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Fuel efficiency compared with fuel economy. Which one is a better cost-cutting indicator for your trucking business? Check it out here.


Fuel efficiency or fuel economy? Which analytic is the best cost-cutting tool for a trucking firm’s bottom line? Strategically speaking, looking at controllable driver behaviors, and rewarding efficient driving best helps your company’s bottom line AND retains drivers.


A driver’s behavior varies from person to person. Therefore, it’s necessary to identify unique behaviors in each driver. By identifying and monitoring driver habits you can identify habits that waste fuel.


Once you identify fuel-wasting behaviors, also identify fuel-saving behaviors. Reward the fuel-saving behaviors. Doing this, you’ll automatically see the fuel-wasting behaviors vanish. Since fuel costs are the biggest costs that affect a trucking company’s bottom line, this idea really is worth paying attention to.


Psychological research shows that criticizing somebody’s “bad” behavior does not motivate them to improve or change their behavior. In fact, it turns them off to improving/changing their behavior. But, rewarding ONLY “good” behavior motivates, encourages and inspires a person to change behavior.


Three controllable driving behaviors that directly affect fuel consumption are idling, engine speed control, and excessive speeding. Identifying controllable and measurable driving habit factors is the key to determining which behaviors to reward. Drivers that change behavior in these three areas can reduce fuel waste which ultimately helps a trucking company’s financial bottom line.


Fuel Efficiency Incentives.


Drivers drive the way they do out of habits. These habits can be changed by additional training or by awarding drivers with certain incentives to change behavior.


Showing respect for your drivers also improves retention rates. When drivers feel truly appreciated and respected, you retain them longer. This really is a win-win situation for everyone.


Incentivizing safe and efficient drivers impacts your company’s present and future; in a good way for everyone. Think about how creating a truly outstanding incentive program keeps your company successful. Then, go out and implement it!

National FTL and LTL Shipping: Reefer, Flatbed and More

Do you need National Shipping? TDI is more than just a Southeast carrier. Through Total Distribution Brokerage Services, formerly Grimes Supply Chain Services, we offer asset-based and non asset based trucking and transportation services and work with a global list of carriers and trucking companies. Our freight brokers can take care of all of your national and international FTL and LTL freight shipping needs, including:

  • ➤ Reefer and Temperature Controlled
  • ➤ Heavy Haul
  • ➤ Flatbed
  • ➤ Intermodal (Ocean, Rail and Air)

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Safest Trucking Carriers FL

➤ Drive Safe

We perform regular inspections to ensure that all of trucks and equipment continue to meet and exceed the safety standards set by the DOT. Qualcomm Omnitracs digital electronic e-logs are installed in every company and contracted truck in our fleet.

Experienced Truck Drivers

➤ Experienced Truck Drivers

We require all of our drivers to have at least 2 years of tractor trailer experience. Our company drivers must have both TWIC and HAZMAT certifications. We review driving records, monitor safety scores and maintain regular communication with all of our drivers.

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➤ HAZMAT Certified Carrier

TDI Trucking is DOT certified to service your HAZMAT delivery needs. Our knowledgeable logistics coordinators understand the demands of HAZMAT paperwork and work hard to ensure regulatory requirements are met on every load.

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