Fuel efficiency on a road tractor is broken down into thirds as long as the vehicle is traveling less than 55 mph. A third of the efficiencies is attributed to the drivetrain, a third is attributed to the tires, and the remaining third is attributed to aerodynamics. Once a vehicle's speed is over 55 mph, the aerodynamics plays a larger role in the amount of fuel economy savings. Maintaining a steady speed of less than 55 mph will translate to fewer stops at the pump.
While fuel prices aren't projected to drop anytime soon, if ever, changing purchasing habits, implementing new policies and searching for new opportunities can help minimize the impact of today's high fuel prices on your business .