Daimler Says New Cascadia Tops 9 MPG in Road Trials OXON HILL, Md. — Daimler Trucks North America unveiled what will become its primary over-the-road heavy-duty tractor next year and said the new model — named the Cascadia Evolution — will be about 7% more fuel-efficient than its 2010 model.
As truckers continue updating their fleets with newer and more fuel efficient trucks, I suppose this means TA may be selling slightly less fuel? Over a period of several years, the cumulative impact of improving fuel mpg may weigh on total gallons sold? TA may be able to increase their margins though to offset any lower gallons sold?
That was one of his bigger points today that margins continue to get better and he didn't think they would go back down anytime soon.....I think he mentioned less competition as a reason, does that make sense
yes, the smaller operators just don't have enough scale to fight it out with national exposure. the drivers are attracted to the reward/point systems,volume fuel discounts,prime locations which makes easy and safe ingress and egress. The list can go on and on. And TA can continue ramping up with more and more locations without having to add more back office staff. It is razor this margins so it is a revenue game.And TA has the revenue!