Category Archives: Commercial Truck Efficiency

How Truck Drivers can Save Money on Gas

One of the biggest costs associated with truck driving is the cost of gas. Gas is obviously what drivers use to power their trucks as they drive across states, and they need to spend a significant amount of money on it in order to keep trucking along. However, there are some steps they can take to cut down on the amount of gas they use when they’re driving a truck.

In order to reduce the amount of gas they use, truck drivers should monitor the traffic ahead of them at all times and choose routes that allow them to keep their gear changes to a minimum. This will ultimately lead to them using less gas in the long run, and it will also help them reach their final destinations quicker. Truck drivers should also use their momentum whenever possible and take their feet off their accelerators when driving down hills.

In addition to taking these steps while driving, truck drivers should check their tires periodically to make sure that they are filled with the correct amount of air. Tires that aren’t inflated properly will reduce fuel economy and could also become a hazard. And finally, truck drivers should limit the amount of idling they do at all costs. An idling truck can burn through an entire gallon of gas in just one hour. So truck drivers should plan out their stops and shut off their engines whenever they decide they need to take a break.

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Diesel Prices Are Continuing to Fall

Diesel Prices Are Continuing to Fall

For many years, regular unleaded gas has been cheaper than diesel, but now, it’s just the opposite. Diesel prices are decreasing while regular unleaded gas in on the rise. Because of this, the times are going extremely well especially for U.S. truckers. Consumers continue to buy and sell goods that are being shipped through freight… Continue Reading

The Importance of Tire Rotations on Commercial Trucks

Tire rotation on commercial trucks is important because tires wear unevenly. By rotating tires, you can get a longer life out of your tires and ensure maximum traction on the road. Tires wear unevenly due to improper inflation, misalignment, and other reasons. Their position on the vehicle as well as your driving style and the… Continue Reading

Tips for Drivers: Efficiently Loading Semi-Trucks

Whether it is drums, cargo wrapped and placed on skids, or individually wrapped commodities, it is important to pack any semi-truck properly. Knowing that the maximum gross vehicle weight should not exceed 40 tons, figuring the load size has to be the first consideration when packing. Next, ensure that you have the proper equipment such… Continue Reading