Category Archives: MPG

How Proper Vehicle Maintenance Improves Fuel Efficiency

Fuel costs are a major cost of doing business when operating a fleet of any size. Purchasing new vehicles can significantly reduce fuel cost, but can be prohibitive as a capital investment. Most fleet managers are unable to replace their entire fleet and may continue to operate older vehicles for some time. This means that proper maintenance to improve and maintain fuel efficiency is an important, and cost-effective, way of reducing overall costs.

Here are a few things you can do to maintain fuel efficiency in cars and trucks:

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6 Truck Driving Habits to Improve Your Mileage

When you’re driving all the time, what seems like ‘perfectly normal’ fuel prices for everyone else can stack up to a really large expense. Fleets with trucks are among the largest fuel consumers in the modern world no matter how much you optimize your vehicles, your policies, and your shipping routes. At that point, it’s up to the drivers to optimize how the truck runs on the road in order to minimize unnecessary fuel usage without reducing the quality of the trip for the driver. Whether you’re on your own dime or your fleet is asking you to improve your mileage, here are six great tips you can apply to every trip to help meet that goal.

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When Will Electric Trucks Transform the Industry?

The standards for fuel economy and efficiency continue to rise in our world. Automakers are continually asked to increase MPG and reduce carbon dioxide emissions when building their vehicles. We have seen the transition in passenger cars. Hybrid cars such as the Toyota Prius, Honda Insight and Ford Fusion have become plentiful. Electric cars such as the Tesla Model S, Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf continue to pop up on the road. So when will we see this transition in the trucking industry?

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Importance of Accurate Odometer Readings

How important are accurate odometer mileage readings? Many consider accurate odometer readings to be one of the most important parts of effective fuel management. Accurate mileage gives a fleet manager a much clearer picture for many important aspects of his or her fleet including vehicle repair and replacement, diesel fuel consumption and fuel economy. If a fleet manager has access to accurate mileage he can make critical decisions for the fleet.

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