A SUMMARY OF TRUCK FUEL-SAVING MEASURES DEVELOPED WITH INDUSTRY PARTICIPATION

This report describes the third project designed to develop and distribute compendiums of measures for saving transportation fuel. A matrix, or chart, of more than 60 fuel-saving measures was developed and refined with the assistance of trucking industry operators and researchers at an industry coordination meeting held in August 1982. The first two projects used similar meetings to refine matrices developed for the international maritime and U.S. railroad industries. The single most important element in a truck fuel-efficiency improvement program was identified as the human element--namely the development of strong motivation among truck drivers to save fuel. The role of the driver is crucial to the successful use of fuel-saving equipment and operating procedures. Identical conclusions were reached in the earlier maritime and rail meetings, thus providing a strong indication of the pervasive importance of the human element in energy-efficient transportation systems. The number and variety of changes made to the matrix are also delineated, including addition and deletion of various options and revisions of fuel-saving estimates, payback period estimates, and remarks concerning items such as the advantages, disadvantages, and cautions associated with various measures. The quality and quantity of the suggested changes demonstrate the considerable value of using a forum of industry operators and researchers to refine research data that are intended for practical application.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Argonne National Laboratory

    Center for Transportation Research, 9700 S Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL  United States  60439

    Department of Energy

    Office of Vehicle and Engine Research and Development
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • BERTRAM, K M
    • Saricks, C L
    • Gregory II, E W
    • Moore, A J
  • Publication Date: 1983-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386910
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ANL/CNSV-TM-135
  • Contract Numbers: W-31-10-9-Eng-38
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM