Module 19: Fuel Economy

Module Objectives:

Learn techniques for maximizing fuel economy


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Review fuel efficiency policies

  • 10% idle

Shut truck off whenever not driving as much as possible, such as at shipper/receiver, truck stops, etc.

  • Shifting (RPM’s)

Do not over-rev engine. Keep RPM’s within 1300-1500

  • Tire Pressure (100 PSI)

Check pressure with a tire gauge DAILY. Using a gauge is the only way to know true pressure.


Have trainee repeat.






Demonstrate for the trainee how to shift properly, check tire pressure and set example of shutting truck off when not driving. SHOW





Evaluate trainee’s performance throughout

training period







Ask trainee how comfortable they feel in using all the prescribed methods to improve fuel economy