around the corner and could debut at this year’s Los Angeles auto show. Additionally, the GTS variant could usher in a host of mid-cycle updates significant enough to move the 911’s designation from 991 to 992, which is plausible given that that current 991 has been around since the 2012 model year.