FUEL-EFFICIENT DRIVING: THE BASICS

Fuel-efficient truck driving can mean the difference between making a profit or losing money. This article describes how truck drivers can apply fuel-saving techniques, and further, how new electronic controls are doing the "thinking" for drivers. Discussions include proper gear shifting techniques, monitoring cab instruments, and speed management for optimal fuel efficiency. Trip planning is also essential to maintain a good average speed; monitoring weather conditions, making good road choices, setting realistic deadlines, and using some toll roads will enhance the trip and help maintain speed. The article concludes with tips for highway driving, city driving, and idling and the fuel-spending pitfalls of these driving situations.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00663142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1994 12:00AM