Of all the variable costs that truckers face, fuel is all but guaranteed to be the most severe one of the batch.
It is said that at one point, fuel was “cheap”.
Well, if fuel really ever was “cheap”, it certainly hasn’t been in recent memory… which brings us to the topic of this article.
How can heavy truck/ rig drivers reduce fuel costs?
Well we have a surprising way we are going to share with you that will reduce the merciless fuel costs that wreak havoc on your pocket book.
Here it is… reduce unnecessary idling.
Sounds too simple? Too basic?
Many (most) drivers never think of the fuel costs involved in unnecessary idling.
Studies have shown that just ten seconds of idling actually burns MORE fuel than the act of ignition, and that’s even when you allow for the fact that you’re not moving your rig.
Now while this is a simple concept [...]