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Crystal Glisson Sweet
From: Sent: To: East Coast Truck & Trailer Sales [firstname.lastname@example.org] on behalf of East Coast Truck & Trailer Sales [email@example.com] Wednesday, February 01, 2012 9:54 AM Crystal Glisson Sweet
Subject: News and Specials from East Coast Truck and Trailer Sales!
Greetings, There never seems to be a shortage of interesting stories in the transportation industry. Every time I think the news is getting boring, I read of something I never expected. One of those unexpected stories, that made it into this newsletter, was about a driver who had the misfortune of overturning a load of bees. Another surprising story, that made it into this newsletter, was one of the new products designed to stop cargo theft. Finally, I could not resist mentioning something to do with fuel, or some angle about how to save fuel. Thus, I have a short feature about how to improve mileage by making a change to your mudflaps. Yes, you can save fuel by even making changes to your mudflaps. Regards Michael Saks Editor of Haulin firstname.lastname@example.org
IN THIS ISSUE
The Hazards of Overturned Trucks We Will Miss Him! Save on Fuel Expenses
THE HAZARDS OF OVERTURNED TRUCKS
I have read of a trucker load of over 20 million bees that overturned on the highway. As you p guessed, the overturned bees began to sting the driver and his wife multiple times after being thro the truck. Both of them are ok, but I was starting to wonder what other crazy or unusual trucker loa found themselves on the pavement due to a truck overturn. So here we go.
Here's A List Of The Craziest Overturned Loads I Have Read About: Bees (driver should get hazard pay..bees get cranky and stingy when they are thrown from a moving Milk Cattle Heinz products (probably ketchup) Chickens Multiple cases of Cocaine Beer (of course...why couldn't it be cauliflower) Vegetable oil Pigs Bottled water Bratwurst Jello (in powder form) Chocolate (yeeeaaaahhhhhh) Concentrated Orange Juice Doughnut Glaze (imagine filling out that insurance report) Newspapers If you know of any others please send them in. Personally the doughnut glaze is my favorite. If I were giving awards for craziest los
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this would win. I mean, can you imagine explaining to the insurance company that your car is totaled because it's coated in Krispy Kreme glaze. Worse, what if they send you a cancellation notice on your insurance sighting, "bakery byproducts incident" as the reason. Regardless, drive safe and be on the lookout for unusual cargo, you never know when your car will be wearing it as a hood ornament. Click Here For More Information About Alternate Energy For Trucks & Heavy Haul Vehicles
WE WILL MISS HIM!
After years of faithful service, sales manager Robert Berger has retired. It is with a heavy heart that we announce his retirement this past December, after 13 years of loyal service. His knowledge of the transportation industry has been indispensable. Many of the documents you have read in this newsletter were suggested contributions from Mr. Berger. He will be missed, and we wish him all the best. Sincerely, East Coast Truck and Trailer
SAVE ON FUEL EXPENSES
Fuel savings through aerodynamics has been a hot topic over the last few years. These fuel savings have come in the form of aluminum skirts added to the truck underbelly. They have come in the shape of fins for the back of the truck. There are even self inflating tire systems to stop fuel inefficiency before it even starts. One area of potential savings that may have been overlooked are changes to your mudflaps. You can save fuel by using mudflaps that allow air to pass through, but not debris. This innovation offers a fuel savings of between 0.5% to 1%. When I first heard that I did not get that excited. Still, 0.5% to 1.0 % fuel savings add up. Over a year, what could that mean in terms of actual cash savings? Government Statistics estimate that the average truck uses about 12,000 gallons of gas a year. We will estimate the average cost of diesel at $3.84 a gallon. Together, we come up with a fuel expense of around $46,000 dollars. So 0.5% to 1% of $46,000 gives us a savings of:
$230 to $460 a year
That number adds up. Over a ten year period those seemingly insignificant mud flaps will equal about $2,000 to $4,000 in savings. You are also saving time since you are filling up a little less frequently. You are helping the environment by using less gas. You get all this for something you probably will not give a second thought too, once the mud flaps are installed. This small change yields what seemed like a small benefit but there is almost no risk involved by doing it. Also, that small benefit can become a large benefit quicker than you think.
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East Coast Truck & Trailer Sales wants to be your premier dealer for truck and trailer sales, parts and service. We sell a variety of parts from tie down bars, chains & clusters, strap technology, chrome, dollies, safety gear, and more. Please call us anytime at 1-866-849-2178. Sincerely, Michael Saks, Internet Commerce Manager East Coast Truck and Trailer Sales email@example.com
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