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Old 05-16-2018, 11:19 AM   #211 (permalink)
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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Do trucking companies count as normies? Nope, probably not...

Shippers, Truckers Face Diesel Prices 22 Percent Above A Year Ago

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Truckers are adapting to higher fuel costs by investing in more fuel-efficient trucks and aerodynamic trailers to increase their mileage.
While the national average fuel economy for semi-trucks is about 6.5 mpg, Henry Albert, an independent trucker from Statesville, N.C., said he gets 10 mpg because of his focus on fuel efficiency.
Way to go, Henry!!

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Truckers are adapting relatively low-tech ideas such as covered wheels, trailer aerodynamics and low-rolling resistance tires to save fuel. The adoption of automated manual transmissions also is increasing fuel efficiency, according to NACFE.
If automated manuals are increasing MPG, that suggests poorly trained/incentivised manual drivers, doesn't it?

Anybody here think they could beat an automated manual's MPG?

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