Fine-tune your engines for savings

Sept. 2, 2014
Engine manufacturers are working hard to make engines more fuel efficient. For instance, there are over 200 configurable parameters available to fleets to optimize engine performance based on usage, yet over 80% are sold with the default settings. Most fleets tell us they either don’t believe that the “fine-tuning” of the parameter will make a huge difference and others tell us they didn’t even know about this. Engine manufacturers are telling us that fine-tuning could bring up to 10-15% fuel savings. Are you in the 80 % or the 20%? Why?

Engine manufacturers are working hard to make engines more fuel efficient. For instance, there are over 200 configurable parameters available to fleets to optimize engine performance based on usage, yet over 80% are sold with the default settings.

Most fleets tell us they either don’t believe that the “fine-tuning” of the parameter will make a huge difference and others tell us they didn’t even know about this.

Engine manufacturers are telling us that fine-tuning could bring up to 10-15% fuel savings.

Are you in the 80 % or the 20%? Why?

About the Author

Yves Provencher | Manager

Yves has been working in technology implementation in the trucking industry for 30 years. His teams have been involved in many breakthrough innovations over the years. Through his solid transportation and management experience, combined with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Yves is a builder. With the support of the Canadian trucking community, Yves created Performance Innovations Transport (PIT), a not-for-profit engineering firm that brings together over 50 fleets in Canada and in the USA. Fleets become PIT members and PIT becomes their engineering department.

PIT’s work plan is set by an advisory committee composed of all members. The work carried out by PIT provides fleet operators with undisputable results that eliminate the guess work when the time to implement new technology comes.  PIT is also the group that runs Energotest where green technologies are tested to measure their real impact on fleets and the environment.

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