PAM's Fuel Incentives Event
PAM Transport is set to host its annual Mission MPG event on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the company headquarters in Tontitown, Ark.
The top 40%, 25%, and 10% of drivers in PAM’s company fleet receive incentives and are entered into the annual MISSION MPG Giveaway, where they have a chance to win a Harley-Davidson motorcycle from Hideout Harley-Davidson in Joplin, Mo., or a Honda four-wheeler from Rainbow Honda in Rogers, AR. Take a glimpse at what this event is all about in the video below...
WATCH: PAM Transport Mission MPG Teaser
What Does MISSION MPG Mean?
Mission MPG isn't just a cool name for the rewards program. There's some meaning behind this name in the form of fuel saving tips for drivers to follow to maximize fuel performance and efficiency. Let's break it all down letter by letter....
7 Fuel Saving Tips for Truckers
Minimizing RPMs: Minimizing RPMs is an easy way to conserve fuel. To do this, use cruise control whenever possible and use the lowest possible RPM in the highest possible gear.
Idle Off: Whenever possible, turn the engine off instead of idling. Idling uses one gallon of fuel for every hour spent idling, which can rack up to about $7,200 a year. Not only can it hurt the pocketbook, it can cause problems with engine wear and pollution.
Speed: Reducing speed is a straight-forward way to reduce your fuel consumption. For every mile per hour reduction in speed in a top gear, an additional 0.1 mpg can be achieved.
Shifting Techniques: Progressive Shifting minimizes RPM fluctuation and keeps the engine near peak torque. Progressive shifting is the act of bringing RPMs up just high enough to shift into the next gear.
Inflation and Inspection: Tire pressure is crucial for fuel efficiency. Maintain the steering tires at 110 pounds and the drive tires at 100 pounds. Every 10 PSI below results in .05 mpg loss.
On Time Maintenance: Preventative maintenance is important for maintaining fuel efficiency and will ensure that the truck is running at peak efficiency.
Narrow the Gap: Aerodynamics can influence fuel efficiency as well. Minimize the gap between the tractor and trailer to less than 30 inches for a mpg increase of .25. A gap in excess of 30 inches can increase drag by over 2%.
Benefits of MISSION MPG
All PAM company drivers are automatically enrolled in the MISSION MPG program. Fuel data is collected every day to determine a driver’s distance, fuel used, speed, total idle, time in top gear, and time in cruise control.
This means every single PAM driver has the ability to take advantage of earning extra money and qualifying to win these awesome prizes.
Join the MISSION
It all starts with getting the CDL training needed to become a truck driver at PAM. This will get you on your way to earning up to $50,000 in the first year and qualifying for great incentive opportunities like the ones offered as part of the MISSION MPG program.