Our Approach To More Miles
If your business requires the regular use of trucks, fuel is one of your major expenses. Fleet owners must manage the many factors that contribute to the success of an effective, cost-efficient fleet.
WHERE IT STARTS
Fuel economy, defined by the rate of fuel consumption of a vehicle in travel, plays an increasingly prevalent role in driving the long-term success of a demanding fleet. Anything you can do to have a fuel efficient fleet makes a big difference to your bottom line.
If you have trucks as a big part of your business, you are no doubt always thinking of ways to get better fuel mileage. When it comes to truck aerodynamics, a major goal is to reduce drag. Reducing drag increases truck fuel economy, which can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year. So how do you reduce drag?
How fast should your drivers be driving their trucks? Your drivers may be tempted to drive as fast as they safely can in order to get to their destinations as quickly as possible. They may argue that it is better for you financially because they can make more runs if they drive faster. Some may even argue that driving faster is safer, because driving faster keeps your truck away from other traffic, even though higher speeds require quick reaction times and can lead to greater injury in an accident.
If your business requires the regular use of trucks, fuel is one of your major expenses. Anything you can do to save fuel can make a big difference when it comes to your bottom line. One way of saving on fuel is considering ways to reduce truck vibration. Tractor-trailer vibration causes your truck to expend more energy and waste fuel. What exactly is vibration and what causes it, and what are some ways to reduce vibration in trucks in order to save fuel?
One of the largest variable costs for a commercial trucking fleet is fuel. Second only to labor costs, the amount of a fleet’s annual spending that goes towards keeping gas tanks full will often determine whether that fleet is a profitable or losing money.
The best way to analyze trucking efficiency is to determine the freight ton of a fleet’s tractor trailers. Freight ton is the number of miles a truck can transfer on one ton of freight per gallon of diesel fuel. In contrast to what many think, it’s the more favored statistic to determine energy intensity when it comes to transferring cargo, as opposed to miles per gallon. Also known as revenue ton, freight-ton efficiency looks at fuel efficiency. It also helps you boost the payload on each vehicle and optimize the routes they take.
Fleets face a difficult challenge of properly managing their two greatest expenses: tires and fuel. Fleet managers need solutions that will make an impact on their bottom lines today.
By eliminating up to 50% more wheel-end vibration than competitors, FLEXX significantly reduces tire-related rolling resistance when compared to no balancing or other balancing methods. Because every tire in your fleet can generate rolling resistance, decreasing fuel economy in the process, using FLEXX in all wheel positions will multiply fuel savings.
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