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February 6, 2012

Free tires and 11 mpg

Just recently, I stopped in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where I spent one of the finest days I can remember touring Mesilla Valley Transportation with Jimmy Ray, the co-founder and equipment guru of this dry freight carrier. Mesilla Valley, or MVT as they call it, is a stand-out fleet, one of the largest in New Mexico and West Texas. It’s just a stone’s throw away from historic Old Mesilla, a particularly noteworthy monument to the pioneering west.

MVT itself is a pioneer in many ways. It probably has the best fleet fuel mileage of any trucking operation in North America.