Recently, I posted a blog titled “A Victorious End to Project 70/+10”. For those unfamiliar with the project, the objective of this endeavor was to attain double-digit fuel economy, while traveling at speeds up to 75 mph where safe, posted, legal, and when beneficial to my business.  

In the blog, I stated the goal had been met with a lifetime fuel mileage average for our new Cascadia, Celeste, of 10.004 mpg at 54,773 miles on the odometer. After digging through our records, we found an error that moved the lifetime fuel mileage of Celeste to 9.51 lifetime, and a 30-day average of 9.82. We were close to attaining double-digit fuel economy with a 30-day average of 9.82, and a 60-day average of 9.8.

I wanted to put this blog out to set the record straight. Currently, at 65,251 miles, the average fuel mileage for Celeste comes in at a lifetime of 9.68. At 90 days we are at 10.03, at 60 days we are at 10.23, and at 30 days we are at 10.47. Our best fill-up is at 11.74, and our worst fill-up is at 7.08. At this point, Project 70/+10 is still on hold, due to the current fuel price situation. On a side note, I have found it to be much less stressful cruising at speeds ranging between 63 and 67 mph, vs. 75 mph.  

Again, I apologize for the error. I wanted to set the record straight. Be safe and profitable. Until next time, follow Albert Transport Inc and Freightliner on Facebook and the Team Run Smart team at

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Henry Albert

Henry Albert is the owner of Albert Transport, Inc., based in Statesville, NC. Before participating in the "Slice of Life" program, Albert drove a 2001 Freightliner Century Class S/T™, and will use his Cascadia for general freight and a dry van trailer. Albert, who has been a trucker since 1983, was recognized by Overdrive as its 2007 Trucker of the Year.

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