Telematics Before/After

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by gman042, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    I am currently driving a P700 equipped with telematics. What I have noticed is the fuel economy is atrocious. Maybe 7 miles to the gallon. Usually....on my other 700 I was getting 10-12. It was explained to me by the mechanic that with all the electronics it affects the efficiency. Now my question is.....why would a company invest so much money in a system that inhibits the fuel economy of an entire fleet of trucks? Where is the savings?
     
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    The savings is in the logistics.
     
  3. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    You have to be kidding.
    The amp load demand by the telematic package would be like you driving your personal car with the radio on.
    No way could you get a 30% reduction because of a few electronics.

     
  4. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Are the P-7's identical models? The Internationals only get about 7 or 8 MPG's, whereas the Freightliners get 11 or 12.
     
  5. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    Yea, ain't buying the tell-on-me-aticts drop the fuel economy by 30%....3% would be hard to believe.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I wonder if these are the same mechanics who tell you that using an iPad on a plane interferes with the avionics systems.
     
  7. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    Same international models/same vintage. There must be something else wrong then. Just wondering if this was the case or the exception.
     
  8. Somepeoplecallmethestig

    Somepeoplecallmethestig Are you not amused?

    No way its telemetics doing it, I am no fan of telmetics but come on.

    If the the PC's are the same model then you have an issue with the engine.

    I mean I drive my own car with a radio, AC, heated seats, rear defrost, open windows, nothing causes me to lose more then a few 1/10ths of MPG.

    You do not have a telemetics issue you have an engine issue.
     
  9. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    Truck runs fine. Good power. It just uses excess fuel. BLACK smoke everytime I shift. I am just going on what the mech. told me was the issue.
     
  10. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    Expect a pcm soon where management expects YOU to do something to improve gas mileage.
     
  11. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Fuel milage was something I never worried about---(unless it was my own personal vehical). Actually for about the last 7 years I was working I had an International P-700 Diesel that I had to fill up on route because we didn't have a diesel pump at the center. I loved that it was a fuel hog because the station I filled up at gave a free carwash coupon with every 100 gallons of fuel used. My personal pickup got a free wash at least once every week.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I hear making right hand turns only improves efficiency.