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Make Every Mile Count: 3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Diesel Fuel

by Nathaniel Pearson

If you're new to long-haul trucking, you need to make sure that you get every mile you can out of your diesel fuel. Poor fuel mileage increases your costs, which dramatically cuts into your bottom line. To improve your mileage, you need to take matters into your own hands. That means you need to find the best ways to improve your fuel mileage. Here are three simple steps you can take to get the most miles out of your diesel fuel.

Limit the Idling

You might have heard that you should let your big rig idle overnight. The theory is that big engines take longer to warm up, which means you'll use more fuel if you turn your truck off at night. Unfortunately, that's not exactly true. In fact, if you're allowing your big rig to idle at night, you might be wasting a lot more fuel than you thought. Research shows that a big rig burns between 1 and 1.3 gallons of gas each hour that it idles. If your truck is idling for 5 hours, you've wasted at least 5 gallons of fuel. Do that every night, and that wasted fuel could really start to add up. Not only that, but the same research shows that idling your truck for just one hour is the equivalent of driving seven miles. Save fuel, as well as wear and tear on your truck by limiting the amount of time you let it idle.

Avoid Stop and Go Traffic

You can't always prevent getting stuck in stop and go traffic, especially when you spend so much time of the road. However, to get more mileage out of your diesel fuel, you should avoid it as much as possible. If you see traffic slowing in your lane, try and navigate to the other lane so that you can maintain steady movement. If that's not possible, downshift so that you can continue coasting through the stop and go traffic.

Avoid the AC

If you're lucky enough to have working AC in your truck, try to avoid using it during the hottest part of the day. While that might be when you need it the most, it's also the time of day when you'll use the most fuel trying to keep it going.

If you're a long-haul trucker, you know that the lower you keep your fuel costs, the more money you have at the end of the week. Use the tips provided here to keep your fuel costs under control. To learn more, contact a company like United Oil.