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  • granicus007 granicus007 Aug 1, 2012 1:51 PM Flag

    maintenance opportunities

    Fleets Enjoy Fuel Efficiency Gains in New Trucks, But Express Concerns on Maintenance Costs
    New engine technologies and improved aerodynamics have yielded significant fuel efficiency gains for carriers running post-2010 heavy-duty trucks, but some fleet executives said they are encountering some new maintenance issues.

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    • I've been in trucking for the past 40 years, and the new engines DO NOT get better fuel mileage. We are doing much more towards maintenance so that we can extend the use of our older trucks. WE DO NOT LIKE BUYING THE NEW TRUCKS BECAUSE OF MAINTENANCE AND FUEL MILEAGE!

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