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Old 05-16-2018, 12:19 PM   #211 (permalink)
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Do trucking companies count as normies? Nope, probably not...

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

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!!

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?

Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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