A Surprising Way To Save Thousands On Rig Fuel Mileage
Any heavy truck driver will quickly point out that fuel mileage is one of their primary concerns when it comes to driving a rig for one great reason…
Driving a rig and hauling thousands of pounds gets expensive very quickly. Even a fuel mileage improvement of just a few percent points can add up to saving thousands (or even tens of thousands) of dollars over the long term.
And those savings all go directly into the profit column of the driver (or company), as opposed to the fuel company.
Well today we have a suggestion that will not only help reduce fuel costs, it will also give you the added bonus of increasing tire life (which is something else that can save truckers thousands!).
Get your alignment done.
When your truck is out of alignment, your tires are being pushed down the road “off-kilter”. This means you are effectively making your tires fight every inch of the way. And it doesn’t take a genius to realize that if you’re tires are fighting you, you are not only burning more fuel, you are wearing down your tires much much faster.
Often truckers think they will be able to feel if their tires are out of alignment. In some cases this is accurate, drivers can tell that the rig is pulling or vibrating (which could be caused by a misaligned heavy truck), however in many cases they have no idea their rigs were out of alignment.
Here at Gerry’s Truck Centre, we regularly have customers come in with no idea or indication whatsoever that their vehicle was pulling and they were correcting. Now these truckers find themselves needing to replace their tires much sooner than they otherwise would have, which can cost up to eight grand or more, and again, that’s on top of all the extra fuel they were burning due to the extra drag the unaligned vehicle created.
So at Gerry’s Truck Centre we always suggest getting your alignment done annually, (assuming you are driving in normal conditions), or even twice yearly if you find yourself running over rough roads.
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