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Idling Rigs? Expect High Costs.

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Are your drivers still sleeping in their rigs? You may want to reconsider. Getting a hotel night might be a double-win—the driver sleeps better and the company saves money.  Studies show that a typical long-haul tractor trailer idles approximately 1,830 hours per year – consuming up to 1.2 gallons per hour. The economics of rig vs. hotel are easy to calculate: 

  • 1.2 gallons of diesel per hour of idle time for 10 hours
  • 12 gallons of diesel at $4.20 a gallon = $50.40
  • Add another $5.40 – the average cost of engine wear, oil consumption and estimated maintenance for 10 hours
  • Total cost of idling for one night is $55.80 + parking fees and costs for using truck stop facilities

Idling can negatively impact your company's bottom line.

 Safety, health issues, pay load and environmental impact should also be considered when deciding between idling and a hotel. 

  1. Truck lots leave something to be desired when it comes to personal safety.
  2. Inhaling exhaust from multiple rigs probably isn’t good for your drivers’ health or your insurance premiums.
  3. Switching out sleepers could positively affect your company’s bottom line. Bigger payload = bigger revenue.
  4. Some states won’t allow trucks to idle due to emission laws.

CLC Lodging’s CheckINN Card can save your workforce travelers 20% – 40% off the lowest published rate every time they sleep in a CLC network hotel.   CLC is able to offer customers lower rates because it negotiates 11,000,000 hotel room nights every year.  Last night, CLC customers stayed in thousands of hotels across the country for less than $55!

Tired of managing contracts and reconciling folios? CLC handles all the billing and checks for accuracy. Your company will longer have to deal with direct bills, cash advances or issuing company credit cards to pay for hotel rooms. 

CLC’s trucking customers are saving money, reducing wear-and-tear on their vehicles and sleeping sounder with CLC’s CheckINN Card. See how I-Supply benefited by switching to CLC Lodging.

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