Its 6:45PM and dinner’s on the table back home and your family is waiting, but you’re still at the office working on four different projects. Two of those projects need to be finished by Noon tomorrow. Sound familiar? That’s the business environment we live in today. Do more with less. 60+ hour work weeks. Lean initiatives. And let’s not forget the proverbial if it’s not broke don’t fix it. How do you make improvements in your business if you simply
People are creatures of habit. We wake up at the same time, eat the same breakfast, stop at the same coffee shop etc. Fueling up our vehicles is no exception. We go to the same gas station, grab a lottery ticket, pump the gas and continue on with our lives without even stopping to think about it. But what if you did stop and think about the price of fuel? Are your drivers fueling at the lowest price station in
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that the price for U.S. on-highway diesel fuel fell eight-tenths of a penny to $3.871 per gallon, the second consecutive increase. (The EIA is the statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy.) The national average price is 1.9% or 7.4 cents lower than at this time last year.
The DOE reported the national cost for diesel fuel prices fell four-tenths of a penny to $3.879 a gallon. After coming off 2 straight weeks of increases it’s nice to see a fall back. The national average diesel fuel cost is 11.2 cents lower than a year ago at this time.
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
Although, I think we could all use a little luck o’the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day. And, who wouldn’t like to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, or at least some extra “green” added to their corporate bottom line? This is especially true for those of us working hard in the fleet fuel management industry. We may be feeling green today, but not as it relates to Ireland and shamrocks. We are just sick. Sick
Headlines everywhere screaming gloom and doom; uncertainty in the Middle East, shaky stock market, oil prices up again week after week after week. And to pour salt on our wounds, the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) reported the second largest one-week increase in gasoline prices in past 20 years! This hurts the general public, but is especially painful to those of us in the fleet fuel management industry. People feel stuck, helpless. In the midst of all the bad news
Yes, we all know diesel fuel prices are killing your fleet management budget. For you fleet managers, diesel fuel prices are just hitting your fleet fueling costs it is also starting to increase other costs associated with petroleum products. Bridgestone Tire for example just increased a 12% increase in fleet companies tire cost effective immediately. Why? Increased costs in raw materials and energy costs that is leading the way to your fleet management programs costing you more to get the