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January 6, 2011

Are Fuel Prices Going To Break Your Budget?

What is going on with diesel fuel prices? Let me try to give you my 2 cents - but please don't shoot the messenger

December 29, 2010

Happy New Year, Diesel Fuel Prices!

The good news about diesel fuel prices is they are only $3.294 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy's weekly report. Prices could be $4.854, like they were the summer of 2008. The bad news about diesel fuel prices is they are at the highest they've been all year

December 29, 2010

11 Trends to Watch for 2011

1. CSA will demand better safety performance The federal truck safety program formerly known as CSA 2010, now simply CSA for Compliance, Safety and Accountability, is widely viewed as a game-changer for trucking. It kicked into gear this month and will get up to speed over the coming year.

November 29, 2010

Why Diesel Fuel Prices Need Increased Taxes

Please wait a second before being upset at this headline

November 12, 2010

Diesel Fuel Prices Going Up, Fuel Management Needed If You Want Fuel Savings

Diesel fuel prices are going higher, because the Department of Energy told us so last week

November 1, 2010

Bad Fleet Fuel Auditing

Your company has worked hard to get the right fleet fuel program in place. You have picked the right fleet fuel card provider, and you may have negotiated and set up some fueling discounts with your fuel card provider

October 12, 2010

The Changing Face of Trucking, Part 3: The Rise of Third-Party Logistics

Werner Enter­prises has grown from a single-truck owner-operator in 1956 to one of the top truckload carriers in the U.S., with more than 7,000 trucks - but it sees its major growth coming not in trucking, but in the third-party logistics business

October 1, 2010

Fleet Management and Fuel Savings

Does anyone remember the days when the only time we thought about high diesel fuel prices was when OPEC decided to mess with us? Fuel cards use to be handed out and drivers would fuel at any place they wanted

September 15, 2010

Are Fuel Storage Tanks The Right Choice for Your Fleet?

Every fleet manager is never really sure if it is good to have fuel tanks on site or a real pain in the neck

September 10, 2010

Are You Comparing Apples to Apples on Fuel Prices? A Little Knowledge Can Go a Long Way

In this day and age of high-priced fuel, fleet managers need to have a fairly comprehensive knowledge of the fuel market. This was not always the case

September 2, 2010

Fuel Management and Seven Tips for Putting Together an Effective Fleet Fueling Program

People are always surprised to learn that over 1.5 percent of a company's fleet fueling budget goes to theft and that 81 percent of fuel thefts are an inside jo

August 26, 2010

Cheap Diesel Fuel Prices? A Distant Memory

For as long as anyone can remember, until recently that is, diesel fuel was always less expensive than gasoline which made things easy for fleet fuel managers

August 4, 2010

Fleet Fuel: A Look Back and a Glimpse Ahead

What a difference eight years makes in the world of fleet fuel. In May 2002 the average diesel fuel price was $1.30 a gallon and the percentage of that price collected in federal and state fuel taxes was 37 percent

July 20, 2010

The True Costs of Congestion

Truckload carrier Jet Express hauls dedicated, closed-loop freight, and has to give customers updates on delivery times every two hours

July 20, 2010

The Basics of the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return

Do the numbers 2290 and the date of Aug. 31 ring a bell? If not, you had better keep reading

July 14, 2010

Wow! My Fleet Fuel Card is Burning!

Every day we deal with thousands of fleet fuel transactions. Some fleet fuel card companies are better than others for customer service, discount deals, acceptance and informatio

June 30, 2010

Fuel Management When You Least Expect It

My guess is that most of you have a fuel management program. It is either real or it's in your head, but you believe you have an effective fuel program that is money saving when it comes to buying fleet fuel

June 23, 2010

Protecting Yourself From Lawsuits Part 2: Employment Bombshells

In employment there are a number of litigation bombshells waiting to explode into your face if you don't hear - and respond to - the ticking you should be hearing

June 15, 2010

The Changing Face of Trucking Part 2: Riding the Rails

In late 1989, truckload pioneer J.B. Hunt ventured into the intermodal business, moving truck trailers "piggyback" on flatbed railcars. The company moved 20 loads that first year. In 2009, it moved more than 900,000

June 11, 2010

In-Cab Navigation: How Did We Go So Long Without It?

Today, navigation capabilities using GPS technology are everywhere. Many new cars have built-in navigation units. You can find the nearest gas station or ATM on your smart phone

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