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One of the simplest things that you can do to save fuel in Truck Driving is to maintain correct tire pressure. As tires deflate, more of the tire surface comes into contact with the road. This creates extra friction which requires that you to spend more fuel to achieve the same speeds. Anyone that has been in the truck driving industry for any amount of time is aware of this fact. Less people are aware that the time of day that you measure your tire pressure makes a difference.
Heat will affect the tire pressure of the truck that you are driving. As you drive, your tires heat up, so it makes sense that you check your tire pressures at the start of the day. The recommended pressure ratings for the truck that you drive will be based on cold tire temperatures. Take the reading when your tires are at their coldest and you will be able to ensure that you have accurate pressures.
For most car drivers, these savings do not amount to a whole lot, but with truck driving you are traveling over long distances and putting a lot more miles on the clock. The fuel savings can make a big difference to your profitability. It takes a few minutes to check your tire pressures and is well worth the effort.
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