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  • Lightweighting options for heavy trucks

    Lightweighting options for heavy trucks

    Plastics Today, April 7 2013 An increased industry emphasis on fuel efficiency, safety and operator comfort are accelerating the drive for heavy truck OEMs and their tier suppliers to discover new solutions for lightweighting, better ergonomics, styling, and sustainability. At the recent Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY,Sabic’s Innovative Plastics business(Pittsfield, MA) showcased the ways material technology, processing technology, and design technology can help the heavy truck industry achieve lighter weight, more sustainable heavy duty trucks. Today, heavy trucks consume [...]

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  • Hybrids, electrics moving some big trucks

    Hybrids, electrics moving some big trucks

    by Terry Box Special from Dallas Morning News August 26, 2012 Dallas ‚Äî After years of diesel clatter, sweet silence fills the cab of Kevin Knowles’ Frito-Lay delivery truck. The truck, one of 10 electric vehicles in Frito-Lay’s Dallas-area fleet, quietly plies the streets of Wylie, Texas, and Murphy, Texas… Once the soot-belching, big-foot monsters of the highway, giant commercial trucks are slowly becoming more eco-friendly ‚Äî out of necessity. Read more…  

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  • Daimler shows big rig getting almost 10 miles per gallon

    Daimler shows big rig getting almost 10 miles per gallon

    By JEFF PLUNGIS Bloomberg May 30, 2012 Daimler AG (DAI)‘s Freightliner unit demonstrated a heavy-duty truck that got 9.3 miles per gallon under realistic driving conditions, becoming the first company in the U.S. to reach fuel-economy goals set by President Barack Obama‘s administration. Read more…  

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