With fuel costs the second highest operating cost for fleets, First Fleet Corp. – a national provider of asset management, financial services and high tech support to trucking and transportation companies – has embarked on an 18-month fuel economy study that John Flynn, president and CEO hopes will. “define new strategies for achieving better fuel economy, whether it’s through new equipment specs, improved driving methods, reduced idling time, driver training or enhanced maintenance practices.”
At the outset, First Fleet is installing 200 telematic devices in a wide cross-section of Class 8 tractors used in grocery, manufacturing, fuel and retail distribution. Engines to be studied are pre-2002 and post-2002 emission standard as well as some new 2007 emission standard engines from Caterpillar.
As the study proceeds, First Fleet intends will issue details on findings as benchmarks are achieved. Find out more at www.firstfleet.com.