First Fleet Corporation to Conduct ``Real World'' Fuel Consumption Study of Truck Fleets


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- America's private truck fleets are being dramatically affected by two events that have a major impact on their overall cost per mile: new engine emissions standards that have negatively affected fuel economy, and a record cost per gallon of diesel fuel. Fuel ranks as the second highest operating expense for truck fleets, outflanked only by driver salaries, according to recent industry statistics. With the 2005 cost of diesel fuel estimated to exceed 2004 fuel costs by 38%, industry leaders are looking for new solutions to this escalating situation.