Fleet Management

121 Ways to Save Fuel

From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

June 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

by HDT Staff

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There’s hardly a fleet out there that wouldn’t like to save money on fuel costs. Maybe you’re not sure where to start. Maybe you feel like you’ve picked all the low-hanging fruit and you’re looking for new ideas. Here’s help.
HDT’s editors combed their own knowledge from years covering the trucking industry, and asked readers, suppliers, and other experts for their tips on ways to save money on fuel.

We started out with a goal to come up with 100 ways. We ended up with 121 ideas, from large to small. Got more? Email them to [email protected].

The 121 tips are divided into the following sections:

1-17 Equipment

18-27 Trailers

28-41 Tires

42-59 Buying Fuel

60-70 Technology

71-82 Idle Reduction

83-110 Drivers

111-113 Fuel Theft

114-121 In the Shop


  1. 1. haller [ June 20, 2014 @ 04:52PM ]

    The only way to truly save money on overpriced fuel is to sell your truck to some other SAP, lick your financial wounds, try to find your family and if then let you back in say your sorry for blowing all your life's savings, including your house, go to a GOOD freight broker school, get a job brokering freight @ a crooked brokerage house that keeps 50% to 60% of the freight charge and in three months you'll be driving a new white SUV, ( white is for virginity) and your family will think your great.....


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