What is fuel efficiency, and why is it important?

When we talk about fuel efficiency, we are talking about the amount of fuel used per unit distance – for example, how much diesel or petrol does a vehicle use per kilometre travelled?

The transport industry is working hard to operate more efficiently to help the environment, and one of the ways it does this is by using more efficient trucks.

An efficient truck means it is operating or working in a way that gets results, with little wasted effort.

Better fuel efficiency means that for each kilometre travelled, you burn less fuel and release fewer carbon emissions into the environment.

Look at features that help driving more efficiently such as engine, drivetrain and transmission. Other helpful features that reduce weight include alloy wheels (lighter than steel) and low resistance tyres. Air foil and mirrorless cameras that reduce wind resistance can also help saving fuel for truck drivers.

Choosing more fuel-efficient vehicles is one of the most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and lots of truck companies now choose to purchase trucks that are better for the environment.