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," said Bob Southern, president of PACCAR Leasing Company (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, one of the fastest growing and most innovative full-service leasing companies in North America, 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," said Southern. "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 spec's 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," said Southern. "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, visit www.paclease.com/forms/fuelguide.asp
or call (800) 426-1420.
PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) is one of the fastest-growing commercial truck leasing companies in the transportation industry. PacLease has over 280 independent and company-owned full-service leasing locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. PacLease provides customized full-service lease, rental and contract maintenance programs designed to meet the specific needs of customers. A combination of reliable, custom-built trucks and complete service offerings allows customers to maximize the value of their transportation resources. For more information about PacLease, visit www.paclease.com
PACCAR Leasing is a part of the financial services group of PACCAR Inc, a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market, symbol PCAR, and its homepage can be found at www.paccar.com