Dec. 11, 2008

Mitch Sandson, a 20-year veteran
driver, became an owner-operator
in April when he bought the 2005
Peterbilt 387, shown here.

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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