The Benefits of Courier Services

Released on: February 18, 2008, 4:17 pm

Press Release Author: Gary Daily

Industry: Consumer Services

Press Release Summary: Using Delivery Service Saves Gas and Money

Press Release Body: Using Delivery Service Saves Gas and Money!

America\'s businesses are angry at the government\'s failure to regulate gasoline
prices. What choices do Americans have when it comes to trying to save on gasoline?
We can use a courier service such as CFI Delivery, which an average delivery for a
business runs $8.40, equivalent to 2.5 gallons of gas. The savings are even greater
when you do the ROI breakdown including employee\'s hourly wages and starting and
stopping in the middle of a project. Having a courier do the task is saving you
money on not having to pay benefits as well, or keeping up with a delivery vehicle,
maintenance and insurance on that vehicle. The other choose we have is to do the
following below every time we get behind the wheel of our vehicle. Website

Drive Sensibly
Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can
lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town.
Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas

Fuel Economy Benefit: 5-33%
Equivalent Gasoline Savings: $0.16-$1.02/gallon

Observe the Speed Limit

While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed (or range
of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph.
As a rule of thumb, you can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like
paying an additional $0.20 per gallon for gas.
Observing the speed limit is also safer.

Fuel Economy Benefit: 7-23%
Equivalent Gasoline Savings: $0.22-$0.71/gallon

Remove Excess Weight

Avoid keeping unnecessary items in your vehicle, especially heavy ones. An extra 100
pounds in your vehicle could reduce your MPG by up to 2%. The reduction is based on
the percentage of extra weight relative to the vehicle\'s weight and affects smaller
vehicles more than larger ones.

Fuel Economy Benefit: 1-2%/100 lbs
Equivalent Gasoline Savings: $0.03-$0.06/gallon

Avoid Excessive Idling

Idling gets 0 miles per gallon. Cars with larger engines typically waste more gas at
idle than do cars with smaller engines.

Use Cruise Control

Using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed and, in most
cases, will save gas.

Use Overdrive Gears

When you use overdrive gearing, your car\'s engine speed goes down. This saves gas
and reduces engine wear.

Note: Cost savings are based on an assumed fuel price of $3.10/gallon.

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Contact Details: Gary Daily
San Antonio
700 N. St. Mary\'s Ste 225
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-228-9772
Fax: 210-228-0255

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