Three ways to boost fuel efficiency.
Eighteen-wheelers and passenger vehicles may be a bit more fuel efficient, thanks to three recent developments from Gates Corp., Denver. Gates' CabRunner Integrated Power System eliminates the need for semi-truck drivers to idle their engines while sleeping just to power accessories such as air conditioning, heat, and lights. Every year, idling burns more than 960 million gallons of diesel fuel. Gates claims the new system can reduce fuel consumption at idle by 60%.