Category Archives: mobile fueling

Is Fueling Time Impacting Your Drivers’ Availability?

Time is money, how many times have we all heard that? We all know it’s true, particularly when it comes to fleet management. The recent changes to the Hours of Service (HOS) regulations have definitely created some challenges for companies that need to maximize their drivers’ productivity.

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Is Your Fuel Management Ready for Winter?

Every year the transportation industry faces new challenges during the winter months, and this year is no different.  Among those challenges, many states have mandated biodiesel blends while many have mandated idling restrictions. To add to that, fleet fuel prices are rising, and weather forecasters are predicting a colder and snowier winter than any in recent memory. And with the early showing of winter weather in many states, they may be right.

Truck breakdowns are certainly more prevalent during the cold winter months, and proper care and maintenance is critical to keep your fleet rolling. Here are a few tips that can help you stay on the road with as few problems as possible:

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Even the FBI Hasn’t Investigated Their Fuel Purchases

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General recently released their audit findings regarding the FBI’s fleet fuel procurement program.  A number of deficiencies were identified with the FBI’s purchasing controls including not verifying quantities and prices invoiced by their fuel suppliers.  You might find it surprising that the FBI didn’t pay close attention to these details but fuel management is obviously not one of their core competencies.  In fact, it’s easy to do a web search and find many government audit reports that identify significant issues with their associated departments’ fuel procurement procedures.

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Does Fueling Time Reduce Your Drivers’ Availability?

Time is money, how many times have we all heard that? We all know it’s true, particularly when it comes to fleet management and Hours of Service (HOS) regulations can create challenges for companies that need to maximize their drivers’ productivity.

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What’s Causing the Truck Driver Shortage?

Fleet Fuel ManagementLook up news stories on the trucking industry, and you’re likely to find a lot of coverage of the nationwide driver shortage.

According to the American Trucking Association, the industry had a shortage of 38,000 drivers in 2014, a number that was expected to jump to nearly 48,000 by the end of 2015. The average age of the American truck driver is 49, which means the industry expects to see a significant number of retirements in the next 10 years. Continue reading What’s Causing the Truck Driver Shortage?

Is Fueling Time Impacting Your Drivers Availability?

Time is money, how many times have we all heard that? We all know it’s true, particularly when it comes to fleet management. The recent changes to the Hours of Service (HOS) regulations have definitely created some challenges for companies that need to maximize their drivers’ productivity.

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Delivery Fuel Audit Example of a Mobile Fuel Transactions

Mobile Fueling holds a labor cost savings value to customers that choose to use it. In many instances auditing these type of transactions internally in more difficult as the transactions may not process to the card vendor at time of delivery.

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Hours of Service Ruling in, Ever Think About Mobile Fueling?

The verdict is in and the hours of service law stands up in court. What does that mean for your business? As a Fuelman, I am thinking how will it affect our clients or potential clients? We all know that safety is first and foremost when it comes to this law, but when you run your own business, it really comes down to time management. If you only have X amount of hours in the day to make X amount of deliveries and you can’t do it, that means you’re out buying new trucks and hiring new drivers to get the same amount delivered as before.

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Is Fleet Fueling Free Falling?

Look for your fleet fueling prices of diesel fuel prices and gas prices to take a turn down over the next couple of weeks. A lot of action is happening in the oil world. Fuel prices were falling several dollars a barrel already this week which is good news to your fuel management programs. Then what I believe was a little out of the blue, the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve decides to release 60 million barrel of oil over the next 30 days to help reduce fuel prices. Wow! Lower diesel fuel prices please to meet you. For some companies this might be the difference between having a good year or having a poor year. A company’s fuel management solutions are usually the keep to help drive lower diesel fuel prices.

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Expect the Unexpected For Diesel Fuel Prices and Gas Prices

I was going to write an article on Friday about what happened to all of those people, who way back when, predicted $100 a barrel for crude oil and increased diesel fuel prices and gas prices right along with it. In fact, I admit, I was one of those people. Wasn’t almost everyone? Well, many things have happened since then.

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