Fuel

Fuel, Truck Drivers

5 Ways to Save Big on Fuel

According to a recent survey by the American Transportation Research Institute fuel costs represent 20 to 40 percent of fleet expenses. Carriers that can shave even a cent or two per mile can realize substantial savings. Recently we did a blog on apps that can help you save money at the pump. But, what about…

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Fuel, Trucking Tech

Fueling Up: The Best Apps to Keep Costs Down at the Pump

Death and taxes are said to be the only things in life that are inevitable. Truckers know there’s a third that’s just as unavoidable — fuel. You can’t do your job without diesel in the tank, but you can do something about how much you’re paying at the pump. Here are six apps to help…

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Fuel, Truck Drivers

Platooning: Follow the Leader to Fuel Saving and Operating Efficiency

If you’ve ever played “Follow the Leader” as a child, you’ll remember that one person is the leader, and the others follow along, copying whatever the leader does. In trucking there’s a similar concept where one truck (or a string of trucks) follows closely behind one another thus reducing wind resistance. Whether you refer to…

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Traffic Congestion Cost Truckers Nearly $50 Billion - Text Graphic

Fuel, Trucking Industry

Delays from Traffic Congestion Cost Truckers Nearly $50 Billion

The American Transportation Research Institute recently announced the results of its research into the cost of congestion to the trucking industry. That research calculated lost driver productivity due to traffic congestion totaled more than 728 million hours in 2014. That equates to 264,500 commercial drivers sitting idle doing absolutely nothing for an entire year adding…

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Fuel

Feds Say Don’t Expect High Prices at the Pump in Next 12 Months

Well, here’s some great news from the federal government, for a change. Heavy Duty Trucking’s Evan Lockridge reports that the U.S. Energy Department has lowered its forecast for diesel and gasoline prices for 2016. The department’s latest Short Term Energy Outlook from the U.S. Energy Department projects trucking’s main fuel will average $2.29 per gallon…

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