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  • 1. Demo course: The Fuel Miser© HOW DOES THIS COURSE WORK?Before you start…This course was designed to be used at your own pace. Somepeople read in a different way or at a different speed from others.For this reason, the program has been set up so that you click yourcomputer’s mouse in order to advance to each screen. The rest ofthe info on each screen will come up on its own.Click your mouse to:Go ahead to the next slide at a speed that is comfortable for you.Reveal questions and answers on the quizzes* (*does not apply - demo). Click now…
  • 2. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©If you like, you can also move through the course by using: ▪ your space bar ▪ the ‘page down’ and ‘page up’ keys ▪ the directional arrows on your computer’s keyboardinstead of clicking your mouse to move through the screens. Click now…
  • 3. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©If, as you work through the course, you would like to view theprevious screen, click on the Back button at the bottom of yourscreen. If you would like to advance to the next screen at any time,click on the Forward button at the bottom. Back button Forward button
  • 4. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Remember not to click to the next screen too quickly,since there may be elements on the screen you are on thatare yet to be revealed…You can always go back by using the button at the bottomof each screen, your “page up” button, or your leftdirectional arrow.
  • 5. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Our Glossary of Terms: This is just a demo course, and so has a very simple Glossary system. If you see a term on a screen that comes with the option for you to check its meaning in the Glossary, then by all means, try it! Simply click on the term you would like to learn. This will take you to the Glossary, where the meaning of that term is waiting. Read the meaning, and then when you are done, click back on that term in the Glossary to take you right back to where you were in the course. So easy! 1. Click on the term 2. Check it in the Glossary 3. Click on it in the Glossary; then 4. Back to where you were
  • 6. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Now you are ready – just click when you are ready to leaveeach screen and move onto the next!
  • 7. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©By proceeding from here, you accept that…This guide was designed to provide accurate and authoritative information related tothe operation of vehicles in fuel efficient ways. It is not intended to provide legal,accounting or other professional services. If legal advice or other expert assistance isrequired, a professional person should be consulted.Information contained herein has been obtained by Coastal Training Consultants Ltd.from sources believed to be reliable. However, Coastal Training Consultants Ltd. doesnot guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of any information containedherein and is not responsible for any results of the use of this information. CoastalTraining Consultants Ltd. shall not be held liable to any degree for any loss or injuryas a result of the use of this publication.No part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by anymeans or stored in a database or retrieval system without the prior written permissionof Coastal Training Consultants Ltd.  The Fuel Miser© (Copyright Coastal Training Consultants Ltd. 2009)
  • 8. Demo course: The Fuel Miser© The Fuel Miser© Fuel Efficiency for Truck DriversCoastal Training Consultants Ltd. All rights reserved
  • 9. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©How to Become a Fuel Miser Are you the operator of a heavy vehicle? Are you the operator of a heavy vehicle? Following are some ideas on how you can reduce your Following are some ideas on how you can reduce your fuel consumption and save some money. fuel consumption and save some money. In addition, you might just become a safer driver and you In addition, you might just become a safer driver and you might reduce wear on your vehicle parts, too. might reduce wear on your vehicle parts, too. And…think about the positive impact that you and all And…think about the positive impact that you and all professional drivers can have on our environment, simply professional drivers can have on our environment, simply by reducing some fuel usage! by reducing some fuel usage! What is a Fuel Miser?
  • 10. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Fuel Prices, February 20 2009… Per litre Gasoline Diesel Vancouver 98.1 87.8 Calgary 83.9 82.2 Winnipeg 86.7 84.9 Toronto 83.2 86.6 Halifax 86.6 90.0 National Avg. 87.7 86.3
  • 11. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©We are all aware of how much fuel prices are increasing.
  • 12. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Why are increasing fuel costs an issue?Why are increasing fuel costs an issue?1. Diesel is usually a trucking company’s1. Diesel is usually a trucking company’s second-highest expense. second-highest expense.2. If you are an owner-operator, it is your2. If you are an owner-operator, it is your highest cost! highest cost!3. Over the last few years, the cost of fuel3. Over the last few years, the cost of fuel has eaten into already-thin profit margins. has eaten into already-thin profit margins. The cost of fuel uses up budgets. The cost of fuel uses up budgets. What are profit margins?
