Iowa Fleet is Fuel Savings Champion - Tire Review Magazine

Iowa Fleet is Fuel Savings Champion

Lillibridge Transportation, a dry goods long and regional haul fleet from Urbana, Iowa, earned the Continental Tire North America Fuel Savings Champion award.

The fleet reached a 7.01 miles per gallon average, or only 14.28 gallons of fuel per 100 miles, on its participating truck with Continental tires. For the effort, the fleet receives a trip for four staff members to attend the ContiSpeed event, a racing experience to be held at Lowe’s Motor Speedway with opportunities to participate in autocross, karting and stock car driving.

The other regional winners of the competition were: Houff Transfer of Weyers Cave, Va.; Southern Cal Transport of Birmingham, Ala.; BJ Trucking of Phoenix; Scotlynn Commodities of Vittorio, Ont.; and Transportes Unidas Mexicanos of Mexico. The regional winners achieved fuel efficiency levels of up to 6.74 MPG during the competition, CTNA said.

For the winning fleets, using Continental tires created an overall average fuel consumption of 6.39 miles per gallon. CTNA claimed. When compared to the average performance of their existing tire brands reported during the contest, the winners gained an average of 0.42 miles per gallon by using Continental tires.

At their current average yearly mileage and fuel consumption rates, CTNA said, the winning fleets could potentially each save an average of 2,236 gallons of fuel per year by using Continental tires on one truck. (Tire Review/Akron)

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