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Research and Markets: The Truck Fuel Efficiency Report - 2012 Outlines the Commercial, Political and Legislative Environment


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "The Truck Fuel Efficiency Report" report to their offering.

The commercial, political and legislative environment, market drivers, and key technologies

According to the OECD, over half of global oil consumption is accounted for by transportation. Within this sector, road transport accounts for around 80% of oil consumption, with heavy trucks accounting for around 18% of that.

A 2010 US DoT study estimates that emissions from heavy truck road transportation increased by 77% between 1990 and 2006 as a result of economic growth, industry deregulation and just-in-time logistics that increased part-load journeys.

At the same time, the upward trend in fuel prices has significantly increased the proportion of freight costs that fuel accounts. Only a decade ago, fuel costs accounted for around 10% of freight operating costs but operators now regard 30% as a benchmark and it has been as high as 35% at times during recent years.

Clearly, these figures make truck fuel efficiency a key topic for OEMs and operators alike. The Truck Fuel Efficiency Report is an invaluable guide to this very important yet very broad field. The report outlines the commercial, political and legislative environment, tracks the key technologies, and reports on the status of their development.

Key areas covered include:

- Market drivers and barriers

- Truck fuel efficiency technologies

- Alternative engine designs

- Transmissions

- Aerodynamics

- Tyres

- Ancillaries

- Weight reduction

- Lubrication

- Driver aids

- .and much more

Key Topics Covered:


Market drivers

- Regulations

- Fuel economy

- Global harmonisation

- Idling reduction

- Combination length

Fuel prices

Energy security

Fuel savings


- North America

- Europe

Market barriers

- Cost

- Diversity of specification and design

- Development time frames

Truck fuel efficiency technologies

- Engine technologies

- Forced induction

- Fuel injection

- Variable valve actuation

- Turbo-compounding

- Stop-start

- New combustion technologies

Alternative engine designs

- Opposed piston designs

- Detonation Cycle Gas Turbine

- RadMax Rotary Turbine Engine


- Planetary automatic transmissions

- Automated manual transmissions

- Continuously-variable transmissions

- Aerodynamics


Efficient ancillaries

Weight reduction

- Steel

- Cast iron

- Aluminium



Auxiliary power units

Electronic driver aids

For more information visit

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Trucks, Buses and Vans

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