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Old 08-29-2008, 05:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Evil Pumpkin - '08 Scion xD RS 1.0 #1633
90 day: 35.45 mpg (US)

Silent Silver Killer - '10 Honda Insight EX
90 day: 51.5 mpg (US)
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I would love to tackle this project head on. I know there is room for improvement on these large trucks. However, the first change has to be with your drivers attitude towards saving you guys diesel.

Have to started keeping fuel logs? I would start there. Establish a before baseline with each individual truck and get the cooperation of the drivers. Explain what you are going to do and why. Heck if possible try implementing an incentive program for participation and improvement.

After that there are many tweaks that can be done before you get into altering the trucks. Driving techniques and driver attitude may get you the svings the company needs.

I would be more than happy to help you pro bono of course, so drop me a pm if you like and we can get a more technical plan going. Because if we can make this work then we have a blueprint any of us can market to fleets in need.
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