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It's a Team's Life How does fuel mileage help sleeping?

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    When driving for fuel mileage we drive steadier, have softer stops and starts, take of smoother and at a steady pace.

    More than you might think. First, the cost of fuel is something we can control and the better our fuel mileage the more money we keep in our pocket. Second, in a team operation when striving for good fuel mileage the truck is driven smoother.

    Each time we stop or we use our engine brake we use fuel. When leaving from a dead stop extra fuel is used to get up to speed and if we stop at the bottom of a hill or have to climb to get up to speed we use more fuel. When leaving from a complete stop or after slowing down the easier we are on the throttle the less fuel we use. Hence our sleeping partner is not rolling back and forth in the bed as we change gears or the throttle is mashed to the floor.

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