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Scania launches long-haulage trucks optimised for low fuel consumption.
The Scania Streamline truck range features new ways to further improve fuel efficiency, enhance drivers working environment and increase vehicle uptime.
Scania Streamline is the name of Scania G- and R-series long-haulage trucks that are optimised for low fuel consumption, featuring new low-drag looks and full air deflector kits.
A new version of Scania Opticruise features a choice of performance modes. To maximise fuel savings, the new Economy mode is fully integrated with Scania Active Prediction.
Scania R 490 4 2 Streamline, Topline cab
Fuel savings up to 8 percent
Potential fuel savings in long-haulage are up to 8 percent with the new, more efficient second-generation Euro 6 engines. Corresponding savings for Euro 3/4/5 are up to 5 percent.
Driver app for service planning
New services are designed to help drivers and operators in their daily work, as well as during interaction with the workshop. To boost uptime and reduce the time required for a workshop visit, Scania workshops now have access to remote downloading of diagnostic data.
Euro 6 saves fuel
Henrik Henriksson, Executive Vice President in charge of sales and marketing at Scania, says:
Scania has invested a lot of ingenuity and know-how in perfecting the truck range for Euro 6 and we are very pleased with the results. We note with pride that our Euro 6 engines use less fuel than their Euro 5 predecessors in operation with customers and the latest Euro 6 engines are even better.
Scania s long-standing focus on fuel economy pays off handsomely and our customers can rest confident that we do our utmost to keep them competitive in the transport business.
Scania R 580 4 2 Streamline, Topline cab.
Summary of potential savings
Lars Stenqvist, Senior Vice President Vehicle Definition summarises the potential savings:
Scania s new second-generation 13-litre Euro 6 engines are 2-3 percent more economical than the first ones. Scania Opticruise and Scania Active Prediction contribute 2-3 percent each. In addition, we have improved the aerodynamics and reduced drag in our gearboxes. Even though you cannot simply add the figures, we estimate that the potential saving for a European Euro 6 long-haulage customer could reach 8 percent. For customers in markets without access to topographical map data, the potential is almost 5 percent.
Continental Tire s strategy for 2013 and beyond, said Executive Vice President Paul Williams, will be focused on the whole vehicle, not just the tires. Speaking to press and others at a Wednesday, March 20, briefing in its booth at the Louisville, Ky., Mid-America Trucking Show, Williams emphasized the company new One Continental approach. Tires make up only about 40 percent of the company s total sales worldwide. Active in 36 countries, the company is increasingly focused on leveraging its automotive products and other capabilities to deliver on their core mission, to help in lowering fleet costs, Williams said.
In addition to lanching a tire pressure monitoring system and electronic onboard recorder, however, Continental stressed that new tire technologies, still, are a big part of the One Continental strategy.
New Hybrid HD3
The company is unveiling a brand-new hybrid drive tire that fits efficiency and durability needs of commercial truck operations that combine long-haul with regional traffic. The Conti Hybrid HD3 will be available in April at Continental dealers throughout North America, said Brand and Communications Manager Alex Chmiel. We listened when our customers told us they needed fuel efficiency when they are on the highway, and the durability and extended mileage when they re on regional roads. But it s impossible to think that they can constantly change their tires, even when routes may switch from short to long hauls on a weekly or even daily basis. Our new Conti Hybrid HD3 addresses the needs of this evolving segment in order to provide the best of both worlds from one all-new truck tire.
The SmartWay-certified Hybrid HD3 is now the company s widest dual drive tire at 248 mm, with 27/32nds tread depth in a new regenerating pattern that is cut in three dimensions, said director of truck tire technologies Libor Heger. The combination of these characteristics and a large tread volume allows for long life, as well as a larger footprint that provides excellent traction when operated on highways.
Other characteristics include:
- Regional traffic requirement are met via tread geometry with three-dimensional lateral sipes and a directional tread pattern to provide more gripping edges on the road surface that a traditional drive tire, Heger said.
