A STUDY OF TECHNOLOGICAL IMPROVEMENTS TO OPTIMIZE TRUCK CONFIGURATIONS FOR FUEL ECONOMY

The truck types that accounted for most of the fuel consumed were identified and modeled by computer analysis. Baseline fuel consumption was calculated for the major truck types over specific duty cycles. Design improvements in the truck were then modeled, and the effect on fuel economy was estimated. Total life cycle costs for the incorporation of improvements were developed for single improvements and combinations of improvements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02140

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Hurter, D A
    • Lee, W D
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 168 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093546
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT-TSC-OST-75-46
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-627
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 21 1976 12:00AM