"THE IMPACT OF OFFICIAL VERSUS REAL-WORLD ROAD LOADS ON CO2 EMISSIONS AND FUEL CONSUMPTION OF EUROPEAN PASSENGER CARS"

Driving resistances of a moving vehicle, such as rolling resistance and aerodynamic drag, have a strong impact on its CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. To properly simulate these resistance forces when testing stationary vehicles tied down on a chassis dynamometer, the vehicle’s road loads have to be determined beforehand. European legislation includes provisions on how to determine the road loads using coastdown runs.

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Old Dominion Freight Line

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL) is a leading, less-than-truckload (“LTL”), union-free company providing premium service to all its customers. OD offers regional, inter-regional and national LTL service. In addition to its core LTL services, the company offers its customers a broad range of logistics services including ground and air expedited transportation, supply chain consulting, transportation management, truckload brokerage, container delivery and warehousing. In addition, Old Dominion offers a consumer product for household moving: OD Household Services. Through strategic partnerships, the company also offers international freight forwarding services throughout the world. Old Dominion’s claims ratio and on-time record are among the best in the industry. For 80 years, Old Dominion has been Helping the World Keep Promises.

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Old Dominion Freight Line

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL) is a leading, less-than-truckload (“LTL”), union-free company providing premium service to all its customers. OD offers regional, inter-regional and national LTL service. In addition to its core LTL services, the company offers its customers a broad range of logistics services including ground and air expedited transportation, supply chain consulting, transportation management, truckload brokerage, container delivery and warehousing. In addition, Old Dominion offers a consumer product for household moving: OD Household Services. Through strategic partnerships, the company also offers international freight forwarding services throughout the world. Old Dominion’s claims ratio and on-time record are among the best in the industry. For 80 years, Old Dominion has been Helping the World Keep Promises.

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