Tips on vehicle spec'ing, engine settings and gear ratios, maintenance, driver training, telematics and fuel programs are now available through a free informational fuel economy guide offered through PacLease,
the North American leasing company.
Bob Southern, president of Paccar Leasing Co. (PacLease), said, "There is much more to fuel economy than fuel prices. There are many ways to improve fuel economy - you just need to know where to look.
"Our guide explains how to improve fuel economy, from proper vehicle specification to idle reduction technologies, to driver training and trip planning," said Southern. "If a fleet takes the time to analyze and employ ways to improve fuel economy, it can literally save thousands of dollars per truck."
The eight-page guide provides a multitude of tips, plus quantifies how changing spec's or driver behavior can have a fuel economy payback. "Simple things, like spec'ing underhood air cleaners, can save up to 2 percent in fuel," said Southern. "Or controlling the top speed in your trucks. Reducing it from 65 to 60 mph can bring your fuel economy up by around 6 to 8 percent.
"Our guide looks at these things and more. It's a complete analysis that will help our customers, plus others who have an interest in saving fuel."
To receive a free copy of the guide, visit or call (800) 426-1420.