- Advanced tread cap compounding, a self-stabilizing rib-block pattern and minimized tread deformation from a stiff shoulder improves rolling resistance by 10 percent over the company s HDR2 and HDL2 DL.
- The company s ContiGoodsCasing features maximize retreadability with a premium belt package, flatter contour and a more supportive bead package.
Williams noted the growing importance of retreading to the company s global business, including North America, where they entered the retreading business a couple years ago. Demand was so high last year we had to top signing dealers up. To keep pace, the company now has added 1 million tread rubber to its capacity and is working hard to add to its list of SmartWay-certified retread tires.
Standardizing its dual-tire casings to allow for use in different tractor and/or trailer positions at different points in the casing life cycle has also been a priority to see fruition with the company s Generation 3 tires, its current technology. The new Hybrid as well as the HD3 drive and trailer tires all have the same-width casing, said Williams. The trailer tire can be retreaded to a full-width drive tire. We reinforced the casing and bead area as well and made it one of the widest casings available in the marketplace, also an advantage for retreaders, who don t have to pick different widths of tread rubber for the casings.
Continental tire-pressure monitoring demo at MATS
Continental s expansion will continue, said Williams. We ll continue to expand manufacturing output by 22 million units by the year 2025, and we re building brand-new tire plants this year. One of them will serve North America from its location in Sumter S.C. The company has planes for a new plant every year for the next nine years.
Also newly available at the show is the ContiPressureCheck tire-pressure monitoring system, whose pressure and heat sensors install on the inside of the tire there s no balancing issue, said Business Development Manager D.J. Frye. Cost for a full 18-wheel tractor trailer would run in the neighborhood of $12,000, with the system being under $500 for the trailer and under $700 for the tractor. The sensors combine with an in-cab unit that will issue pressure alerts to the driver.
The Continental VDO RoadLog electronic onboard recorder (EOBR) for hours-of-service logging is likewise being showcased in a hard launch at the company Mid-America Trucking booth (#18252) after last year s soft launch (read more about it here1). It s available for purchase from distributor NSI, Inc. in the West Wing pavilion as well, at a price under $500. It s unique among many stand-alone EOBRs in working in a built-in printing function for inspectors who demand it.
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The team from WSS Dubai picked up the award for Freight Forwarder of the Year 2012 at last night s Dubai Trade Awards in Dubai. The awards recognise the achievements of the region s most active online performers and were attended by representatives from DP World and Dubai Trade as well as key dignitaries from the government and private sector and executives from manufacturing and trading companies and supply chain service providers.
Accepting the award on behalf of WSS Dubai, Sondre Ajer, General Manager UAE said: We are extremely proud to receive this accolade, and our sincere thanks go to the Dubai Government for their continuous efforts to constantly improve efficiencies within Trade and Logistics.
Alongside Mr Ajer, Flemming Andersen, area logistics manager WSS Middle East said: With a month-on-month compounded growth of 54% for online transactions, the Dubai Fleet & Logistics team have demonstrated great interest and considerable expertise in utilising the online tools made available by the Dubai government entities.
Speaking at the event, Eng. Mahmood Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade commented: Transactions on the Dubai Trade platform in 2012 reached approximately 14.9 million compared with 12 million in 2011. This is a direct result of our team s success in creating optimal IT solutions and reflects the benefits realised by our customers in terms of time efficiency, cost reduction and environmental benefits, in addition to the fact that we provide a secure platform and enhanced transparency for customer transactions.
WSS, January 30, 2013
The Times newspaper publisher News International has optimised home delivery routes by 16 per cent using advanced routing and scheduling software from Paragon Software Systems. Paragon s combined Territory and Routing Optimiser solution is giving a boost to News International s direct-to-consumer routes by helping the planning team to cluster deliveries and shorten routes. This routing improvement means that fewer vehicles are necessary, which consequently reduces both the cost and carbon footprint of the operation.
The company selected the software to create optimised delivery territories within the M25 corridor, enabling The Times to reach consumers by 7 am each morning. The new approach allows the fleet of owner-drivers to gain greater knowledge of their delivery territory, with greater density of drops along shorter delivery routes.
