The Relay

– Episode 29

The Impact of Reducing Idle Percentage on Fuel Costs in Trucking Operations

In this episode of The Relay, Bryce Peacock and Allie Brown, part of our experienced team at Gulf Relay, discuss strategies to improve the company's fleet efficiency by reducing idle time. Allie, a business analyst, emphasizes the importance of lowering idle percentages to save on fuel costs. The goal is to reach a 32% idle rate, and progress has been made, decreasing from 55% to 43%. The conversation also highlights the role of fleet managers in changing drivers' traditional mindsets about idling. The effort is part of a broader focus on key performance indicators (KPIs) to optimize fleet operations. Don’t miss this episode!
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Highlights from this week’s conversation include:
  • Introducing Allie and Bryce (0:13)
  • Tips for Reducing Idle Percentage (0:23)
  • The Importance of Driver Engagement (1:25)
  • Final thoughts and takeaways (3:17)
  The Relay is a podcast produced by Gulf Relay. Each episode, we dive behind the scenes of our operations, teams, and industry. From the unique challenges of the job to anecdotes about life on the road, our guests will provide a window into a profession that is crucial to our economy and way of life. Let’s hit the road!

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