It’s no secret—here in May of 2022, tough market conditions can be brutal for your hard-fought business.
If you need a couple of quick, easy ways to significantly cut your expenses, we’ve got you. And we’re not talking pennies either, use these tips to save over $100 a month! Your Benjamins will thank you.
1. Slow down strapper.
You may have heard this before, but do you know how much you can actually save?
If you drive 3000 miles a week and slow down to conserve even 5% better MPG, you’ll be saving about $107.1 a week, or $428.4. That’s almost enough to buy coffee nowadays.
2. Keep your tires inflated.
Just by keeping tires inflated, you can save up to 3% on your MPG. That comes out to $53.25 a week, or $213 a month! As you know, inflating your tires is cheap, easy, and one of the fastest ways to cut your expenses.
3. Don’t be idle.
It’s tempting to keep your truck running overnight, but that can cost you–.8 gallons an hour, actually. With gas on the rise, that’ll run you about $224 a week, or $896 a month for 8 hours a night!
Pack a blanket or kick-on the fan if you want to fatten your wallet easily.
4. Make a sandwich.
Though it’s tempting, eating out for every meal can run you flat in no time. If you spend $6 a meal for fast food (the average fast food meal cost), you’re sitting at $504 a month. On the other hand, the average homemade meal costs $3, so there’s an easy $252 a month!
And, sad as it may be, consider getting a coffee machine. Your hundred mile brew is gonna kick your budget harder than your kidneys.
5. Take care of your rig.
Though this one takes a little more practice, learning preventative maintenance can save you time, money, and sanity. On average, you can save $100 a month by knowing what your truck needs before it starts to come apart.
Though savings can vary, owner-operators also save big-time with fuel discounts provided by fuel cards. There are tons of fuel cards out there but look for one that can provide tire discounts, financial services and more.
Combine all these techniques and you could be saving thousands every month! And if you ever want to say thank-you, we like cookies.
Looking for fuel discounts? Give us a call!
The England Carrier Services (ECS) division offers various services for carriers ranging from maintenance to support. As ECS members, carriers have access to nationwide discounts on fuel and tires from dedicated team members committed to finding the best price. ECS also provides factoring services with benefits such as same-day funding to a bank account or fuel card. These options allow carriers the freedom to focus on growing their business while saving time and money.