This tip came from a 2014 Equipment World Contractor of the Year finalist Landon Floyd of Precision Pipeline in Cedar City, Utah: Have all your guys park their personal vehicles in the yard one day and drive them out to the site in a van or have them carpool. Make them leave their keys at the office. Before they come back, go out and start all their trucks and let them idle for an hour or so. When they see their vehicles running and their fuel gauges falling, explain to them that’s how you feel every time you see a piece of your equipment idling in the field for no good reason. Problem solved.
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