SOURCE MVT Solutions

Fuel economy testing based on race car engineering methodology is used by Penske Truck Leasing to prove fuel efficiency for new tractors

LAS CRUCES, N.M., March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MVT Solutions, a provider of breakthrough fuel economy testing and design and development services for the trucking industry, today announced it has completed a series of fuel economy tests for Penske Truck Leasing. The full-service truck leasing provider utilized MVT Solutions to obtain fast, accurate performance information on new tractors in its commercial rental fleet.

"Penske is diligent about understanding how our vehicles perform so we can provide our customers with the best possible solutions for their business needs," said Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement & fleet planning at Penske Truck Leasing. "We chose MVT Solutions for this fuel efficiency testing so we could get accurate, detailed results about MPG performance for new vehicles in our fleet."

Testing for Penske by MVT Solutions compared five new and existing sleeper tractors in its fleet with the same specifications. Included were three 2019, one 2018, and one 2016 model year power units. For 2019 models, three days of evaluations produced fuel economy results over various types of terrain (hills, flat road, rolling hills). Comparisons of all five tractors over seven days detailed performance, including acceleration on hills and flat roads, to identify the impact of aerodynamics and engine parameters.

MVT Solutions employs advanced fuel efficiency testing tools based on race car technology and vehicle sensors to enable advanced data analysis capabilities. By comparison, time consuming, traditional trucking industry testing uses fuel tank weight to provide only average fuel economy values. The end result with MVT Solutions is detailed analyses as opposed to a basic average.

"Penske is always working to provide more value to their customers by learning about its fleet," said Daryl Bear, lead engineer & COO at MVT Solutions. "We are very pleased that they trusted our expertise with fuel economy testing to help them make unbiased and informed specification decisions for their customers."

About Penske Truck Leasing
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 300,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit http://www.GoPenske.com to learn more.

About MVT Solutions
MVT Solutions, a subsidiary of Mesilla Valley Transportation, provides fuel economy testing based on race car engineering. This high-tech testing methodology can obtain accuracy up to .25% and accounts for such variables as wind, driver behavior and duty cycle. With over 300 fuel economy tests conducted to date, the company's proven approach provides highly reliable and consistent data that enables trucking companies to make more informed choices and manufacturers to design and develop products backed by accurate fuel efficiency information that customers trust. MVT Solutions also provides consulting services to fleets looking to implement the right fuel-savings technologies for their operations. MVT Solutions was founded in 2016 and is based in Las Cruces, New Mexico. To learn more about MVT Solutions and for the latest in fuel efficiency news, visit http://www.m-v-t-s.com.

 

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