Going Green for Drivers - Saving Money and the Environment
At home, at work and over the road, more people are looking how they
can "Go Green" in their every day lives. For truck drivers of all size vehicles
and all types of roads, this is especially important in light of current high
operation costs. You want to know how you can help the environment and your pocket
despite the high cost of fuel.
People are looking for examples of how going green
saves you money, how to implement green ideas and how transportation can be more environmentally friendly. Fleet managers want to know how to improve fuel economy
in fleet vehicles and increase fuel mileage for diesel trucks.
The high cost of fuel is prompting increased fuel theft, making
security locks for truck fuel caps and anti-siphon devices increasingly
popular as a gas stealing deterrent.
How Going Green Saves You Money
As a member of the transportation community, you have the opportunity
to Go Green and save money as well. Whether you are a Fleet Manager,
Shop Owner/Manager or an Independent Owner Operator, you can find
ways to cut costs and increase your Green. Whether you are in Construction,
Distribution, Mass Transportation, Manufacturing or a Private Fleet
Owner, there are ways for you to grow green.
Going Green Resources for
Truck Drivers and Fleet Managers
Take our online Fuel
Management Online Training Course. This lesson provides practical tips
on how drivers can
save a significant amount of diesel fuel through making small changes. It also describes how
an Owner/Operator or fleet buyer can
spec a truck for maximum fuel savings.
On the right side of this page there are shortcuts to resources for
preventing fuel theft, improving fuel mileage and maintaining
your vehicles for optimal performance.
Replacing a clogged air filter can improve your fuel mileage by
as much as 10 percent. Your vehicle's air filter keeps impurities
from damaging the inside of your engine. Not only will replacing
a dirty air filter save gas, it will protect your engine.
View and buy air filters for your truck now.
Keep Tires Properly Inflated
You can improve your gas mileage by around 3.3 percent by keeping
your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflated tires
can lower gas mileage by 0.4 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure
of all four tires. Properly inflated tires are safer and last longer.
Find the best tire air pressure gauge for your trucks.
Use the Recommended Grade of Motor Oil
You can improve your fuel mileage by 1-2 percent by using the manufacturer's
recommended grade of motor oil. Also, look for motor oil that says "Energy
Conserving" on the API performance symbol to be sure it contains
View and buy new oil filters now.
Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking)
wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at
highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. Sensible driving
is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than
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