MVT Solutions, a provider of breakthrough fuel economy testing and design and development services for the trucking industry, announced it has completed a series of fuel economy tests for Penske Truck Leasing. The full-service truck leasing provider utilized MVT Solutions to obtain fast, accurate performance information on new tractors in its commercial rental fleet.
“Penske is diligent about understanding how our vehicles perform so we can provide our customers with the best possible solutions for their business needs,” said Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement & fleet planning at Penske Truck Leasing. “We chose MVT Solutions for this fuel efficiency testing so we could get accurate, detailed results about MPG performance for new vehicles in our fleet.”
Testing for Penske by MVT Solutions compared five new and existing sleeper tractors in its fleet with the same specifications. Included were three 2019, one 2018 and one 2016 model year power units. For 2019 models, three days of evaluations produced fuel economy results over various types of terrain (hills, flat road, rolling hills). Comparisons of all five tractors over seven days detailed performance, including acceleration on hills and flat roads, to identify the impact of aerodynamics and engine parameters.
MVT Solutions employs advanced fuel efficiency testing tools based on race car technology and vehicle sensors to enable advanced data analysis capabilities. By comparison, time consuming, traditional trucking industry testing uses fuel tank weight to provide only average fuel economy values. The end result with MVT Solutions is detailed analyses as opposed to a basic average, according to the company.
“Penske is always working to provide more value to their customers by learning about its fleet,” said Daryl Bear, lead engineer & COO at MVT Solutions. “We are very pleased that they trusted our expertise with fuel economy testing to help them make unbiased and informed specification decisions for their customers.”