Video log: 10 mpg owner-operator shows how it’s done

By CCJ Staff on

CCJ Equipment Editor Jack Roberts, along with CCJ sister site Truck Parts & Service Online Editor Jason Cannon, hit the road this week with Freightliner’s Team Run Smart in owner-operator Henry Albert’s Freightliner Cascadia Evolution.

The crew left Tuscaloosa, Ala., Monday heading to Dallas for the Great American Trucking Show with the goal of averaging 10 mpg or more on the journey. See a video log below of the trip, in which the group discusses their fuel economy along the way, along with helpful tips from Albert on lowering fuel economy and keeping track of it.

Search the hashtag #RoadToGATS on Twitter to see how they fared along the way.











4 comments
jethrobodine
jethrobodine

he left out a lot.  how much weight, flat or hilly terrain, what actual components were added to the truck/trailer, what the engine and transmission was and what they were spec'ed at.....incomplete information.

Hooty
Hooty

I noticed he did not say what type of engine nor the horsepower it was set at.  He also seems to be able to most of his running on the interstate with little "in town" running and this is a big savings alone.  I got 6.1 on my 87 Freightliner with a cummins 400 BCIII  grosing just under 80,000 between Atlanta and Memphis at 70 MPG with nothing but a roof air foil.  I think If I put all this "stuff" on the truck and trailer I could hit at least 9 or better.  Too much expense.

Guest
Guest

Could you please share your the average weight of your shipments to attain your mpg? Thx.

klkpro
klkpro

What is the cruising speed?

 

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