Joint Industry-Government Voluntary Truck and Bus Fuel Economy Program.

by Voluntary Truck and Bus Fuel Economy Program (U.S.)

Publisher: Dept. of Transportation in [Washington, D.C.]

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  • Transportation -- United States -- Energy conservation.

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ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Transportation.
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Navistar International Corporation is an American holding d in as the successor to International Harvester, Navistar operates as the owner of International brand of trucks and diesel engines; the company also produces military vehicles through its Navistar Defense subsidiary along with bus production through IC tly, Traton SE (formerly Volkswagen Truck and Bus) is Industry: Automotive. Reports on Cars used for Testing Fuel Economy Below is EPA's detailed test data associated with fuel economy program. The data is grouped by model year (). On Ma , NHTSA established new fuel economy standards for light trucks applicable to model years These new standards represent the largest increase in light truck fuel economy standards in 20 years and will result in substantial savings in petroleum consumption over the lifetime of the vehicles manufactured in those model. Trailers that are "boat-tailed" (tapered at the rear end) are known to increase fuel economy by as much as 10 percent over traditional "box" trailers. Transmissions The newest generation of automated manual transmissions consistently outperform manual transmissions of the same design, yielding an average 15 percent improvement in fuel economy.

The move to high efficiency trucks can lead to new revenues and jobs for companies involved in the development and marketing of the technologies needed to make this transition. But in order for the medium and heavy truck industry to make this transition, there will be a number of barriers to overcome. This study, funded by CALSTART, examines these challenges, estimates the. The 54 percent increase in fuel economy would save about $25, annually based on today's diesel fuel prices for a long-haul truck traveling , miles per year. The average fleet in the survey hauls million tons of cargo some ten million miles annually with a median fuel economy of miles per gallon, according to the report. Truck travel (shown in. On May 7, , EPA and NHTSA finalized the first-ever National Program for light-duty cars and trucks, which set GHG emissions and fuel economy standards for model years (See 75 FR ). The agencies have used the light-duty National Program as a model for this final HD National Program in many respects.

Reducing the Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Phase Two is a follow-on to the National Research Council's report, Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium-and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. That report provided a series of findings and recommendations on the development. The Automotive Fuel Economy Program Annual Update summarizes the fuel economy performance of the vehicle fleet and the activities of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during Included in this report is a section summarizing rulemaking activities during As the incentive program allows the production of less fuel efficient vehicles, the lower average fuel economy will result in the average light truck purchaser's vehicle consuming more fuel (on average gallons) over its lifetime and costing $ more (present discounted value) to operate in fuel over the vehicle's lifetime.   The considerable heft of the brawny trucks impacts fuel economy when compared to smaller pickups, despite the inherent fuel-saving advantages of a diesel engine. Put through the paces were model year Chevrolet Silverado HD, Ford F, and Ram trucks, plus the tweener Nissan Titan HD.

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Get this from a library. The Joint Industry-Government Voluntary Truck and Bus Fuel Economy Program. [Voluntary Truck and Bus Fuel Economy Program (U.S.). The joint industry-government voluntary truck and bus fuel economy program / Hank Seiff --SAE/DOT Fuel Economy Advisory Committee update / W.B.

Smyth --DOT/SAE fuel economy verification testing / Ruth A. Hunter --SAE/DOT fuel economy verification testing / Claude Travis --Transit bus fuel economy tests / Mike Buckel --School bus driver training. the joint industry-government voluntary truck and bus fuel economy program - an overview The US Department of Transportation and Energy have combined with private companies to show that free-market incentives can result in conserving truck and bus fuel.

The Joint Industry-Government Voluntary Truck and Bus Fuel Economy Program serves as a model of how cooperation between industry and government can result in achievement of a national objective that probably could not be obtained by either party acting separately.

The almost five billion gallons (1)* saved. BACKGROUND - The Joint Industry-Government Voluntary Truck and Bus Fuel Economy Program began in early Under the auspices of the Energy Resources Council, the spon-sors; the Department of Transporta-tion, the Federal Energy Adminis-tration (which later became part of the Department of Energy), and the Environmental Protection Agency.

A program summary covering the SAE/DOT Truck and Bus Fuel Economy Measurement Program from through Emphasized are the very outstanding voluntary participation by users, suppliers and vehicle manufacturers throughout the program, which culminated in workability and meaningful fuel economyCited by: 2.reflecting the joint attribute-based final and augural CAFE and final vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards, as issued in [3].

For MY through MYfuel economy standards are held constant at MY levels, and fuel economy improvements are still possible based on continued improvements in economic effectiveness. Search by Model.

Search by model for fuel efficient new and used cars Joint Industry-Government Voluntary Truck and Bus Fuel Economy Program. book trucks. Program recommendations are presented to the Board of County Commissioners and include a prioritized needs listing based on utilization, age, compatibility with the rest of the fleet, condition, fuel economy, safety / repair records, serviceability and available funding levels.

As typical programs may run anywhere from four to eight years. EPA gas mileage, safety, air pollution, and greenhouse gas estimates for new and used cars and trucks. Improve the MPG of your vehicle with our gas mileage tips.

