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Brakes, tire-pressure, or weight – which ones improve fuel economy?

Heavy trucks are a reliable method to transport cargo safely through roadways. Many owners are interested in ways to better the fuel economy of their vehicles. Less fuel consumption directly translates to greater savings. At RJames Management Group Ltd. you can choose from a variety of heavy trucks that feature fuel-efficient and cost-effective designs. One of our recent blogs discussed the ways to improve the fuel economy of your heavy truck, and in this blog, we focus on the three fundamental elements of fuel consumption - brakes, tires and weight. Harsh Braking Increases Fuel Consumption Best practice suggests you should…

Top Ways to Improve Heavy Truck Fuel Economy

Improving fuel economy is one of the most effective ways in the trucking industry to improve profit margins and reduce environmental footprints. The heavy truck dealers in Calgary at RJames Western Star know how important fuel economy is to our clients, which is why we have put together the following four ways to improve heavy truck fuel economy. 1. Reducing weight Fuel consumption directly correlates to vehicle weight, as heavy trucks need more fuel to accelerate and go uphill. There are many opportunities for reducing the weight of a truck and thereby improving its fuel economy. Lightweight components can drastically…

Trailer Accessories for Improving Fuel Economy

Fuel costs are only second to labour costs for any trucking fleet, which means that rising and volatile fuel prices can become a significant cause for concern. One effective way to save on the cost of fuel is by improving the fuel efficiency of trailers. At RJames Management Group Ltd., we carry quality trailers, including logging trailer and lowbed trailers, in Calgary, Red Deer, Kelowna, Chilliwack, and Kamloops. Here are our top suggestions for trailer accessories that can help improve fleet fuel economy. Side skirts Side skirts are another effective way of reducing the air turbulence and drag experienced by…

How to choose heavy truck parts in BC and Alberta

Whether you own your own truck or you’re in charge of a whole fleet of heavy trucks, when it comes to finding new parts for your vehicles, limiting your downtime is key. In the trucking industry, time is money. Every minute that your truck is out of commission, you lose earnings that could have been made. That’s why having a plan in place to deal with getting new parts for your heavy trucks is essential. At RJames Management Group Ltd., we know that finding aftermarket heavy truck parts in BC and Alberta can at times be confusing. Do you need…

Your Checklist for Buying Used Heavy Trucks in Chilliwack

There are many reasons why buying a used heavy truck could be ideal for your business needs. It's a great way to save some money on a quality vehicle. To help you find reliable used heavy trucks in Chilliwack, the team at RJames Fleet Services has put together a checklist of everything you should consider before investing in a used truck. - Check the engine After checking the oil you should take a closer look at the engine of a used heavy truck in Chilliwack. First, you'll want to examine the outer surface of the engine. Heavy grease and oil…