Averitt Express recently awarded one of its drivers its grand prize for a fuel economy challenge program, and presented 20 other associates with a $500 fuel card following a random drawing.
Marty Robbins was given a new 2010 Ford F-150 4x4 pickup truck for winning the challenge.
The carrier’s six-month-long “F-150 4x4 Fuel Duel” program was designed to create awareness and enthusiasm about fuel conservation among Averitt’s employees.
Drivers from across Averitt’s system were assembled into 142 teams, each tasked with improving their fuel efficiency compared to the same time period as last year. Among teams that improved their fuel efficiency, Averitt drivers conserved 132,544 gals. of fuel over last year and saved $356,545.