Sammons Trucking is a premier 49-state / Canada, open-deck/truckload carrier. With its 300+ power units, Sammons is equipped to handle all of your open-deck transportation needs. If your legal or over-dimension freight can be loaded onto a flatbed, step-deck or heavy-haul trailer, Sammons will haul and deliver it safely and on time to the port, job site or other destination of your choice. Sammons is your first and best choice for quality freight transportation service.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Improve Your Miles Per Gallon; Put More $$ in Your Pocket
Fuel prices are raging! All of our operators feel the pain of increased fuel costs in their businesses. We are pleased
we have a fuel surcharge mechanism that helps ease that pain. But we also know the surcharge will never quite
cover your increased fuel costs.
Our best operators do what is necessary to get the most out of a gallon of fuel. Did you know that an increase in average
mpg from 5.5 to 5.6 – just 1/10
th mile per gallon – would put an additional $1,500 in your pocket at the end of
the year? Increasing ½ mile per gallon - from 5.5 to 6.0 – would give you an additional
$7,200 over a year – that’s
$600.00 a month
If it’s not already happening, starting now you need to . . .
SLOW DOWN! Keep it under 62 mph
Maintain proper tire pressure; check daily
Reduce idling; consider an APU for a/c and heat while shut down
No rapid starts and stops
Imagine what you would do with an extra $7,200 this year.