Just A Swiftie Question

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Bryan Q.'s Comment
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I was wondering if we can have these white wheel cover things taken of by shop ? I have a 16 freightliner and I’ve seen other company 16 freightliners without them. ? Just wondering lol

G-Town's Comment
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Yeah they are f-ugly, but I suggest not to do that.

Reprated wind-tunnel testing suggests these covers increase fuel economy by up to 2%. Some argue there is no savings, however by they were installed on your truck for a reason. And until Swift supports a fleetwide removal of them, they are here to stay.

Fuel cost per truck is about 42k annually on 100,000 miles driven. At a 1-2% improvement in fuel economy, that’s about $420-840 savings per year, per truck. Swift has 18,000 tractors.

Conservatively estimating, if all of the above is true, that equates to about a 7 Million Dollar annual fleetwide savings if the covers are installed on every truck. A big number.

The covers add no more than 5 minutes to your pretrip to remove and reapply them.

Are you sure it serves your best interest at Swift to request removal?

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