Simple ways to start saving gas mileage today.
It’s no surprise that the retail industry’s transformation over the past two years has seen a rise in all With more and more cars and trucks hitting the market every year, fuel consumption is up. According to energy.gov Americans drove 2.83 trillion miles in 2020 alone. To illustrate, that is equivalent to 6 million round trips to the moon. Clearly the demand for fuel is high. With skyrocketing fuel costs, consumers and business owners are looking to get the most out of their fuel economy.
There are two main factors to consider when increasing your fuel economy. Driving and Maintenance. Small changes in the way you drive can have vast improvements on getting the most from your fuel. Maintaining your vehicle or a fleet of trucks also offers fuel savings where you might least expect it.
- Reduce aggressive driving.
According to energy.gov, aggressive driving can reduce your gas mileage by 15% – 30% on the highway and by 10% – 40% in the city.
- Maintain the speed limit.
According to feuleconomy.gov, every 5mph over 50mph is like paying an additional $0.31 for a gallon of gas.
- Remove access weight.
If you’re all about those numbers, even an extra 100 pounds can reduce your gas mileage by 1%. So, keep the golf clubs at home during the week instead of hauling them around.
- Reduce Drag.
Rooftop cargo can reduce your gas mileage up to 25% on the highway! That number is staggering enough to keep cargo in the truck if possible. For fleet vehicles, like the trucks at ITF Group, we equip our trucks with faring’s, solid hubcaps and trailer skirts to increase efficiency wherever possible. We invest in the newest trucks with the most fuel economy. It’s the next best thing to going fully electric.
- Proper Tire Pressure.
Be sure to always inflate your tires according to the manufacturers specifications for the tire you have chosen. It’s important to not inflate them to the MAX PSI listed as that will compromise grip and safety.
In conclusion, keep things simple. Slow and steady wins the race! While it may not appear to be a competitive advantage, it keeps your team and your customers cargo arriving on time every time, safely. If you’re interested in driving for a company that has safety in mind, read more about our drivers here.