  • 13. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©We do not know what will happen in future with fuel prices.We do not know what will happen in future with fuel prices.They are not likely to go back down to what they used to be.They are not likely to go back down to what they used to be.Most of us are discouraged by the thought that prices may goMost of us are discouraged by the thought that prices may goup even more in the near future!up even more in the near future! What can you do?
  • 14. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Following are some ideas and some techniques that you as Following are some ideas and some techniques that you asa driver can use to maximize yours and/or your employers’ a driver can use to maximize yours and/or your employers’fuel dollars… fuel dollars…
  • 15. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©INTRODUCTION:We are all aware of how much truck driving has changed overthe last few years: Trucks are more powerful than ever Trucks are moving more essential goods than ever Trucks are pulling more weight than ever What are essential goods?
  • 16. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Trucks’ designs have changed a great dealTrucks run on computer programsTrucks are being operated in ever-challenging drivingenvironments
  • 17. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©The basic concept of trucking, however, has not changed… Many of the things that we use as a society get to us by truck!
  • 18. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Truck drivers have always had the challenges of: Keeping their trucks running Getting their goods to their destinations in good shape and in a reasonable timeframe Making some money!
  • 19. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Some History…
  • 20. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©In the early days of trucks, the only way for In the early days of trucks, the only way forthe driver to get power was to put the fuel the driver to get power was to put the fuelpedal to the floor all of the time. pedal to the floor all of the time.
  • 21. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©In the 1930’s there arose a demand for drivers to carry large In the 1930’s there arose a demand for drivers to carry largeloads. Things got tough! loads. Things got tough!▪ The trucks’ braking systems were very basic.▪ The trucks’ braking systems were very basic.▪ Hills were difficult to climb and to brake on!▪ Hills were difficult to climb and to brake on!▪ Trailers arrived, trailers which relied on their trucks▪ Trailers arrived, trailers which relied on their trucks for power and for braking. for power and for braking. Saving fuel was not an issue – powering that load was!
  • 22. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©The 1930’s also saw the arrival of multi- The 1930’s also saw the arrival of multi-speed transmissions. In those days a multi- speed transmissions. In those days a multi-speed transmission was a system that was speed transmission was a system that wasmade up of more than one transmission! made up of more than one transmission!With this equipment, the driver had to With this equipment, the driver had toconcentrate on making his shifts, using 2 concentrate on making his shifts, using 2gear shift levers at one time. This was very gear shift levers at one time. This was verydemanding, physically and mentally. demanding, physically and mentally. As a result…the driver’s easiest way to drive was to keep the accelerator to the floor, so that he did not have to shift gears as frequently!
  • 23. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Now things are different!
  • 24. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Since those old days, things have had to Since those old days, things have had tochange! change! Truck designs have evolved Truck designs have evolved over time. Driver comfort is over time. Driver comfort is now a very important issue. now a very important issue. Drivers have had to learn Drivers have had to learn more about the actual more about the actual operation of their trucks. operation of their trucks. The environment has become The environment has become an issue. an issue. Fuel costs have become Fuel costs have become significant. significant.
  • 25. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Modern VehiclesModern VehiclesCompanies, organizations, and drivers are selecting their Companies, organizations, and drivers are selecting theirvehicles so that they are appropriate for specific operations. vehicles so that they are appropriate for specific operations.Vehicles are purchased for: Vehicles are purchased for: ▪ ▪ Size Size ▪ ▪ Speed Speed ▪ ▪ Gear ratio Gear ratio ▪ ▪ Power Power ▪ ▪ Comfort Comfort ▪ ▪ Aerodynamics Aerodynamics ▪ ▪ Visibility Visibility ▪ ▪ Economy Economy ▪ ▪ Handling characteristics Handling characteristics What is the gear ratio?
  • 26. Demo course: The Fuel Miser© You should always have the You should always have the right vehicle for your task. right vehicle for your task.  Do you use the vehicle in  Do you use the vehicle in city environments? city environments?  Are you on the highway  Are you on the highway most of the time? most of the time?You do not need a large, high-  What is your region like?  What is your region like?powered truck for in-city use, but Cold? Hilly? Hot? Cold? Hilly? Hot?you may require a more powerfultruck if you are highway hauling.
  • 27. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©What specifically do you need to do to help save money?
  • 28. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©1. DRIVE AN AERODYNAMIC VEHICLE. A vehicle is aerodynamic when it is A vehicle is aerodynamic when it is ▪▪ Lighter and ‘sleeker’ in design Lighter and ‘sleeker’ in design ▪▪ Able to reduce rolling resistance* Able to reduce rolling resistance* ▪▪ Able to reduce wind resistance Able to reduce wind resistance *Rolling resistance: the vehicle has to push the tires along the pavement – this burns more fuel.
