Improve Your Semi Fleet’s Fuel Efficiency by Upgrading Your Trucks

December 10, 2023

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As fuel prices and environmental concerns have grown in recent years, many businesses are understandably looking to lower transportation costs and find more sustainable solutions. When your business relies on a semi fleet, this might seem daunting, but International Used Truck Center offers a wide range of fuel-efficient fleet vehicles. Remember: automotive technology has grown by leaps and bounds, especially in just the last several years, and the fuel efficiency of old semi-trucks can easily be remedied by replacing your fleet with more modem vehicles that prioritize fuel economy. Save your business money and minimize your environmental impact by upgrading your fleet with us; learn more below.

How to Improve Semi Fuel Efficiency

Newer trucks with better fuel economy can save your business thousands of dollars every year over the costs that come from the fuel efficiency of old semi trucks. Whether your fleet sticks close to the local area or your vehicles regularly embark on long hauls, you can benefit from better semi fuel efficiency. Here’s an overview of how to improve semi fuel efficiency, as well as some of those benefits your business will enjoy.

Optimize Semi Fuel Efficiency with a New Fleet

Research has shown that fleets using newer vehicles are experiencing a general range of 7.5 to 9.5 mpg. Some trucks have reached up to 10 mpg in certain conditions.* This has been due to several factors, including:

  • Effects of GHG emissions regulations on truck powertrains
  • A marked increase in the adoption of new fuel-efficiency technologies
  • Introduction of DEF in 2010

The first step is to review your current fleet’s fuel economy numbers. If your fleet is older, there’s a good chance you won’t be able to significantly maximize your fuel efficiency simply because your fleet doesn’t have the technology to do so. Even with more fuel-savvy driving habits, if the technology isn’t there, the fuel efficiency of old semi trucks can’t compare to that of newer ones.

The answer is to seek out newer, more fuel-efficient semis for your fleet. This is where International Used Truck Center comes in. Check out our inventory to start your search, and feel free to contact us for assistance, no matter where you’re at in the shopping process.

Benefits of Improved Semi Fuel Efficiency

  • First and foremost, you’ll stretch your fleet’s fuel budget much further, saving your businesses a substantial amount of money.
  • Newer semis will likely have features and capabilities that older ones do not, which means a more modern, comfortable, and safer ride!
  • When you buy from International Used Truck Center, you’ll have access to warranties and our 60-day Truck Protect Promise, so you can buy with peace of mind, knowing your investment is well-protected.

Visit International Used Truck Center to Upgrade Your Fleet!

Ready to get the process started? Call 888-381-7438 or contact us online for more information on how to improve semi fuel efficiency with our newer fleet vehicles. We look forward to helping you save as much as possible while reducing your business’s carbon footprint!


*Source: 2019 Annual Fleet Fuel Study Completed by North American Council for Freight Efficiency. Actual customer results may vary due to various factors, including but not limited to truck specifications, weight of truck, environmental conditions, etc.

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