Fuel Efficiency could improve by 8% through aerodynamic improvements: ACT Research. COLUMBUS, Ind. According to ACT Researchs N.A. On-highway CV Engine Outlook potential aerodynamic improvements could increase fuel efficiencies by up to 8%.The N.A. On-highway CV Engine Outlook presents historical trends, current activity and forecasts of engine demand in on-highway commercial vehicles. The report analyzes significant trends in engine displacement, engine type, captive versus non-captive engines, and premium versus non-premium power for Class 8 vehicles.
Class 8 orders increase in November. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. FTR said the preliminary Class 8 net orders for November hit 19,300 units, which is up 41% from October. The respectable November order activity met expectations as the market is back to tracking normal cycles, FTR added. Including November, Class 8 order activity for the past twelve months annualizes to 191,000 units.