  • 29. Demo course: The Fuel Miser© AerodynamicNot Aerodynamic An aerodynamic vehicle will save fuel. It moves through the air more easily, so does not burn as much diesel!
  • 30. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©There are features which make a vehicle more aerodynamic:There are features which make a vehicle more aerodynamic:▪ a conventional style ▪ a conventional style ▪ wind deflectors ▪ wind deflectors▪ a short grill ▪ a short grill ▪ ventilated disc wheels ▪ ventilated disc wheels▪ closed-in fuel tanks ▪ closed-in fuel tanks ▪ flow-through ▪ flow-throughventilation ventilation▪ low profile radial tires ▪ low profile radial tires ▪ fibreglass construction ▪ fibreglass construction▪ an aluminum frame ▪ an aluminum frame ▪ 2-piece tapered ▪ 2-piece taperedwindows windows If you are not in the market for a new or new-to-you vehicle, consider making some modifications to your existing truck to make it more aerodynamic. What is a conventional style?
  • 31. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Think about things you might be able to do to make yourexisting vehicle more aerodynamic: Why not add a fairing like this one? What is a Fairing?
  • 32. Demo course: The Fuel Miser© Reducing aerodynamic drag or resistance by 10% can increase your miles per gallon by 5%!*In BC, many devices arenow exempt from PSTif purchased to increasethe aerodynamics of acommercial vehicle over500 kg. What is aerodynamic drag?
  • 33. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©2. COMPLETE A PRE-TRIP INSPECTION.Safety and efficiency start with your pre-trip inspection, so Safety and efficiency start with your pre-trip inspection, soyour vehicle must be safe before you go out on the road. your vehicle must be safe before you go out on the road.Many things that you may find wrong during your pre-trip canMany things that you may find wrong during your pre-trip canbe the cause of you using up extra fuel:be the cause of you using up extra fuel:  Low tire pressure  Low tire pressure  Worn belts  Worn belts  Leaking hoses  Leaking hoses  Loose Loads (flaps, tarps)  Loose Loads (flaps, tarps)  Air system leaks  Air system leaks  Unadjusted brakes  Unadjusted brakes
  • 34. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©During your pre-trip inspection, be sure that:During your pre-trip inspection, be sure that:  Your engine is not overfilled – this can blow seals.  Your engine is not overfilled – this can blow seals.  Your engine is not underfilled – this can make  Your engine is not underfilled – this can make your engine run harder and hotter, using more fuel. your engine run harder and hotter, using more fuel.  You clean up all spills to prevent engine heating and  You clean up all spills to prevent engine heating and burning oil. burning oil. What is meant by blow seals?
  • 35. Demo course: The Fuel Miser© You frequently check your tires carefully – air is You frequently check your tires carefully – air is free! (Do this when the tires are cold) free! (Do this when the tires are cold) You have read your owner’s manual and you You have read your owner’s manual and you know your vehicle well. know your vehicle well.
  • 36. Demo course:(Pre-Trip Inspection, cont.) The Fuel Miser© *Tires: *Tires: Tires affect fuel consumption! Tires affect fuel consumption! Use only properly-inflated, unworn tires, because: Use only properly-inflated, unworn tires, because:  1% of fuel is lost for each 10 psi of under-inflation  1% of fuel is lost for each 10 psi of under-inflation per tire; and per tire; and  Poor tread wastes 15% of fuel for each 10 psi.  Poor tread wastes 15% of fuel for each 10 psi. What is under-inflation? Poor Tread?
  • 37. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Check and adjust your vehicle components and they will last longer. Any vehicle that is running at its best will burn less fuel!
  • 38. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©3. USE PROPER STARTING TECHNIQUES. If you start your vehicle correctly, you will use less fuel. If you start your vehicle correctly, you will use less fuel. Here are the ‘rules’ for starting out: Here are the ‘rules’ for starting out:  Always start with no throttle – the starting Always start with no throttle – the starting amount of fuel is pre-measured; amount of fuel is pre-measured;  Do not pump the throttle when starting. Do not pump the throttle when starting. This does nothing. This does nothing.  Cut down your cranking time. Cut down your cranking time. What is throttle? cranking time?
