Posts Tagged ‘fuel additive’

  • A lot of efforts have been placed to control and lower diesel particulate matter emissions.

    Diesel Emissions and Black Soot: What are We Doing to Control Them?

    November 14, 2013 • Enthusiasts, Mostly Trucks • Views: 5613

    e United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) With the use of a nationwide network of monitoring sites, the EPA came up with ambient air quality trends for particulate matter (PM) and diesel emissions. Set under the Clean Air Act, EPA …

  • Trucks are one of the leading sources of diesel exhaust and particulate matter.

    The Dark Side of Diesel Exhaust

    November 13, 2013 • Enthusiasts, Mostly Trucks • Views: 2606

    Emissions vary a lot in particle sizes and chemical compositions depending on factors like engine type, operating conditions, and fuel formulations. There is also a great difference between off-road and on-road engines with the former being an older, less

  • Contact patch of tires affect steering position, vehicle speed, and many other factors.

    The Fuss about Contact Patch of Tires

    November 11, 2013 • Enthusiasts • Views: 3677

    Why is it important? The contact patch of tires is the only connection between the vehicle and the road. Its characteristics (e.g. shape and size), therefore, play a huge role on important handling characteristics and ride qualities of the vehicle. …

  • Following some precautions is needed for winter driving.

    Braving Winter Driving With Your Trailer the Right Way

    November 11, 2013 • Enthusiasts • Views: 1989

    Preparing the Trailer: Towing involves a certain set of chores, the most important ones being trailer preparation and maintenance. Besides from keeping yourself safe, following certain measures also clears you from certain laws that can put a damp on your

  • Be King of the Road This Winter by sparing yourself from diesel gelling

    Prevent Diesel Gelling and be King of the Road This Winter!

    November 5, 2013 • Mostly Trucks • Views: 2946

    The winter months are one of the hardest for truck drivers. Besides from the usual danger they face in driving over snow and the uncomfortable lifestyle of dealing with the cold, another problem that they are constantly worrying over is …

  • Despite being an eco-friendly fuel alternative, bio diesel is more expensive and less efficient than normal fuel.

    The Real Deal About Bio Diesel Fuel

    November 5, 2013 • Mostly Trucks • Views: 1905

    What’s the deal about this diesel?  Bio diesel fuel can often be used in its pure form, but it can also be used as a blend with petroleum diesel. Most blends are approved by manufacturers for truck use. However, using …

  • Engine idling can lead to bad fuel economy and engine wear and tear.

    Why Engine Idling is Always Bad News

    November 5, 2013 • Mostly Trucks • Views: 7492

    How Bad is Engine Idling? Research shows that excessive engine idling increases the amount of fuel burned and negatively affect the engine life. For example, an hour of engine idling is the same as almost 120 minutes of driving time. …

  • Exhaust regeneration helps lessen the emissions released from fuel combustion.

    What Exhaust Regeneration Can Do for You

    November 4, 2013 • Mostly Trucks • Views: 3873

    Long haul trucking involves transporting loads across long distances. This requires truckers to stay on schedule and use their fuel efficiently. One way this can be achieved is through Exhaust Regeneration. It can offer fuel savings and make a huge

  • How Your Tires Affects Fuel Economy for Truckers

    How Tires Affect Fuel Economy for Truckers

    October 21, 2013 • Mostly Trucks • Views: 2043

    If you’re serious about trucking (or you just don’t want to end up making a call for tire service on the side of the road) these—and many more—are all questions you should be asking yourself and researching out. How Tires …

  • shift optimization can benefit motorists by providing better fuel economy.

    Shift Optimization – How To Get Better Fuel Economy For Truckers

    October 12, 2013 • Mostly Trucks • Views: 3564

    Shift Optimization The technique is called shift optimization; shifting gears at a lower rpm and then progressively shifting into higher gears at higher rpms at just the right point. To better explain, let’s look at an example: if your truck …