How heavy truck drivers can reduce fuel costs and improve the performance of their vehicle.
Welcome to 2021 and the world of ever increasing fuel costs!
Let’s start with the negative side of things. It’s safe to say that it comes as no surprise that fuel costs a fortune, seems to be perpetually increasing and is one of those things makes a massive dent into a truckers income. Now for the (semi) good side of things. You have the ability to reduce the amount of fuel you burn (and how much of your money you burn).
How so? How can you reduce fuel costs?
Simple, understand the following reality – without a well maintained truck it is very unlikely that you will have good fuel efficiency. There just really isn’t any other way around this. When we say this, you probably start wondering what areas you can maintain to reduce fuel costs, but that is the wrong approach to take. Accept that your vehicle is a holistic machine and the reality is that you want to look at this from an overall view because really most, if not all parts, play a part in maintaining the trucks efficiency and performance.
So yes, you want to ensure regular maintenance on everything from air filters, brake pads, the engine oil, and a dozen or more other things that we won’t mention.
Volvo has found that by not maintaining proper servicing of your rig, you could be looking at fuel costs up to three percent higher. That may not sound like a lot, but with the kind of distance heavy truck drivers go, that adds up to a huge amount of fuel and corresponding money savings, and you get the added benefit of knowing your truck will likely last longer as well! Win Win! When it comes to choosing a heavy rig, Volvo has consistently shown itself as one of the most popular truck manufacturing companies. Volvo meets, or exceeds truckers needs, and they’ve been doing it for almost a century!
Thanks to their drive and focus on trucker comfort, protection and rig performance, Volvo has fast earned the primary choice for heavy truck drivers, fleets and trucking companies when it comes to a dependable high performance vehicle. For over three decades, Gerrys Truck Centre in London Ontario has been the Volvo heavy truck dealer of choice. For everything from sales of new and used (pre-owned rigs) as well as parts and service, and pride ourselves on top quality service.