Fight High Fuel Prices with Fundamentals & SmartWay

The recent run-up in fuel prices for gasoline and diesel has commercial truck fleet managers and operators once again re-evaluating their fuel strategies and options. Last week, the Department of Energy reported diesel rose 5.3 cents to $4.157 a gallon — its fifth straight increase. This is highest price for diesel in about four-and-a-half years. Gasoline also rose significantly with nine consecutive increases and it has reached a high unseen since last October at $3.747. In periods like this it’s a good idea to focus on fundamentals when you are operating a fleet of trucks or even just one truck. [Read more…]

Rising Pump Prices Fuel More Gas and Diesel Thefts

Rising fuel prices for gasoline and diesel have made consumer and commercial trucks easy targets for crooks looking to steal fuel. One recent media report from Hickory, N.C. noted that over 400 gallons of gas, valued at nearly $2,000, were pilfered from the parked trucks of area businesses.  [Read more…]

Higher Fuel Prices Persist

Last January, “Move Ahead” posted a piece titled As Diesel Prices Rise Truck Fleets Seek Solutions.  At that time we speculated a diesel price déjà vu scenario may be developing.  Since our original post prices for on-highway diesel fuel and gasoline have continued to rise. [Read more…]

As Diesel Prices Rise Truck Fleets Seek Solutions

While the trucking and logistics sectors continue to spring back from the Great Freight Recession it looks like a diesel price déjà vu scenario may be developing. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration on-highway diesel prices have continued to climb and some trucking industry experts expect the fuel prices to stay that way. [Read more…]