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December 9, 2009

Put Your Fleet Fueling Policy in Place For 2010, Part II

In last week's Friday Fuel, we talked about how to put your fleet fueling policy in place. Today, we have eight tips that will make your fuel management program more effectiv

December 3, 2009

Put Your Fleet Fueling Policy in Place For 2010, Part I

As a new year quickly approaches, it's an ideal time to review current policies that your company has in place

December 1, 2009

Shippers Look for More Than Freight Rates: An Interview With NITL President Bruce Carlton

Bruce Carlton is president and CEO of the National Industrial Transportation League, which represents shipper interests in Washington, D.C. Here's an edited version of an interview with Carlto

November 30, 2009

7 Strategies For Better Customer Relations

Coastal Pacific Xpress is bigger now than it was three years ago - and it's done so while being choosy about its customers, even through the recession

November 19, 2009

Fuel Management or Fuel Inventory? That is the Question

As we approach the Thanksgiving season and Black Friday, it's time for us to look at where the fuel market is and how it could affect your fuel management program. There are clearly mixed signs in the fuel marketplac

November 12, 2009

Don't Let the Weather Freeze Your Deliveries

Preventive maintenance prior to the onset of the cold weather is an important factor in keeping your fleet on the roa

November 10, 2009

Outlook 2010: Slow Turn Ahead

Skim the economic news headlines online, and they'll likely leave you scratching your head. What do all these numbers really mean

November 5, 2009

The Future of Fuel Prices

"Forecasting anything beyond 90 days makes witchcraft look like some sort of exact science." That was the caveat of Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst for the Oil Price Information Service, when we asked him about his oil and diesel price prediction

November 5, 2009

Is Your Fuel Management Ready for Winter?

Every year the transportation industry faces new challenges during the winter months, and this year is no different

November 2, 2009

Shipper-Carrier Relations: Coca Cola Supply Looks for a Better Way

We're at a familiar point in the business cycle, a dismal one from the perspective of many carriers

October 28, 2009

Fleet Fuel Card Shopping

Your company has decided to get its first fleet fuel card, or perhaps you are tired of your current vendor. How do you go about shopping for the right fuel card

October 16, 2009

The Bees Are Still Buzzing: Handling Fuel on a Daily Basis

Summer may be over, but our offices are still beehives of activity. In the fleet fuel management business, it never seems as if there are enough hours in the day or days in the wee

October 13, 2009

Mobile On-Site Fueling

If you are exploring ways to improve your fuel management program, on-site fueling could be the right solution for your fuel planning process

October 9, 2009

Fleet Fuel Price Negotiating: Details, Details

Many companies large and small have no idea how to negotiate fleet fuel prices and discounts.

September 29, 2009

How Do You Audit Your Fleet Fuel Invoices?

The Sokolis Group performs a lot of audits of fleet fuel invoices, reviewing hundreds of thousands of fuel transactions a month

September 25, 2009

Get More Work Out of Your Work Trucks

Maximizing fleet productivity starts with getting the most out of your vehicles

September 24, 2009

Lease vs. Own: Re-thinking Truck Ownership As Technology Changes

Several years ago, many fleets thought owning their own trucks made the most financial sense

September 24, 2009

Fleet Fuel Margins: Are You Paying Too Much?

Fleet fuel suppliers for over-the-road, bulk, retail, and mobile fleet fuel are no different than any other business. They are in business to make a profit, just like you

September 15, 2009

Who's Watching Your Fuel Program?

Who's watching your fuel program? Sounds simple, right? Not so fast.

September 11, 2009

Successful Fuel Management Program Equals Discipline

It's the beginning of football season, so let's talk about blocking and tackling your fuel management program. When you say "blocking and tackling," it sounds so hard.

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