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Featured Driver: Joseph Redwine

Published: October 31, 2013

Joseph Redwine began driving when he graduated with his Class A CDL at Weatherford Community College in November of 2004. Out of work, Joseph searched to find a job that was recession proof and financially stable. Months of searching always led him back to the trucking industry as a reliable job, so he chose to take the reigns in a fleet driving Class 8 tractors. Redwine came from a truck-driving background and he knew this was right up his alley. Redwine joined the Bee-Line Lease Purchase program in March of 2013 and he instantly knew this was a company with a proven track record of stability and success. He knew he could be prosperous enough to help support him and his son and give them all life had to offer and more. He started the Lease Purchase program knowing he would become an owner-operator within 2 years.

In a short amount of time Redwine became a driver in our dedicated fleet, because of his dependable and on-time deliveries that Bee-Line is famous for. He has also mastered the MPG game which contributes to his success. At the start of his tenure with Bee-Line, he was running his truck around 5.5 miles to the gallon; he is now at 7.5 miles to the gallon and continually looking to improve that figure. Bee-Line has light freight and pays 100% fuel surcharge from the customer so this only means more money in his pocket.

Redwine Offers the following tips to become a Fuel-Management Master:

– Don’t idle and always stay at least 10 miles below the posted speed limit (never exceeding 65 on the highway).
– Fuel up at QT (Quik-Trip), which has been shown as a higher quality of fuel versus some of the competition giving a jolt to the truck of up to 0.5 mpg.
– For every fill-up, use Howell’s Fuel treatment which gave him an extra 0.2 mpg.
– Use Lucas Oil Treatment and Delo Oil.
– For every 20,000 miles, get a reliable oil change and use Cat Filters.
– He has recently installed Aero Flaps (2 for $100) on his truck & trailer which will give him 1/2 mile more by allowing the air to flow freely at the bottom of his truck & trailer.
– He recently installed Turbo 3,000D which puts a spin on the fuel that goes into the fuel-line which should give another 1/2 mpg.
– He is working on getting Air-Cell which will go into the air line and works to boost the air transfer giving him another 1/2 mpg.

Redwine’s proven methods for his cost efficient fuel management along with his on-time deliveries, drive and dedication makes him a successful Lease Purchase Operator. We are proud to have Joseph Redwine in the Bee-Line Family and look forward to many years of Success!