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Transforming Life & Business: Recapping MassTLC’s Mobile Summit

Transforming Life & Business: Recapping MassTLC’s Mobile Summit By Peter Gorman, Principal, Black Rocket Consulting   Over the last 10-15 years, the ways in which we conduct our lives has changed significantly. From making purchases on our phones though Amazon and streaming the latest movies and shows on NetFlix or Hulu, to the ways we now leverage apps on our phones to find parking spaces and exercise with Fitbit, mobile technology has changed our lives and has made things more…

"Nickel Per Mile"

We often get asked, “Can I really save an additional .05 per mile in fuel?  I’ve already put truck skirts on the truck and other aerodynamic equipment on the truck…is there still more?”   The answer is yes.  Thirty percent of fuel economy is under direct control of the driver, no matter what type of equipment, limiters, etc. you have on-board.  The key is driver coaching in three areas outside of idling and progressive shifting which can bring fuel economy back…

New Year….New Ideas

Each New Year brings new goals, plans and expectations. Are you looking to squeeze out further fuel savings? Develop new programs to improve your driver retention rate? Reduce accidents? Of all of the factors that affect fuel economy, more than a third are attributable to driver skill. Consider new ideas and technology such as in-cab, real-time coaching to help drivers learn and utilize efficient techniques such as progressive acceleration AND deceleration as well as handling changes in elevation efficiently. Remember,…

Better Fuel Economy? Drivers Hold the Key.

In trucking, 70% of achieved fuel economy has nothing to do with the driver.  It is simply the specification and maintenance level of the truck, the location where it is operated, and the weight of the load.  It comes down to the raw chemistry and physics of converting fuel into kinetic energy thru a machine to perform work.  Reduce weight, reduce resistance, burn all fuel injected into the cylinder:  improve MPG.  The OEMs and suppliers are largely doing a great…

Retain Drivers

Both drivers and fleet managers have detailed performance data at their fingertips. The data drives win-win incentive plans and reward programs that helps improve driver retention.…

Reduce Accidents

PedalCoach engages and centers driver attention on the things that translate to superior safety performance. The obvious byproduct is fewer accidents and lower overall operating costs.…

Save Fuel

PedalCoach is a new gauge with visual and audio cues to provide real-time indicators that coach toward ideal fuel performance regardless of truck class or load.…