Territory Optimiser is a good addition to the Paragon routing and scheduling software which we already use for our retail store deliveries. By using the software, we have achieved a significant 16 per cent reduction in the number of routes. Combining Territory Optimiser output with driver expertise and feedback has allowed us to unlock significant benefits. Each of our direct-to-consumer drivers makes up to 180 drops a day and with this additional planning tool, we can keep the deliveries clustered tightly and the routes short. This enables the drivers to learn their routes and improves delivery efficiency as they become more familiar with their own territory, says Darren Barker, Head of Logistics Development, News International.
Nicola Dobson, the company s Operations System Manager, adds: The software also enables us to manage the workload balance among the drivers. This is a great benefit for them as they get to know their delivery areas intimately and we can add new consumers to their territories as necessary. With the delivery territories it is so much easier than with traditional straight routes that can end a long way from where the driver started out.
Commenting on how easy the software is to use Nicola Dobson says: Our planners are familiar with Paragon for routing, so they soon learnt how to use Territory Optimiser to create the direct to consumer territories. It is very intuitive, plus the Paragon support team was at hand to help us.
News International publishes The Times, The Sun and The Sunday Times and the Company s titles are among the world s most successful. Further brands that are part of the group include the Times Literary Supplement and milkround.com. The News International group also has investments in fashion website BrandAlley.co.uk1. In 2007, News International became the UK s first carbon neutral newspaper publisher.
Paragon Software Systems is a market leader in transport optimisation with over 2,300 routing and scheduling systems installed in more than 750 client sites in 45 countries. Paragon helps companies reduce transport costs by up to 20 per cent through more efficient deployment of vehicles and drivers. Headquartered in Dorking, UK and with US offices in Dallas, Paragon is a respected pioneer in routing and scheduling with over 30 years of know-how.
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Freight on Rail believes that the HGV road user levy bill currently going through Parliament is a missed opportunity to create a more comprehensive system which could reduce freight s environmental footprint, improve working standards, road safety and helps support modal shift, where appropriate.
Most European countries introduced a similar system about ten years ago and now operate more integrated and sophisticated systems. Evidence from the schemes operated in Germany and Switzerland demonstrates that the efficiency of the HGV sector has improved with less empty running which in turn reduces greenhouse gas emissions per tonne of freight carried; freight has also transferred to rail and water and funding has been provided to support improvements in working conditions.
In Germany, between 2005 and 2010, the Maut system led to a 7% increase in rail volumes, 21% improvement in lorry load efficiency and 11% reduction in empty running to below 20%; the UK figure for empty running has hovered around 27% for some years.
The benefits of a more sophisticated system, such as distance based models, is that operators would have financial incentives to get better efficiency out of fleets which would minimise external costs such as local air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, noise and congestion. Consideration of road and rail access charges in parallel would allow government to take into account external factors. Rail freight, charged on a distance basis, is currently facing considerable increases in charges which will not help promote long distance modal shift as part of an integrated intermodal solution to reduce road congestion and improve overall freight reliability.
So, whilst we support the principal of introducing a lorry road user charging system to charge foreign lorries for using UK roads to ensure fairer arrangements for the UK haulage industry, the current charge of up to 1,000 a year for foreign hauliers is not high enough to improve competition for UK road haulage, a point made by many in the road haulage industry.
The proposed system will also be expensive for the government to administer and could end up generating tiny amounts of revenue while placing extra administrative burdens on UK hauliers. Any extra revenue generated should go back into UK transport infrastructure and the industry.
Foreign registered vehicles only make up around 6% of HGV vehicles miles in the UK, so one does have to question the merits of this particular system which are so focused on this one issue.
Enforcement of the charges for foreign registered hauliers remains problematic. A time based system could encourage unscrupulous foreign hauliers to break driving time limitations. VOSA is underresourced and not enforcing driver hours currently, so any additional responsibility on VOSA needs to be financed. We believe that the DfT estimates of the administration and enforcement charges for foreign hauliers will be found to be unrealistically low. On the spot charges for non-compliance by foreign hauliers should be high to act as a strong deterrent to those who seek to avoid payment of the charges.
