Maximizing Fuel Economy
Aftermarket products increase mpg in work trucks; SmartSession panel provides fuel-stretching options for business owners during the 2012 ProPickup Truck Expo
by Bruce W. Smith
Fuel cost is a big part of every construction, landscaping, and contracting businesses annual budget.
That’s why finding ways to reduce fuel costs, without affecting vehicle efficiency and productivity, is a goal every fleet manager and company owner is striving toward.
Alternative fuels and hybrid technology are obvious choices to that end. But they are not the only answers.
Professional contractors, city managers, and others attending the 2012 ProPickup Truck Expo, a trade-only show in Dallas, August 23-25, will have the opportunity to attend a special “SmartSession” focusing on maximizing fuel economy in work pickups.
ProPickup magazine’s editors have brought a trio of automotive and aftermarket accessories experts to explain what truck aftermarket upgrades improve mpg, the role alternative fuels play, and how to determine which products work well together to improve fuel economy.
“Pickups play a vital role in the world of heavy construction, professional landscaping, in municipalities, and many other businesses,” says ProPickupeditor, Bruce Smith.
“Our readers use pickups every day in their work and drive an average of 30,000 miles a year. They want to increase fuel economy to help lower operating costs. But they don’t want to sacrifice their pickups’ towing and load-carrying abilities. That’s where our SmartSession panelists can help.”
The “Maximizing Fuel Economy” panel includes Pat Muldoon, Vice President of Product Development Engineering at Venchurs Vehicle Systems (VVS).