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The ideal speed for the average truck is 80 km/h – 90 km/h. Power required to cruise at higher speeds is as follows:
100 km/h – 73% more horsepower
115km/h – 159% more horsepower
Exponential rise in engine wear and tear
Each 1.7 km/h above the ideal speed of 80km/h, fuel consumption increases by 1.5%
A truck that averages 8 km/litre at 80 km/h will average 6.5 km/litre at 100 km/h
Tyre wear will almost double at road speeds over 115 km/h
Gears, bearings, clutches and drive trains wear faster at higher speeds
Increasing speed from 80 km/h to 100 km/h increases maintenance costs by 38%
Increasing the speed to 115 km/h increases the maintenance costs by 80%
Idling damages an engine twice as quickly as normal driving.
One hour of idling, is equivalent to between 80 – 120 minutes of driving.
At 115 km/h, stopping distance is 82% greater than at 80 km/hr