Additionally, any lorry road user charging system should improve standards and enforcement in road haulage, improve conditions and facilities for drivers and provide support for operators and drivers training schemes. A variation of the charges according to the environmental impact of the vehicles in terms of emissions could have helped the Coalition Government achieve its aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
The European Commission has stated that it wants comprehensive lorry road user charging to be mandatory across member states by 2014, so this system may have to be revisited shortly.
Freight on Rail members are DB Schenker, Freightliner, Direct Rail Services, ASLEF, RMT, TSSA, UNITE, Rail Freight Group and Campaign for Better Transport. For further information contact Philippa Edmunds via e-mail: philippa@freightonrail. org.uk or visit: www.freightonrail.org.uk2.
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The trucking sector could save 624 million metric tons of CO2e by 2022 if US tractor-trailer fleet operators adopted seven currently available efficiency technologies, according to a report published by Carbon War Room and Trimble.
The report, Road Transport: Unlocking Fuel-Savings Technologies in Trucking and Fleets 1 found massive fuel cost savings and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are possible by using existing technologies.
The report focused only on technologies widely available on the market and with laboratory and field testing documenting their potential to reduce emissions. Examples include aerodynamic fairings, anti-idle device, single wide-base tires and predictive cruise control.
Investing in the seven efficiency technologies on a new truck can cost more than $30,000, a figure that includes a top-of-the line lithium-ion battery APU, aerodynamic improvements to the cabin and trailer, advanced cruise control and information and communication technologies, such as GPS routing, the report said.
However, adopting all seven technologies would provide an average fuel savings of $26,400 per truck per year, which is more than 30 percent current annal fuel costs of for a long-haul tractor-trailer. The suite of technologies have a payback period of 18 months, the report said.
The adoption of of a single physical technology could result in a 3 percent to 15 percent reduction in emissions and fuel savings over a 10-year timeframe, the report said.
As a result of the study, Carbon War Room plans to investigate how it can play a wider role in the trucking sector to address market barriers, such as access to capital, high upfront costs, education and awareness. The organization will announce the outcome of a scoping study in 2013.
More than 26 million trucks of all classes in the United States hauled more than nine billion tons of freight in 2010, consuming nearly 50 billion gallons of fuel and producing more than 402 million tons of CO2e emissions in the process, said Carbon War Room.
Efforts are underway by other organizations to reduce emissions by switching trucks over to liquefied natural gas. GE and Clean Energy Fuels announced a collaboration in November to expand LNG infrastructure2 to enable trucks to operate on the fuel across the United States.
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Aerodynamic improvements like Freight Wings can dramatically reduce emissions and fuel costs for over-the-road trucks. (Photo by Stephen Petit via Creative Commons)
By Julia Pyper
By adopting technologies that pay themselves off in less than two years, the road freight industry could deliver hefty emissions reductions and save thousands of dollars in fuel costs, according to a report2 released Tuesday by the Carbon War Room.
By adding a suite of seven efficiency technologies to its tractor-trailer fleet, the U.S. trucking sector could save 624 million tons of carbon dioxide by 2022, according to the report. The technologies would also achieve $22,400 in annual fuel savings per truck, which would see the upgrades paid off in 18 months.
We found that there were a lot of low-hanging fruit in the sector: There were a lot of easy-win technologies that weren t extremely expensive, but could make a huge difference in terms of reducing emissions and reducing what we see as a problem an overreliance on fossil fuels, said Hilary McMahon, director of research at the Carbon War Room.
The report recommends five physical fuel-saving technologies, including aerodynamic upgrades, anti-idling devices, decreased rolling resistance with better tires, new transmission systems and adaptive cruise control. One of these technologies could provide between 3 and 15 percent in emissions reductions and fuel savings over a 10-year period, it says.
