Two recognized fuel economy experts, Don Osterberg, vice-president, safety and driver training for Schneider National Inc, and Jim Booth, fuel economy consultant and retired applications engineer for Caterpillar Inc, will be the featured speakers at the second Survivors’ Guide to the Fuel Crisis Webcast presented by Truckload Carriers Association and Fleet Owner and sponsored by Cadec.
The live Webcast, Help drivers help you survive the fuel crisis, will be 2-3 pm (EDT) August 5. There is no charge to attend. Registration is online at fleetowner.com/fuel-webcast.
During the interactive session, Osterberg will share the results of Schneider’s own fuel economy program and offer tips for fleets of any size. "A small improvement in MPG performance can translate into big savings," Osterberg said. Osterberg will share the fuel economy results of training drivers in simulators versus training drivers by conventional methods. He will also talk about the big impact small changes like reducing speed and out-of-route miles can make to the bottom line.
Booth is considered by many in the trucking industry as the fuel economy test expert for his years of work directing real-world fuel economy test runs for Caterpillar and for truck OEMs. Retired from Caterpillar, Booth operates his own small fleet today and shares his experience and expertise with other fleets and drivers ready to come to terms with the tough realities of high-priced fuel.
"I would go broke if I tried to run my operation the way I did in the past," Booth says. "You have to be ready to change if you want to survive." He will offer concrete, actionable advice based on his decades of experience about how to take drivers to the next performance level and cut fuel costs.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask both speakers questions following the presentations. The time for questions will be expanded for the event based upon the popularity of the question-and-answer session during the first Webcast in the series.