Lightening Things Up for Diesels – Diesel Progress

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In commercial trucking, there is a significant effort to reduce the weight over the steer axle.  Trailer bogies are adjusted; the trailer-to-cab gap is adjusted which affects fuel economy.  However, why not reduce the weight that is over the axle, the engine?

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