What is the average mileage for diesel trucks?

Answer Diesel semi-trucks (also known as "semis" or "tractor trailers") typically get fewer than ten miles per gallon on the highway when loaded, with the average vehicle achieving only six miles per gall... Read More »

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Do all new diesel trucks come with a diesel particulate filter?

In January 2010, the California Air Resources Board enforced new laws to reduce the particulate matter from diesel truck exhaust. Diesel trucks now come with a diesel particulate filter, or must ha... Read More »

Diesel Starting Procedures for Diesel Trucks?

Starting a diesel truck is similar to a gas truck. The only big difference in starting is the use of glow plugs. The truck will require a five-second wait from turning the key to "on" to starting u... Read More »

Does having the tailgate down on trucks improve gas mileage?

On One Hand: It Increases Lift and DragAccording to a 2004 paper by Kevin Cooper of the National Research Council of Canada, lowering the tailgate increases lift by up to 60 percent and also increa... Read More »

How to Customize Diesel Trucks?

As causes of climate change gain increasing importance in the public eye, the use of diesel engines is become more popular due to their fuel efficiency over traditional gas-powered engines. Customi... Read More »