The trucking sector is also poised to see significant efficiency gains from a number of information communication technologies, or ICT, solutions. Logistics management programs that ensure trucks do not travel empty, ICT programs that monitor and improve driver behavior, and GPS devices that show traffic information and optimize routes can all reduce fuel use.
The report addresses technologies that could apply to a range of vehicles but focuses on Class 8 trucks, the heaviest among heavy-duty vehicles, which account for 75 percent of the fuel consumed by the U.S. road freight sector.
Cars and light trucks stole the spotlight this year with the release of ambitious new federal corporate average fuel economy standards. But last year, U.S. EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration unveiled similarly aggressive standards for heavy-duty vehicles that require big rigs to achieve about a 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by model year 2018.
Heavy-duty commercial vehicles account for 4 percent of vehicles on U.S. roadways; however, they produce nearly 20 percent of the entire transportation sector s emissions.
Owners vs. lessors an incentive problem
According to the Carbon War Room report, If the transportation sector enjoys growth as high as is predicted, the emissions from commercial trucking alone will jeopardize the world s chance of meeting key climate stabilization targets.
But technological solutions have been difficult to implement.
In the United States, the vast majority of trucking companies are small owner-operator ventures that lease out their fleets of one to 20 trucks. The owners, therefore, would pay for the efficiency upgrades, while their clients would be getting all of the fuel saving benefits. You have an incentive problem, said Tessa Lee, a research analyst with the Carbon War Room and an author of the report.
Even if the owner-operator is covering fuel costs and can see its savings, it is likely to have trouble getting financing for the upgrades. Banks do not want big-rig trucks as collateral, said Lee, so it is hard for owners to get loans for efficiency improvements, especially when the banks may not be convinced the new technologies will pay off.
Investing in top-of-the-line efficiency upgrades that help reduce carbon dioxide emissions can add $30,000 or more to the cost of a heavy-duty truck, the report says. That is in addition to earlier EPA regulations on nitrous oxide and particulate emissions that have already added an extra $25,000 to $30,000 to the cost of the vehicle, according to the American Trucking Associations. The base price for a new tractor-trailer today is around $120,000 to $130,000.
But a truck with all five of the Carbon War Room s recommended physical retrofits could see the entire cost of the vehicle recovered in a decade.
The Carbon War Room sees its role in helping overcome the trust and information barrier so banks are confident in the returns, owner-operators can get the financing they need and larger fleet operators will be persuaded to make upfront investments on their own.
Making the right investments is paramount in an industry facing rising fuel prices, increasingly stringent regulations and heightened competition, said Ron Konezny, a general manager at Trimble, a technology company that supports the trucking industry and sponsored the report.
Truckers tend to be laggards when it comes to technology because if it doesn t work out, they re at a significant cost disadvantage, Konezny said. If they buy it and it doesn t work out, the guy down the street can charge a penny or two less and beat them out.
More targets and regulations ahead
EPA launched the SmartWay Partnership in 2004 to help U.S. trucking and rail companies adopt fuel-saving, low-carbon solutions. Since it began, the program has amassed nearly 3,000 partners that have benefited from $6.5 billion in fuel savings and reduced 23.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to the agency.
The SmartWay program was really the petri dish for the development and deployment of different technologies that can save fuel and in turn reduce the carbon output of the trucking sector, said Glen Kedzie, energy and environmental counsel at the American Trucking Associations.
Some technologies supported by the program are now considered compliance pathways in the new EPA and NHTSA greenhouse gas and fuel consumption regulations. Like the Carbon War Room report, the rule highlights the benefits of fuel-efficient tires, anti-idling devices and aerodynamics, but it also recommends speed reduction practices and the use of lightweight materials.
As we march ahead, I think there s going to be a lot of attention focused on even further aerodynamic improvements and the efficiency of the engines themselves better oils and lubricants and getting away from a lot of these parts that create heat and friction, and trying to electrify some of the things under the hood, Kedzie said.
He said he expects EPA and NHTSA will consider additional technology-forcing regulations in the 2021 or 2022 time frame. Meanwhile, existing federal targets are already pushing technology to areas that in the past were considered unachievable targets to hit, he said.