What’s your best advice for saving fuel?
admin | July 08, 2013
Driver training, as it affects fuel costs, can be divided into two main categories: truck inspection and driving habits.
A truck driver must be trained on the proper method of conducting a satisfactory truck inspection. There’s a wide assortment of critical elements that will directly cause fuel economy to suffer if not functioning properly. Under-inflated tires, dirty filters, lack of lubrication, faulty fuel injectors and leaky hoses will negatively affect fuel economy.
A truck driver who has developed good driving habits will constantly monitor road condition, traffic, weather and terrain in order to time his shifting, maintain momentum and a reasonable driving speed. Excessive speed, poor shifting, unnecessary braking and idling will result in excessive fuel consumption.
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