According to the ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council, the most skilled drivers can produce as much as 35 percent better mpg than less-skilled truck operators. This makes driver education essential. Driver training programs that improve fuel economy by 5 percent could save over $1,200 in fuel costs per vehicle each year, according to the EPA.
In addition to driver training programs, truck telematics offer driver style management features to help identify events such as excessive idling, harsh acceleration, braking, speeding, use of cruise control and more. This technology can help improve performance, saving fleet owners and operators up to 10 percent in fuel costs as well as improve road safety.
MHC Truck Leasing utilizes Blue Tree telematics in all of its vehicles, including driving style management features that maximize the performance of each driver while reducing fuel and maintenance costs dramatically. Sophisticated, yet simple to use, color-based scoring makes the driver aware of areas where improvement is necessary and he or she can view coaching tips on how to improve their overall grade.