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Fleet hosts fuel-savings contest

Averitt Express drivers may compete for twenty $500 gas cards and a Ford F-150 four-wheel drive in a company challenge on fuel-efficient practices, the Cookeville, Tenn.-based carrier says.

All of the fleet’s drivers may enter. Truckers will work on teams whose goals are to save more fuel in six months than was saved in the same period last year. All who meet or exceed the goal will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win the gas card or truck. The winner of the Ford will be announced in December.

The fuel-savings program is the second time the fleet has used incentives to promote conservation, says Averitt spokesman Chris Asberry. In 2008, the fleet challenged employees to reduce use of electricity, water, paper and fuel.

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