What Will Reduce 10 Wheeler Truck Fuel Consumption？
We all know that using the correct truck driving method will save fuel and enable the truck to perform optimally in all aspects. If the driver has good driving habits, it can effectively avoid vehicle accidents, thus extending the endurance of the truck. At the same time, trucks can also improve the effective utilization of fuel in the best state, which means that less fuel consumption can bring greater operational benefits. Next, let’s introduce the six fuel saving secrets when driving a 10 wheeler truck, so that you can earn more!
What Will Weduce Fuel Consumption？
Tip 1: Keep the correct tire pressure of 10 wheel truck
There are many factors that should be paid attention to when using tires correctly, such as how to maintain tire pressure, how to identify and prevent fake tires, what should be paid attention to during maintenance and inspection, and cross transposition skills.
Tire pressure is one of the most important factors. When the tire pressure is lower than the specified standard pressure, the tire resistance will increase, resulting in increased fuel consumption. Also pay attention to the tire grade and load index, which will directly affect the actual load of our trucks and the durability of our tires.
Tip 2: Start and accelerate smoothly while driving
10 Wheeler truck consumes a lot of fuel when starting and accelerating. If the accelerator is too large when starting, the instantaneous fuel consumption will surge, which will affect the transmission system and cause premature failure of the clutch. Therefore, when starting, avoid stepping on the accelerator and suddenly lifting the clutch. The clutch should be lifted slightly and accelerated smoothly. This is also the most conducive to saving fuel.
Tip 3: Shift gears correctly and in time
This skill requires the driver to have a high level of proficiency in driving the 10 wheeler truck.
This means that the driver must skillfully shift the 10 wheeler truck according to the changes in road conditions and environment, so that the truck can be driven efficiently.
Tip 4: Always maintain economic speed
The economic speed of how 10 wheel dump truck is generally 40-60km/h. It is better to maintain a speed of 80-100 on the expressway. It is suggested that the driver should keep the economic speed and drive at a constant speed on the premise of safety to save fuel and improve fuel economy.
Tip 5: Avoid unnecessary braking and parking
Frequent braking will increase fuel consumption. The best way to avoid frequent braking is to keep an appropriate following distance while driving. When encountering a red light, slow down, engage in gear, avoid braking, and it is better not to stop. According to statistics, a 40 ton tractor needs to consume about 0.5L of fuel per hour to reach 60km/h from 0km/acceleration. This is also one of the important reasons why many truck drivers are unwilling to slow down and stop.
Tip 6: Reduce the wind resistance when driving 10 wheeler trucks
Wind resistance is a factor that can not be ignored to affect fuel consumption. Opening the window of a truck at high speed will significantly increase the wind resistance of the truck, resulting in increased fuel consumption. Please close the window when the vehicle speed is higher than 80km/h.
In addition, reasonable loading is very important. Avoid loading too high and too wide, which will increase the wind resistance of the truck, resulting in higher fuel consumption. The wind resistance can also be reduced by appropriately reducing the speed in case of headwind. The purpose of reducing wind resistance can be better achieved by installing a deflector on the roof.