MUSCATINE, Iowa — Now that fuel has become the top operating expense for most fleets, Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS) is releasing its fourth comprehensive fuel economy guide for large trucks. “Tires and Truck Fuel Economy a New Perspective” looks at what BBTS has learned over a quarter-century of studying the relationship of tires to large truck fuel economy.
“Our customers have told us that trucking is a business of pennies. And the same is true for fuel economy,” said Singh Ahluwalia, president of sales and marketing for BBTS. “There’s no one single thing you can do to be a financial success in the trucking business, and there’s no one single thing you can do to maximize your fuel economy.
“The good news is, practically everyone can do a better job of getting the most out of a gallon of fuel. ‘Tires and Truck Fuel Economy’ provides fleet customers with practical recommendations that take into consideration the real-world factors that affect fuel economy.”
While the cost of fuel has certainly changed since the fuel economy guide first appeared in 1984, the questions fleets ask haven’t, BBTS officials say. In addition to focusing how tires fit into the overall fuel economy picture, “Tires and Truck Fuel Economy” addresses how speed affects fuel economy, how to select the best tire for a fleet operation, and how to balance the cost of tires over their lifetime with their affect on fuel economy.
This guide is a Special Edition of BBTS’ award-winning Real Answers magazine. Fleets who wish to receive a copy can ask their Bridgestone Bandag sales representative, call 888-694-0469 or visit BridgestoneTruckTires.com and click on the “Catalogs and Reference” button to fill out the “mail to me” e-mail form.
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