To be able to improve any aspect of a business you first have to be able to measure and analyze the data to ensure you are moving in the right direction. For the last six months I have been using a device called Pedal Coach from Linkedrive to analyze data daily to improve my fuel efficiancy.
Below I am displaying the data that can be analyzed from any given day. The day I have chosen to display for your viewing included a trip through the West Virginia mountains with a GVCW of approximately 73,000 lbs. This particular trip also included a detour off of I-77 onto the more primitive US Route 52. Let’s go through this day step by step.
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This is simply backing into the dock at the start of the day to deliver in Charlotte, NC
During this segment I drove New Blue with an empty trailer to Cleveland, NC to pickup my shipment. There was some construction traffic encountered on I-77 along the way.
These two graphs include a yard move at my pickup point and a stop to procure a cup of coffee before embarking on my trip up I-77
On this section of the trip I drove up I-77 over Fancy Gap, encountered the detour onto US 52 with a stopping point at the last West Virginia Turnpike service area for my mandatory break.
Finished my trip through West Virginia and stopped to stretch my legs, restroom break, and a fresh cup of coffee.
This section was US 33, I-270, and US 23 where I stopped to restock my refrigerator and pantry with groceries for the week.
This is the last section of my day. Traffic was fairly light. I planned on stopping at an area sooner, however I saw that I had enough time to make it to my plan B stopping point with two minutes to spare on my allowable HOS Duty time.
I felt as though I extracted the most out of the day for this type of run. The performance of the Detroit Integrated Power Train in my Cascadia Aero X performed admirably for the terrain encoumterd on this given day.