While transporting heavy cargo by road will likely involve trucks powered by large diesel engines for the foreseeable future, there are steps that fleet operators can take to curb their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reduce the size of their carbon footprints.
Though poor mileage is often the result of aggressive driving, mechanical issues can also cause engines to burn fuel. There are a number of ways to reduce fuel bills. Many of these steps require only a small investment and can provide immediate results, including:
- Scheduling regular preventative maintenance
- Reducing wind resistance and drag
- Improving aerodynamics by retrofitting older trucks
Monitoring fuel consumption and analyzing GHG emissions may provide data that can be used to achieve measurable and lasting reductions, curb pollution and protect the environment.
Talk to your local MHC dealer today to learn more about optimizing your fleet!