OPTIMUM USE OF ENGINE RPM
It is not necessary to operate the engine at maximum rpm in order to get good
performance. The engine will perform efficiently at the low and middle speed ranges
and offer a definite fuel advantage at these reduced speeds. Control rpm through
proper accelerator usage and by allowing the automatic transmission to tailor gear
selection and engine speed to the load requirements and road speed desired.
The operator who insists on running in low gear at top rpm when restricted to 25
or 30 miles per hour is wasting fuel and creating noise unnecessarily.
For all normal driving situations, use gear range 1-5 and let the automatic transmis-
sion select the proper gear for any given condition.
Become familiar with the steering characteristics of the truck before attempting
maneuvers in limited space.
DRIVE EFFICIENTLY AND ECONOMICALLY