Do we sound like a broken record now that diesel fuel prices have gone up nine straight weeks. The cost for your fleet fueling didn’t hurt as much this week with only a .8 cent increase to $3.438 a gallon nationwide. It does make diesel fuel prices 65 cents higher than this time last year. Ouch. Listen here fellow fueling cost watchers. The gloves are off when it comes to where your fleet fueling costs are going to go. One word ok, maybe it’s more like several words. Egypt. Middle East. The increase already in crude prices of $6 a barrel since this new twist to your fleet management budget started to unravel on January 1.
It really takes simple math as anything goes up in price it becomes more valuable to steal so as diesel fuel prices have made it almost 60 cents higher than this time last year, the theft of peoples fleet fueling has gone up. Diesel fuel price over $3.40 a gallon have caused increase fueling theft, not to the levels of a couple of years ago but the fleet fueling price isn’t that high yet…
This time last year you were sitting at your desk thinking my diesel fuel prices aren’t that bad, if it stays this way my fleet fueling cost for the year should be good. The fueling price at the time was $2.879 nationally. Let your fleet companies operation roll forward to January 10, 2011 now all of a sudden you wake up and realize your diesel fuel prices have jumped to $3.333 a gallon, your fleet fueling price is up it just was at $3.00 on October 4, 2010 what is happening to my fleet management, every fleet manager or fuel manager or Director is saying. You don’t need to just be talking about it, act on it with Sokolis Group. Your fleet companies trucks were pulling into a truck stop and fueling up with 100 gallons of diesel fuel on your fleet card 3 months ago. The same fleet card is being used today, you are fueling 100 gallons and its costing your fuel management system an additional $33.30 per truck. Wow, does your fleet fueling need help. Real fuel consulting and fuel management help.
Diesel Fuel Prices Will Raise, Use Fuel Management System Too Keep Fleet Fueling Control
If you live in almost anywhere in the East/Northeast your fleet companies trucks better had its fueling done before Sunday night for good fuel management. I was fueling my car on Sunday. Why? Everything takes longer in the snow when it comes to fleet fueling or fuel companies delivering. The roads are a mess, the fueling islands are a mess, let’s just say everything is a mess when it comes to heavy snow.
I know diesel fuel prices that is all we talk about lately but we aren’t the only ones talking about fueling. In FleetOwner, Sean Kilcarr wrote this below about diesel fuel prices.
Fleet cards, fuel cards and mobile fueling have become increasingly popular over the past few years for a vast array of reasons. They quickly and easily fleet companies employees to fueling up quickly or having their fuel savings come from a fuel companies, mobile fueling operation fueling.
U.S. retail diesel fuel prices have sold at a premium over gas throughout 2010, and petroleum market watchers said global competition for the fleet companies main fueling likely means that will not change any time soon not matter what mode your buying fuel cards, mobile fueling, fleet cards in your fuel management.
Coming to the end of 2010 we have all heard plenty about hybrids especially with the diesel fuel prices of fuel hitting an all time high in 2008. Many of us drive hybrid powered cars (Sokolis Group owns one), know someone who does, or see them on the road daily. I’m all for driving a hybrid. In most cases they make sense because their fleet fueling efficient and they are more environmentally friendly. The only problem I have with any hybrid is the Smart Car which doesn’t look to me like a safe vehicle. Any type of accident and I don’t like my chances inside that thing, I don’t care how much money it could save on my diesel fuel prices; but that’s another story!
As diesel fuel prices keep going higher all fleet companies need to take paths to achieve fuel savings. It seems every year the transportation industry faces new perils during the winter months and this year is no different. Currently the weather forecasters are predicting not only one of the coldest, but the snowiest in the last five (5) years. Among the challenges above and beyond the weather, diesel fuel prices are on the rise again and most states and many municipalities have mandated idling restrictions.