Admittedly, fuel is the number one “enemy” for fleet drivers. The cost of fuel is on a steady rise, and this trend does not show any signs of slowing down. Fleet drivers, however, can use less fuel if they employ the following tactics:

1. Control Idling 

Studies show that idling trucks consume about one gallon of fuel after every hour. Therefore, you should turn off the engine of your vehicle when is not in use. Excessive idling can lead to fuel wastage and hence adding up to the overall fuel cost.

2. Stay Inflated 

Properly inflated tires do not only protect the tires against damage but also improves fuel economy. Inflated tires move smoothly on the road without causing any friction which may otherwise lead to excessive fuel consumption.

3. Observe Speed Limits 

Did you know that driving at the right speed can lead up to 15% improvement in fuel consumption? It is economical to drive at 55 mph than at 70 mph. Moreover, observing speed limits can save lives because the chances of causing an accident are minimized.

4. Do Not Overfill the Tank 

Filling the tank of your vehicle to the brim is dangerous and wasteful. The chances are that fuel will overflow from the reservoir when temperatures are high, leading to fuels wastage. Also, if the tank overflows, it can cause a fire that may harm you.

5. Anticipate Traffic Flow 

You should accelerate and decelerate smoothly on the road to reduce break use. Consequently, this reduces gasoline use. Always observe the driver in front, the stop signs and a change in traffic lights so that you can drive at the right pace. 

6. Keep Your Windows Rolled Up 

If you make your truck more aerodynamic, it will consume less fuel. You must adjust your deflectors properly.

7. Make Proper Use of the Clutch 

Changing gears constantly wastes a lot of fuel. Therefore, it is recommended to use the clutch well to avoid excessive changing of gears. If possible, you can skip some gears to improve fuel economy.

8. Park Your Vehicle Near the Exit of Your Garage 

You should park your truck appropriately for an easy departure in the morning. If you park it too far from the exit, you will waste a lot of fuel.

9. Use Cruise Control 

Changing speed unnecessarily can waste a lot of fuel. A cruise control can be handy when you are driving over very long distances.

10. Move at the Right Momentum When Driving Uphill 

Uphill speed increases waste a lot of fuel. Remember, the engine of your vehicle works to overcome gravity and an increase in speed will cause fuel wastage.

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