With the price of fuel skyrocketing and there being a shortage of fuel, investors who own commercial trucks in California are on the losing side of the fuel economy. The need to conserve fuel has now become unquestionable. That said, you would find fuel saving tips below that could reduce your costs and maximize your profits consequently.
1. Gas Stations.
Advice your drivers to always use the low settings when filling the gas tanks. This might take time, but it's worth it when it comes to saving fuel. Using high speeds to fill the tank encourages the evaporation of gas as you fill your tank. They also should not wait for the fuel tank to be empty so as to refill it. Fuel tanks that are almost filled to the brim tend to give you better mileage per liter of consumption.
2. Know your vehicle.
Make sure that your fleet is using fuel that has the right octane level. Most vehicles have been manufactured to use fuel with regular octane levels. In addition to that, turning the engine regularly and checking the oil of the trucks will have a tremendous positive impact on your fuel economy. Lastly, ensure that your tires are well inflated for that also increases your vehicle fuel efficiency by 3%.
3. The fleet’s fuel efficiency.
Fuel cost is often approximately 25% of the total operation cost of your fleet. When one truck increases its fuel efficiency even by 5%, a significant change can happen in the total fuel cost of the fleet. Therefore, keeping the vehicles in good shape improves the fuel economy. Ensuring that the vehicles always go for service at the right time and that they do not have any mechanical problems will result in maximum profit from the fleet of trucks.
Let these help improve the miles per gallon of your vehicles to promote higher fuel efficiency. Not only does this save money, it also improves fuel economy by increasing energy sustainability. As a word of caution, for those that love driving with the air conditioner running, you need to quit that if you plan on saving fuel.