PacLease publishes free guide to improving fuel economy

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With fuel prices historically high and representing as much as 25 percent of operational costs, fuel cost reduction is top-of-mind for every fleet manager.

“As fuel costs continue to rise, it is more important than ever to create a comprehensive strategy to increase fuel efficiency,” says Bob Southern, president of Bellevue, Wash.-based Paccar Leasing Co. (PacLease). “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.”

To help fleets find ways to reduce fuel costs, PacLease has announced the availability of an informational fuel economy guide.

“Our guide explains how to improve fuel economy, from proper vehicle specification to idle reduction technologies, to driver training and trip planning,” Southern says. “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 8-page guide provides a multitude of tips, plus quantifies how changing specs 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,” Southern says. “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, click here or call (800) 426-1420.