The cost of fuel and overall fuel efficiency are significant factors that can drastically affect the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your fleet. Thomas Built buses, which have Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions systems, can provide from 7% to 27% better fuel economy than traditional Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology. Alternative fuel buses with compressed natural gas or propane autogas engines may be able to offer even greater fuel savings.
But what if you cannot afford a new bus at this time? Or, what if you have a newer bus but wish to reduce your fuel economy even more? The solution may be in your drivers’ driving habits. By monitoring and changing your drivers’ habits, you could start to see significant fuels savings, not to mention reduced emissions and even an improved safety record. To decrease your fuel consumption and overall TCO, here are a few driving habits to watch out for:
To learn more about how driving habits can affect your TCO, or to request driver training, contact your local dealer.