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The Fuel Economy Equation

Medium Duty Trucks and Fuel Economy

Medium Duty Fuel EconomyRunning an efficient fleet is hard work considering all the factors that contribute towards the Fuel Economy.

For many years the industry relied heavily on engine manufacturers to deliver the best fuel economy out of every drop of diesel they pour in to the tank. Then came a time when aerodynamics dominated the stage, especially for the long haul tractors. Now most recently, the drivetrain has taken center stage. The engine, drivetrain, and tires rule the fuel economy equation for Medium Duty fleets that run scheduled routes, 

Connected Vehicles by Altruck International Trucks

Running an efficient Medium Duty fleet is hard work.

Today’s engines run on SCR technology and are extremely efficient. Medium duty International Trucks come with two reputable engine brands; the Cummins ISB and the Navistar N9. Both deliver reliable performance, horsepower and torque you need and excellent uptime.

In the past, fleet managers relied heavily on the driver expertise when it came to using a manual transmission. Today’s new innovative transmissions, allow the fleet managers to achieve the same efficiency with less experienced drivers. Medium duty International Trucks like DuraStar use dual clutch transmission (DCT) from Eaton that eliminates the complexity of shifting at the right time every time. The EATON PROCISION is a DCT transmission that has specific calibrations to match the power and torque characteristics of the Cummins and Navistar engines, delivering 8 to 10% better fuel economy when compared to a typical torque converter automatic transmission.

But, things don’t end at the transmission [...]

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