In the trucking industry, technical and managerial personnel work together to find ways of cutting down operational costs without compromising on the quality of their services. Although fuel prices are out of their control, there are several ways that truck operators can reduce their fuel consumption per kilometre. Here are a few things you can do to save fuel.
- Use the right truck for the right job. Match trucks and tasks by considering the truck size and power requirements for the task.
- Use good quality parts in your truck
- Strictly follow recommended maintenance schedules
- Avoid unnecessary acceleration especially uphill
- Avoid unnecessary idling
- Maintain recommended tyre pressure
Fuel Delivery System
While there are several techniques to save fuel while driving, the real savings are found in the design, internal components, and overall condition of the truck. The efficient delivery of fuel to your engine is the first step towards improving the fuel economy of your truck. An efficient fuel delivery system ensures that the engine receives the best fuel mixture in relation to the task at hand.
The heart of an electronically operated fuel delivery system is the Electrical Control Unit or ECU which receives and interprets information from multiple sensors in the truck. By combining inputs such as the air intake volume and the power output desired by the driver, the ECU regulates the amount of fuel to be released via the fuel injectors. The ECU also controls the operation of electric fuel pumps and fuel injectors in the engine.
Bosch Electric Fuel Pumps
Bosch is a German company with a good reputation for building reliable machinery and high-quality European truck parts. The company was founded by Robert Bosch in 1886 in Stuttgart, Germany and has withstood the test of time proving to be a trusted brand used in several vehicle brands all over the world. In 1967, Bosch was the first company to design and supply a fully operational fuel injection system with a high-pressure electric fuel pump.
The Bosch 67896 Electric fuel pump, is one of several high-quality aftermarket parts that Bosch manufacturers. As a leader in the power output and energy efficiency industries, Bosch equipment is unmatched. The 67896 fuel pump has been presented as performing better than the OE model in various aspects. Here are some of the ways in which the Bosch 67896 electric fuel pump can offer you value for your money.
- Bosch aftermarket pumps are designed to meet the same standards as their OE parts
- Bosch fuel pumps are 30% more efficient than conventional fuel pumps
- High precision fuel supply for full or partial loads
- Works well with a wide range of fuel types
Since the company does not manufacture vehicles, Bosch is able to specialize and focus on developing some of the highest quality parts in the market including Japanese truck parts. The Automotive Aftermarket division manages the development and distribution of automotive parts through the Bosch service workshop network. This network is one of the largest independent chains of workshops in the world consisting of more than 15,000 businesses. With distribution in more than 140 countries, using Bosch aftermarket parts can significantly reduce your truck’s downtime.