Fleet managers from around the nation applied fuel saving techniques to improve their mileage 33.6 percent to 40.5 percent during a "Fuel Economy Challenge" conducted by Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. The event, which was a combination seminar and hands-on driving experience, was staged on a former runway at the El Toro Marine Air Base in California. Isuzu has conducted Fuel Economy Challenges around the world for several years. This is the first time the event has been held in America. Areas covered in the seminar included vehicle running resistance, fuel-efficient driving techniques, exhaust brake usage, minimizing idle time, route scheduling and vehicle maintenance. After driving 2008 Isuzu trucks on a special course, the managers attended a training session and then drove the same course again, utilizing the techniques to reduce their fuel usage. The 36 fleet managers attending the event represented fleets from diverse industries: truck leasing, landscaping, electrical contracting, plumbing, healthcare and food distribution. For more information about Isuzu trucks and how to help your operation improve fuel economy, visit isuzucv.com or call (866) 441-9638.