THE ECONOMICS OF BETTER FUEL ECONOMY FOR OWNER-OPERATORS
The owner-operator, like all motor carriers, is caught in a financial squeeze in this era of rising prices. By careful driving, modification of vehicles in use and specifications in design of new vehicles he can cut down on his fuel costs without cutting down on his quality of service and at the same time he can help conserve the nation's dwindling petroleum resources. But uninformed actions can be counterproductive. Some of the simpler methods of cutting fuel consumption are discussed. In addition, logical guidelines for decision-making on the use of various concepts and devices and standardized test procedures, being developed by the SAE, are discussed.
- This paper was prepared for the West Coast Meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers, August 9-12, 1976, San Francisco, California.
Department of Transportation1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- SEIFF, H E
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Fuel consumption; Guidelines; Level of service; Motor carriers; Motor vehicles; Operating costs
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Highways; Motor Carriers; Society;
- Accession Number: 00145085
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760614, HS-020 762, HS-020 726
- Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 30 1983 12:00AM