Fuel for Thought

Are fuel-saving tips from 33 years ago still valid today?

Selling fuel efficiency gadgets is a popular business. From cow magnets to devices that inject small amounts of water (both were actual efficiency gadgets for sale), where there is money to be made someone will try. A smart fleet manager will test those gadgets under controlled conditions and verify that the devices really work.

Fuel is back into the big time. Surprise of surprises, it is not a new problem and really smart people have worked on it before.

Joel Levitt has trained over 6,000 maintenance leaders from over 3,000 organizations. Since 1980, he has been the president of Springfield Resources, a management consulting firm that services a variety of clients on a wide range of maintenance issues.

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