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Hirschbach Motor Lines Projects $8.4 Million In Fuel Cost Savings

| September 16, 2019

Based on testing by MVT Solutions, the truckload carrier is using trailer aerodynamic devices to realize a 10.5% improvement in MPG

MVT Solutions, a provider of fuel economy testing and design and development services for the trucking industry, says that Hirschbach Motor Lines is estimating expected fuel savings of $8.4 million annually based on testing conducted on trailer aerodynamic devices.

“By using MVT Solutions for testing a combination of trailer aerodynamic technologies, we are realizing a 10.5% improvement in MPG compared to our baseline,” said Brad Pinchuk, CEO & president of Hirschbach Motor Lines. “Once the entire fleet is fitted with the solutions, we expect fuel savings of 2.8 million gallons annually. Today, we will not make that kind of decision without MVT Solutions being involved. We rely on their technical expertise and background in the practical application of fuel savings technologies.”

Hirschbach Motor Lines sought out MVT Solutions to conduct fuel economy testing on a variety of tractor and trailer components, including various aerodynamic devices from different manufacturers. In particular, the carrier needed accurate data on the effect of different trailer skirts, under carriage devices, rear trailer devices, wheel covers and mud flaps.

“We see a lot of products that claim fuel efficiency savings,” Pinchuk added. “With MVT Solutions we have reports and data that give us the confidence that we’re making better informed decisions. The information that MVT Solutions provides also lets us have more effective conversations with vendors.”

Hirschbach Motor Lines, based in Dubuque, Iowa, is a privately owned truckload carrier with 2,000 tractors and 3,500 trailers. The company provides refrigerated services to all 48 states with a special focus on high-density lanes throughout the eastern U.S. as well as dedicated, short, regional and long haul service with refrigerated, dry freight and specialized equipment.

“The experience being reported by Hirschbach Motor Lines validates how MVT Solutions produces results fleets can expect to see in real world operations,” said Daryl Bear, lead engineer & COO at MVT Solutions.“We are pleased they are using our accurate, independent test results to make such a large improvement in fuel efficiency for their fleet.”

CLICK HEREfor a full report on testing by MVT Solutions for Hirschbach Motor Lines.

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