Make Money Trucking: How to Increase Fuel Efficiency & Profit

Truckers Increase fuel efficiency and owner-operator profit

As an owner-operator, you know that every penny counts.

Without a big company to back you up, every dollar you spend on maintenance and fuel comes right out of your pocket. It can be hard to make money in trucking.

You are basically running a small business where small problems can add up quickly and eat into already tight owner-operator income margins.

For instance, according to the 2018 Annual Fleet Fuel Study, truckers achieved a national average of just 5.61 MPG.

Beating this statistic and getting your MPG up by even a small margin can save you thousands of dollars over the course of a year.

If you aren’t turning a profit, your business can’t last. Let TruckLogics help you make money in trucking with these tips.

Make Money In Trucking

Shift Smarter To Increase Fuel Efficiency

You know how to drive and handle your truck better than anyone. But the better you can become at things like shifting gears, the more fuel-efficient you will be and the more owner-operator income you can earn.
Check out this quick, down-and-dirty guide to shifting an 18 gear truck from the veteran semi-truck experts over at Smart Trucking.

Schedule Truck Service Intervals

Obviously, your truck needs regular, scheduled maintenance according to its service interval to ensure that it keeps running — and making money — for years to come.

Semi being repaired with truck service intervalsBut it can be difficult to keep track of what has — and has not — been serviced on your truck, especially if you’re always on the road.

With TruckLogics, you can easily store information about each of your vehicles in a digital garage.

Each vehicle can be assigned truck service intervals based on mileage or time.

If you select mileage, TruckLogics can track automatically track mileage for each vehicle as it is dispatched.

TruckLogics will even send you reminders when your trucks are reaching their service intervals. All this can help you stay ahead of the curve and increase your owner-operator income.

Find the Best Route with ProMiles

As you know, when it comes to driving a truck, it’s not just a matter of getting from Point A to Point B. You can’t just jump in your truck and head out. You need to consider road width, turning radius, bridge clearance, fuel efficiency, and so much more.
Fortunately for you, there are many tools at your disposal to help you get to your destination more efficiently. 
Take ProMiles, for example. Their time-saving truck routing software has been designed specifically for the trucking industry. It helps you save miles — and money — by giving you the shortest and best truck routes.

Have you heard that TruckLogics now offers integration with ProMiles? That’s right! In addition to our maintenance scheduling and dispatch features, you can also create routes and track mileage with ProMiles. But don’t just take our word for it.

Sign up for a 15-day free trial with TruckLogics and see just how much money you can make trucking! There’s no obligation and no strings attached.

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