; Voluntary Truck and Bus Fuel Economy Program (U.S.) OCLC Number: Notes: "Reprinted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, March " "Joint Industry-Government Voluntary Truck and Bus Fuel Economy Improvement Program"--Cover.

At head of title: "U.S. Department of Transportation, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection. toward tripling mid-sized sedan fuel economy.

Recent and ongoing work seeks both to identify the likely fuel economy gains hybrid vehicles can deliver, and to ascertain the hybrid configuration that will lead to the best fuel economy []. Tamor, of Ford Motor Co., uses energy throughput spectra of current internal-combustion-engine vehicles.

Truck fuel economy improvement technology matrix Category Technology Fuel improvement Technology Market potential cost range (USD) ready Engine Variable valve actuation 1% to 2% to Engine Controllable air compressor % ~ Engine Start/stop automatic 5% to 10% to Engine Dual fuel systems 10% to 20% ~33 File Size: 1MB.

CAFE results in an increase in light truck fuel economy from to miles per gallon (or a decrease in fuel consumption from to L/ km) between model years and 7. title = {Voluntary Truck and Bus Fuel-Economy-Program marketing plan. abstractNote = {The aim of the program is to improve the utilization of fuel by commercial trucks and buses by updating and implementing specific approaches for educating and monitoring the trucking industry on methods and means of conserving fuels.

Book: All Authors / Contributors: United States. Department of Transportation.; United States. Department of Energy.; United States. Environmental Protection Agency.; Voluntary Truck and Bus Fuel Economy Program (U.S.) OCLC Number: Notes: "Joint Industry Government Voluntary Truck and Bus Fuel Economy Improvement Program"--Cover.

The Department of Energy is backing development of clean-burning, more fuel-efficient vehicles with cold cash, including $ million for the Super Truck program.

Announced earlier this. Southwest Research Institute ® (SwRI) has been conducting truck fuel economy evaluations since The mild climate in San Antonio allows year-round testing on public roadways and test tracks.

Why we are sure the double nickel saves fuel for trucks. [Washington, D.C.?]: Joint Industry-Government Voluntary Truck and Bus Fuel Economy Improvement Program, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: United States.

Department of. There are a variety of vehicle technologies and materials that can be employed to improve fuel economy. Vehicle technologies include Hybrids, low-weight materials, low rolling resistance tires, fuel-tracking devices, and synthetic oils.

This document describes a rigorous-engineering fuel-consumption test procedure that utilizes industry accepted data collection and statistical analysis methods to determine the change in fuel consumption for trucks and buses with GVWR of more t pounds.

Abstract. The 21st Century Truck Program has been established as a government-industry research partnership to support the development and implementation of commercially viable technologies that will dramatically cut fuel use and emissions of commercial trucks and buses while enhancing their safety and affordability as well as maintaining or enhancing performance.

Because vocational and medium duty trucks tend to have a much lower annual VMT, they burn much less fuel per makes the hurdle for achieving cost -effective fuel saving technologies much higher.

Vocational/MD trucks also tend to operate on lower speed, more transient drive cycles. This reduces the potential benefits of both Cd and Crr. Whether you've got a long daily commute or always stay closer to home, maximizing your MPG has never meant more.

Here are the most fuel-efficient Trucks ofranked by combined fuel economy. Energy efficiency in transport is often described in terms of fuel consumption, fuel consumption being the reciprocal of fuel economy.

Nonetheless, fuel consumption is linked with a means of propulsion which uses liquid fuels, whilst energy efficiency is applicable to any sort of propulsion.

Building a Culture of Fuel Economy June 1, • by Jack Roberts Ploger Transportation may be a small fleet, but it has pushed to be a leader in trying new fuel economy specs. Trucks, buses, and tractor trailers are some of the biggest gas guzzlers around. You might think, then, that improving the fuel economy of these hulking vehicles would be difficult.

But according. @article{osti_, title = {Transportation energy use and efficiency in Tunisia}, author = {Greene, D L}, abstractNote = {The results of a joint Government of Tunisia-US Agency for International Development study of energy use and efficiency in Tunisia's transport sector are summarized.

A national survey of automobile and light truck energy use including o vehicles was conducted. Separately, the administration is readying new fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles in the model year and beyond, after tightening standards last. WASHINGTON, DC – Heavy and medium duty trucks in the US as well as buses are about to get cleaner and more fuel efficient.

The first national standards to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve fuel efficiency of the work horses on US highways were announced today by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S.

Department of Transportation’s. pump, and oil pump, while auxiliary loads are accessories used in a vehicle’s operation, such as the power steering, air compressor, cooling fan, and air-conditioning compressor. The energy losses for a Class 8 tractor with a ft van trailer, fully loaded to 80, lb gross vehicle weight (GVW) and operating on a level road at 65 mph, for.

Difference in Fuel Economy First, the /65R used a 15 x 6 inch wheel. This is the smallest wheel and tire combination tested. It offered an average fuel economy of miles per gallon. The next larger size of /55R used a 16 x inch wheel. The average fuel economy sat at miles per gallon with this one.The automotive industry in the United States began in the s and, as a result of the size of the domestic market and the use of mass production, rapidly evolved into the largest in the world.

However, the United States was overtaken as the largest automobile producer by Japan in the s, and subsequently by China in The U.S. is currently second among the largest manufacturer in the.