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Two-truck platoons would boost fuel economy: report

Sep 29, 2016 at 08:53 AM CST

WASHINGTON, DC -- Technology that allows two trucks to travel in tight platoons promises to improve fuel economy, a report by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room concludes.

The latest Confidence Report – a research series that explores the viability of fuel-saving devices and practices – determined that setting a following distance of 40 to 50 feet can lead to average fuel savings of 4% when compared to real-world operating conditions after accounting for traffic, terrain and time when the trucks operate on their own.