Thoughts on Achieving 11 MPG

By Team Writer / August 5, 2019

Jim Park of “TruckingInfo” recently managed to achieve a trip average fuel economy of 11 miles per gallon on the Peterbilt 579 EPIQ he test drove between Scottsdale, Arizona and Denton, Texas. Jim was downright disappointed when the trip average reading was back down to 10.2 by the end of the drive. The Peterbilt 579 EPIQ is a pretty aerodynamic design, and a healthy tailwind certainly didn’t hurt, either. Jim also was careful to take full advantage of the terrain, including lots of rolling hills.

Key Takeaways:

  • One blogger and test driver was given the opportunity to test drive the truck, Peterbilt, 579 EPIQ.
  • Seeing that the Peterbilt was capable of reaching beyond 10.2 mpg inspired the test driver to aim for the heretofore unconsidered goal of 11 mpg.
  • The test drive started in Scottsdale, Arizona, traversed 1,028 miles, ending at the Peterbilt factory in Denton, Texas.

“It’s easy to get excited and stay excited about fuel economy when you can see positive change coming from your efforts.”

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