An Assessment of Factors Affecting Fleet Fuel Performance
Improving fuel performance in all modes of transportation is becoming more important as fuel prices increase and concerns over environmental issues rise. This is particularly relevant in the class 8 motor carrier sector which accounts for the majority of fuel consumption among all classes of motor freight movement. The present study evaluated the extent that existing technologies, systems and policies designed to improve fuel efficiency have been and are expected to be adopted by current class 8 fleets. Results suggest that while many of the efforts of suppliers to the industry are focused on new technologies, there remains an opportunity to improve performance from proven existing technologies and policies.
Smith, Carlo D., John L. Kent, and Cory J. Roberts. "An assessment of factors affecting fleet fuel performance." Journal of Transportation Management 18, no. 2 (2007): 65-88.