Peregrine Trucking Company Essay

1996 Words May 30th, 2012 8 Pages
Peregrine Trucking Co. recommendations
MGT 325

At Peregrine Trucking Company, we attempt to maintain a high level of efficiency and social consciousness while meeting or exceeding our profit margins. Taking a glance at our financial report, the two largest expense variables that we currently have are labor and fuel. Neither of these expenses is eliminable in our company; however, we can reduce these expenses slightly. I have preformed an evaluation of the company and have found that with the fuel prices increasing almost weekly, we need to reduce the amount consumed by our fleet operations. I have established that the current fleet operational standards, equipment, and the routing techniques are in need of renovation. With these
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The issue with the idle time can be resolved with an adjustment in the engine to allow the engine to “time-out” after a certain amount of idle time. This adjustment will automatically shut the engine down after approximately ten to fifteen minutes in the tractors without sleepers. I realize that there are times that the driver will not shut down the engine as he does not foresee any issues with the shipment delivery, weather conditions are not comfortable, the truck has a sleeper, or there are situations that allocate for excessive idle time. This will require the truck to have a bypass switch built into the cruise control that will not let the truck shut down unless manually performed. The drivers should be instructed, however to shut down the engine manually whenever there is an anticipated lengthy amount the vehicle will be idling.
The newer model tractors have these systems already built in, which would be my next recommendation. The purchase of new tractors to replace the outdated, or in need of major repair, older models is sound advice. The upfront cost of the new vehicles will be a slightly higher than maintaining the older one initially, however looking at it in the long term, the cost will be drastically lower. Per EPA regulations, all large truck engines built after 2010 are to meet the new emissions and fuel efficiency regulations. This

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