  • 39. Demo course: The Fuel Miser© Allow the starter to cool and the battery to heat Allow the starter to cool and the battery to heat up – the chemical reactions give the battery up – the chemical reactions give the battery more power. more power. Do not rev the engine – this wears it out and Do not rev the engine – this wears it out and wastes fuel. wastes fuel. What doe rev mean?
  • 40. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Starting a Cold Engine:  Idle your cold engine for only 3-5 minutes on Idle your cold engine for only 3-5 minutes on average. In really cold weather you can increase this average. In really cold weather you can increase this to 10 minutes. to 10 minutes.  Start your engine in a gear that allows you to not use Start your engine in a gear that allows you to not use the throttle. the throttle.  Start out slowly to warm the rear end and the Start out slowly to warm the rear end and the transmission. transmission.  Start out easy! This will warm your tires and your Start out easy! This will warm your tires and your transmission, too. You burn more fuel pushing cold transmission, too. You burn more fuel pushing cold tires along the road. tires along the road. And… And…
  • 41. Demo course: The Fuel Miser© Warm up the engine under load. Warm up the engine under load. Use the proper throttle control Use the proper throttle control and do not go for a high speed and do not go for a high speed early on.* early on.* *Cold engine oil is very sluggish. If you push down the throttle, you will pass unburned fuel in the form of smoke.
  • 42. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©4. USE PROPER OPERATING TECHNIQUES.Always run your engine in the highest possible gear in order toAlways run your engine in the highest possible gear in order tokeep it in its operating range. This cuts strokes and saves fuel.keep it in its operating range. This cuts strokes and saves fuel.Avoid ‘lugging’ or running the engine beyond its rated Avoid ‘lugging’ or running the engine beyond its ratedcapacity. capacity.Reduce your rpm. This saves money. You do not have to travel Reduce your rpm. This saves money. You do not have to travelmore slowly to achieve this: just shift the transmission sooner more slowly to achieve this: just shift the transmission soonerand allow the engine torque to build up vehicle speed by and allow the engine torque to build up vehicle speed byshifting in a progressive manner. This is called ‘progressive shifting in a progressive manner. This is called ‘progressiveshifting’. shifting’. What is lugging?
  • 43. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Progressive shifting means using only the power that you need to get rolling, then going to the next workable gear.
  • 44. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Be aware of torque, the force that moves you down the road. What is torque?
  • 45. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Use ‘peak torque’, which is when the engine produces theUse ‘peak torque’, which is when the engine produces themaximum turning power.maximum turning power.This is usually between 1000 and 1300 RPM on big enginesThis is usually between 1000 and 1300 RPM on big enginesand slightly lower on medium-sized engines.and slightly lower on medium-sized engines.Do not run your engine below this point for any length of Do not run your engine below this point for any length oftime, since you will burn too much fuel. time, since you will burn too much fuel. What is peak torque?
  • 46. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Use ‘torque rise’.Use ‘torque rise’.This is when your engine speed will increase – so right at This is when your engine speed will increase – so right atthe point where your engine begins to speed up, shift to the the point where your engine begins to speed up, shift to thenext gear and apply only enough throttle to get the truck next gear and apply only enough throttle to get the truckmoving and the engine speed up. moving and the engine speed up. What is torque rise?
  • 47. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©New engines are designed to burn up all ofthe fuel in the fuel system before the RPMcan drop, to prevent raw fuel from beingreleased by the exhaust system.If you use peak torque, only the fuel thatyou need will be in the system for burning.The engine speed RPM will drop morequickly, allowing for a faster shift if needed. What is raw fuel?
  • 48. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Remember:Remember: Progressive shifting results in you Progressive shifting results in you  burning less fuel  burning less fuel  getting up to speed faster  getting up to speed faster  Not having the engine wind up  Not having the engine wind up in your ear forevery gear. in your ear forevery gear. Use progressive shifting even when using an older engine.
  • 49. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Here’s another thought:Here’s another thought: Try to reduce the use of your air conditioning Try to reduce the use of your air conditioning system. system. Use the flow-through ventilation on your Use the flow-through ventilation on your windows instead. This will save you money in fuel. windows instead. This will save you money in fuel. What is flow-through ventilation?
