INDIAN LAND, S.C. (June 5, 2009)—Continental Tire North America Inc. has named Lillibridge Transportation Inc. the winner of its “Beat the Best” fuel savings contest.
A dry goods long- and regional-haul fleet from Urbana, Iowa, Lillibridge Transportation achieved a 7.01 miles per gallon average—only 14.3 gallons of fuel per 100 miles—during the competition, which began in April.
The company won a trip for four staff members to attend ContiSpeed, a racing experience near Charlotte, N.C. Attendees will have the chance to participate in autocross, karting and stock car driving at the Lowe's Motor Speedway.
The 10-week competition required participating fleets to track fuel consumption and mileage on a weekly basis for one truck equipped with Continental HSL2 and HDL Eco Plus tires and another truck equipped with new tires from any other national brand. Each fleet drove at least 10,000 miles with each truck, and winners were selected based on lowest gallons of fuel per 100-mile average on the truck with Continental tires.