Fuel is expensive. The easiest way to save money is to improve fuel efficiency. It all starts with the professional driver. Here are 5 ways for truck drivers to increase fuel efficiency.
1. Expect the unexpected
Summer is also construction season. Expect the slower (or even stopped) traffic before it occurs.
2. Use your surroundings to your advantage
As you drive through large hills or mountains, avoid a heavy brake. Use those surroundings to gain momentum.
3. Keep an eye on the tires
Low tire pressure only decreases fuel efficiency. You will use less fuel if you keep an eye on your tire pressure.
4. Take advantage of the tools
Trailer tails, setting cruise and newer equipment all assist in increasing fuel efficiency.
5.Reduce idle time
This is the easiest way to increase efficiency. Every hour of idle time can decrease fuel efficiency by 1%. As idle percentage increases, so does fuel cost.