More Payloads at Lower Cost on the New Jersey Turnpike
Here's talk from a trucker that will make sense to fleet owners. And it's backed
with solid facts, scientifically compiled by one of the country's biggest and
busiest trucking outfits
whose vehicles travel the Turnpike regularly.
1. You save timeTrucks averaged a saving of 2
hours, 6 minutes
because there are no stop lights, no cross traffic, no
steep grades. Apply that to every truck you send across New Jersey. Only 50
trips save you over 12 working days! The saving in wages alone more than offsets
the toll charge.
2. You save milesThe Turnpike is 16.5 miles shorter
than parallel State highways. That's 33 miles a round trip. Figure that in fuel,
and wear and tear over the year!
3. You save fuelEach truck averaged a saving
of 8.5 gallons per tripthey stayed in the more economical high-ratio gears
for long, sustained stretches, 34 gear changes, compared with 718 on a parallel
4. You save on safetyAccidents were reduced from
62 on the parallel highway to 2 on the Turnpike! 1,368,675 miles per accident
for this company on the Turnpike.
That's how more and more truckerslong haul and short
haulare taking more payloads to market at lower cost
via the 118-mile,
multi-lane New Jersey Turnpike.
NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE AUTHORITY
New Brunswick, New Jersey