Fuel is the owner-operator’s number one variable expense and that is not going to change any time soon. However, during these times of high fuel costs it is possible to increase your cash flow by reducing your fuel expense.

Watch "Driving for Fuel Efficiency" to learn tips and techniques on reducing your fuel expenses. Chris Harrington, business consultant at ATBS, presented this informational webinar along with Henry Albert, Team Run Smart Pro, who is currently averaging over 10 MPG with his Freightliner Cascadia Evolution.

Webinar Agenda:
- Why Fuel Efficiency is Important - 45-50% of an owner-operator's revenue is spent on fuel.
- Idling the Engine - idling consumes approximately 1 gallon of fuel per hour.
- Sweet Spot RPM - finding the sweet spot where your engine runs.
- Progressive Shifting - how it can vary depending on the terrain and your loads.
- Throttle Pedal - the biggest impact on fuel economy.
- Resources
- Questions

Click the video below to watch the webinar! 

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Thanks for the feedback Diego. It's good to know drivers are benefiting from this webinar.

October 08, 2014 13:55:13 PM

this webinar is awesome, lots of info some people don´t get to know. This is usefull for real.

October 08, 2014 11:59:22 AM

great article! will be working on shifting at bit lower rpms because of this

June 23, 2014 11:49:57 AM

Glad I have a APU now

May 15, 2014 10:51:30 AM


March 31, 2014 17:21:36 PM

Thanks for the informative video...

March 01, 2014 12:22:35 PM

Thank you all for the comments. I highly enjoyed putting this together and sharing it.

January 03, 2014 15:18:30 PM

Looking forward to the day with double digit mpg will be the norm instead of the exception. Thanks for the info.

December 01, 2013 0:27:31 AM

very informative.thank you for the video

November 10, 2013 7:38:29 AM

Very nice, thank you for posting the video as I couldn't make the actual webinar.

November 07, 2013 13:36:50 PM


November 01, 2013 20:08:02 PM

Thanks Chris, we'll be sure and "tune" in !

October 20, 2013 11:32:59 AM

When I talk with owner operators and they see us averaging over 8 mpg and we talk.
The average owner operator runs about 120,000 miles per year. An 8 mpg truck will purchase 15,000 gallons of fuel. A 6 mpg truck will purchase 20,000 gallons a year. That is about a $20,000 difference-look forward to the Webinar

October 17, 2013 14:02:53 PM


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About Chris Harrington

I have been in the trucking Industry for more than two decades. I have experience as a truck driver and in addition, have also been employed as a Freight Broker and have experience managing a fleet of trucks. I have been with ATBS since September 2001 and was one of the first employees of the company, watching it grow from just a few clients to the thousands we assist today. In my free time, I enjoy motorcycle riding, skiing and spending time with friends and family.

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