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Check tire pressure daily

Check tire pressure daily with a tire gauge. Tire thumpers are used for insuring tires are still inflated during your driving shift. Proper inflation can save your life.

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Close the gap

My best tip from hauling trade shows with a 53-foot van-trailer was to close the gap to at least 28 inches with the rear of the tractor.

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Get an APU

“Thermo King Tri Pac helped me save thousands on fuel; not to mention the hours on the main . It’s the best $11,000 I've ever spent, and I don't want another truck without one.” Cody Blankenship Owner-operator, 4B Transportation LLC

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Run slow and steady

Run slow and steady. No jackrabbit starts. Keep RPMs low as you go through the gears. Watch your boost gauge if you have one, and try to keep boost around 10 or under while cruising and when pulling hard try to keep the boost from going no higher than 15-18 pounds. Run super singles and keep tires at rated psi. Only use cruse control in flat areas and peddle in hilly areas so you can ...

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Linda Caffee, FedEx Custom Critical

We might deadhead 1,000 miles for a 300-mile load. You look at the miles and the total revenue, and you make a business decision on that. Can you make money on that load?

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Tim Philmon, Landstar

I try to keep in the specialized area. You’re not having to sit in line on both ends.

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Bob Barkley

Stay home...........

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Chuck Guintard

Money, my cost X 2 + fsc=rate!

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Lloyd Hoover

It has to moo, walk on, ride, then walk off at the end of the trail. Fuel $+.50/ loaded mile

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Tammy Mosley Riggs

Knowing what your operating cost is per mile ... Just because a load has a good "loaded" per mile rate ..doesn't make it a good load.

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