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June 10, 2010

Life Is Like Fuel Management: You Never Know What You're Going to Get

I had a pretty moving experience last week, and it has led me to think about a lot of things in life

May 26, 2010

Take the Wild Card Out of Fuel Management

Have you have been to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or the horseracing track? Have you ever bet on a football game? Do you ever feel like you're going to win

May 18, 2010

Protecting Yourself From Lawsuits

New safety initiatives under way at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will reshape the legal landscape for trucking, say industry lawyers

May 13, 2010

Et Tu Greece? Makes For Crazy Ride on the Fleet Fuel Express

Greece provided help last week to the fleet fuel markets helping drive down fuel costs by over $11 a barrel for crude oil and near 30 cents a gallon for diesel fuel

April 29, 2010

Fuel Prices are Pumping Up!

If you read last month's feature article we talked about all of the negative things that were happening that we believe will cause fleet fuel prices to go up throughout the rest of the year

April 15, 2010

Can Fleet Fuel Fraud Happen to You?

In fleet fueling there are many ways your employees can steal fuel from you. Most companies truly believe, it can't happen to me

March 30, 2010

Is Bio Fuel Dead for Your Fleet Fuel Program?

We aren't going to say that just yet. But Congress has sure made it difficult for that market. As most of you know, the $1 a gallon tax credit went away at the end of 2009

March 19, 2010

Spring is in the Air.....and There's Water in my Tank!

April showers bring May flowers ... but you might already have water in your fuel tank

March 11, 2010

The Changing Face of Trucking: Part I

Once upon a time, you had truckload companies, less-than-truckload companies, warehousing/logistics companies, rail intermodal companies, port drayage companies, and brokers. But today, the lines are blurring

March 4, 2010

Fuel Management Lost at Sea

Fuel Management might be lost at sea, but it hasn't gained any demand on land either. What are we talking about?

February 3, 2010

Fleet Fuel Prices: What are They Now?

How many of you forget something that you were going to do today, but you won't remember until tomorrow? I know everyone's hands would be raised if we were in a fleet fuel seminar.

January 27, 2010

The Motivation Behind Mobile Fleet Fueling

There are only a few things that are out of the hands of fleet fuel managers; the price of fuel itself may be one of them. But there are other ways to still have a handle on your fleet fuel

January 18, 2010

Controlling Fuel Efficiency When Fuel Prices Are Unpredictable

&newsThere have been so many discussions on oil and fuel prices these last few weeks, especially with prices soaring up to $84 in early January to taking a dramatic hit back down to $80 only three days later

January 14, 2010

Why Oil Does What It Does When It Comes to Prices

Last week's Friday Fuel included a discussion on some factors that drive oil prices such as current weather conditions and stockpiles, or inventory, around the worl

January 7, 2010

Oil's Ups and Downs

Oh, the commodity of oil, how its price changes and bends at the drop of a hat. Since December, when prices were at the $70 mark, oil has taken a ride all the way up to $82 earlier this week

December 17, 2009

Looking Back: 2009 Fuel Management in Review

In 2009, things started off like a lamb and at times felt like a lion, but we certainly didn't see the scary lions in fleet fuel buying, as we did in 2008

December 17, 2009

Be Safe, Not Sorry With Fuel Management During the Holidays

We are less than a week away from the full-blown holiday season. As part of your company's fleet management program, are your trucks ready to be sitting still for several days during the back-to-back holiday weeks

December 16, 2009

Japanese Truck Market: Takeaways for the North American Trucking Industry

The Japanese economy has remained in a state of recession for the better part of this current decade. The Japanese truck industry therefore has come to rely on export sales to not only remain stable but also to grow

December 14, 2009

Dispatchers and Overtime: Forty Miles of Bad Road

The latest threat to the transportation industry is not rising fuel costs or clogged highways, but rather, the inevitable wave of lawsuits by dispatchers claiming that they are entitled to overtime pay

December 14, 2009

Get Ready For Onslaught of New Rules From OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has made it clear that it's back in the rulemaking business, with a sling of new labor rules in the pipeline for 2010 that trucking companies ought to be aware of


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