  • 50. Demo course: The Fuel Miser© 5. Drive properly in traffic.The ‘style’ that you use to operate in traffic can affect your fuel The ‘style’ that you use to operate in traffic can affect your fuelconsumption. Here are some pointers: consumption. Here are some pointers: Avoid being on and off of the throttle and brakes. Avoid being on and off of the throttle and brakes. Maintain appropriate following distances. Maintain appropriate following distances. Look far enough ahead to see changes coming. Look far enough ahead to see changes coming. Anticipate light changes. Anticipate light changes. Avoid repeated lane changes. Avoid repeated lane changes.
  • 51. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©(Traffic, cont.) Maintain an even speed control. Maintain an even speed control. Control your response to events around you. Control your response to events around you. Remember your blind spots. Checking them before moving Remember your blind spots. Checking them before moving will allow you to use the brake and throttle less frequently. will allow you to use the brake and throttle less frequently. Do not operate when you are tired. You will not be as Do not operate when you are tired. You will not be as effective. effective. Review Blind Spots
  • 52. Demo course: The Fuel Miser© 7. Avoid unnecessary idling.When you are stopped for any length of time, shut off the engine.When you are stopped for any length of time, shut off the engine.This will:This will:  save fuel  save fuel  reduce maintenance  reduce maintenance  extend engine life  extend engine life  reduce pollution.  reduce pollution. You must always cool down your turbo-charged engine; however, more than 3-5 minutes is too long and just wastes fuel.
  • 53. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Do Not Idle! Idling your engine wastes up to 1 gallon of fuel/ hour. Idling your engine wastes up to 1 gallon of fuel/ hour. In terms of engine wear and tear, idling your engine for In terms of engine wear and tear, idling your engine for 1 hour equals 3-5 hours on the road at cruising speeds. 1 hour equals 3-5 hours on the road at cruising speeds. If you are in a cold climate, you can purchase cab and engine heaters. These do the job and are cheaper than burning up your diesel or gasoline. In B.C., effective February 2009, auxiliary power units and cab and engine heaters are PST-exempt. This reduces the need for anyone to idle a truck engine! What are cruising speeds?
  • 54. Demo course: The Fuel Miser© 8. Watch Your Speed.Be aware of your speed.Be aware of your speed.An engine may have to develop another 100 horsepower to An engine may have to develop another 100 horsepower tomake your truck go only 10 kilometers faster! This burns make your truck go only 10 kilometers faster! This burnsfuel and wears out your truck. fuel and wears out your truck.
  • 55. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©To conserve fuel, drive at a consistent speed: Anticipate hazards Anticipate hazards Avoid tailgating – avoid the practice of Avoid tailgating – avoid the practice of constantly being on the throttle and the brakes. constantly being on the throttle and the brakes. Do not over-use your retarder, as you will then Do not over-use your retarder, as you will then have to use your throttle again to build up have to use your throttle again to build up speed. This burns up fuel. speed. This burns up fuel. What is a retarder?
  • 56. Demo course: The Fuel Miser© Things have changed! The old speed formula:62 MPH formula 350 3:70 = 1 axle 80,000 pounds10.5 gallons per hour The new speed formula: 55 MPH formula 350 3:70 = 1 axle 80,000 pounds 8 gallons per hour
  • 57. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Using the new speed formula will result in your truckUsing the new speed formula will result in your truckburning less fuel and your engine working less hard.burning less fuel and your engine working less hard.And…the speed will still be at the legal limit.And…the speed will still be at the legal limit.Lowering your speed from 62 to 55 mph will save 2.5 miles Lowering your speed from 62 to 55 mph will save 2.5 milesper gallon. This saving will really add up, especially if your per gallon. This saving will really add up, especially if yourcompany has a full fleet! company has a full fleet!
  • 58. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©9. Another Issue: HORSEPOWER and FUEL COSTS:Horsepower is actually a unit of measurement:Horsepower is actually a unit of measurement: 33,000 pounds = 1 foot in 1 minute 33,000 pounds = 1 foot in 1 minuteMany drivers look at the amount of horsepower availableMany drivers look at the amount of horsepower availablewhen they are determining desirability of a vehicle.when they are determining desirability of a vehicle.But this is not always a good thing!But this is not always a good thing!
  • 59. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Think of it this way:Think of it this way:Horsepower determines how fast you might be able to travelHorsepower determines how fast you might be able to travelup a hill.up a hill.However, it is torque that actually pushes you up that hill.However, it is torque that actually pushes you up that hill.So…how much horsepower do you really need?So…how much horsepower do you really need?
