Fuel consumption is one of the highest costs in the transportation industry. Improving fuel efficiency via technology and driver behavior results in substantial savings to the industry and its customers. Preliminary studies have found that roads and highways constructed of concrete may improve personal vehicle MPGs between 3%-5%.
CCC is taking part in a new study in cooperation with FIU and FC&PA to further study the impacts of concrete paving vs asphalt for the truckload transportation industry. During 2013, we will be conducting several controlled tests to measure the impact of the paving under various conditions. Improved fuel economy of 3%-5% would translate to billions of dollars in savings to the industry as well as improving the environment due to lower carbon and NOx emissions.