Nov. 13, 2008

| November 12, 2008

Mark Davis says that Snow White,
his name for the 2006 Volvo VN670
shown here, is a good, all-round
working truck. It has twin stacks,
aluminum wheels and a 13-speed
transmission.

Today’s tip: Be a meter reader: Tap into your electronic control module for a wealth of data. How much time did your truck idle last month? What percentage of your most recent trip did you spend in cruise? What was your average speed? How much time did you spend in top gear? You may not know the answers to these questions, but they’re all readily available through your engine’s electronic control module. Data such as cruise speeds, gear engagement times, total idle time and numbers of hard stops can help you save fuel, limit engine wear and tear and improve safety.
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