  • 60. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Torque is what really does the work for you. Torque is the Torque is what really does the work for you. Torque is thetwisting action of the drive shaft. It is the work that the engine twisting action of the drive shaft. It is the work that the engineproduces. produces. Torque = Force X DistanceTorque actually decreases with a speed increase of the engine.Torque actually decreases with a speed increase of the engine.Horsepower may increase, but torque goes down!Horsepower may increase, but torque goes down!The problem is that when torque goes down and horsepowerThe problem is that when torque goes down and horsepowergoes up, so does your fuel consumption!goes up, so does your fuel consumption! What is an engine’s work?
  • 61. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©What we can learn from this is that horsepower by itself is notWhat we can learn from this is that horsepower by itself is notas important as torque.as important as torque.Horsepower burns more fuel and sometimes that horsepower Horsepower burns more fuel and sometimes that horsepoweris not necessary. is not necessary. You may want more horsepower if you are running with heavy loads on a flat highway, but again, you should determine this need before purchasing or modifying a vehicle.
  • 62. Demo course: The Fuel Miser© 10. Finally…STRESS REDUCTIONIf you are driving like a true Fuel Miser, your stress may be If you are driving like a true Fuel Miser, your stress may bereduced! This is because you are: reduced! This is because you are:  Not speeding to your destination Not speeding to your destination  Not jumping on and off your brakes and throttle Not jumping on and off your brakes and throttle  Driving the appropriate vehicle for your purposes Driving the appropriate vehicle for your purposes  Driving a vehicle that you have checked over first Driving a vehicle that you have checked over first  Spending less on fuel and on vehicle parts Spending less on fuel and on vehicle parts
  • 63. Demo course: The Fuel Miser© Remember this: Remember this:Driving like a “Fuel Miser’ will help you inDriving like a “Fuel Miser’ will help you in many ways. You will: many ways. You will:
  • 64. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Save FuelSave FuelSave Money on fuelSave Money on fuelSave Money on vehicle componentsSave Money on vehicle components
  • 65. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Be a safer driverBe a safer driver
  • 66. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©Be a less stressed-out driver!Be a less stressed-out driver!
  • 67. Demo course: The Fuel Miser©TO CONCLUDE…
  • 68. Demo course: The Fuel Miser© In order to be a true Fuel Miser…: Purchase the appropriate vehicle for your job. Keep aerodynamics in mind. Make them work for you. Always do your pre-trip inspections. Use correct starting techniques.
  • 69. Demo course: The Fuel Miser© Drive properly in traffic. Avoid unnecessary idling. Be aware of how speed affects your fuel consumption. Be aware of how horsepower affects fuel consumption.
  • 70. Demo course: The Fuel Miser© The Fuel Miser©Coastal Training Consultants Ltd. (All rights reserved) Glossary next…
  • 71. Demo course: Click on the term to take you back. The Fuel Miser©Aerodynamic Drag Any feature of a vehicle that causes wind flow to be blockedBlind Spot Any area on or around the vehicle that cannot be seen through turning the head or using the mirrorsBlown Seals The wear-out of engine oil sealsConventional Style The engine is out in frontCranking Time The time engine is turning over using the starting motorCruising Speeds Speeds of engine operation between peak torque and peak horsepowerEssential Goods Necessary household, business, or industrial itemsFairing A vehicle add-on used to deflect windFlow-through Ventilation Vents in the cab or windows that allow in airFuel Miser A driver who makes saving fuel a priorityGear Ratio Difference in # of teeth between various-sized gearsHorsepower The ability to move 30,000 lbs. 1 vertical foot in 1 minuteIdling Running an engine when it is not producing any “work”
  • 72. Demo course: Click on the term to take you back. The Fuel Miser©Lugging Running an engine at a speed where it cannot acceleratePeak Torque The maximum twisting power an engine can producePoor Tread Tire tread is low; tires are worn outProfit Margins Money made above and beyond the fleet operating costProgressive Shifting Shifting the transmission by using only enough RPM to get to the next gearRaw fuel Fuel that is unburnedRetarder A device that slows down the engineRev the applying of the throttle when no work is being produced.Throttle Pedal that controls the fuel to the engineTorque The ability to produce maximum rotation of engineTorque Rise When accelerating, the torque in the engine rises very quicklyUnder-Inflated Tires Tires that have less air inside – results in more fuel used End course nowWork The motion orcourse now End power produced by an engine

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