TAG SEARCH RESULT: Fuel Management

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October 31, 2017

Fuel Card Fraud Is on the Increase

Since 2016, there has been an ongoing uptick in fuel card fraud. In light of this, it is important for companies to develop a fraud prevention strategy addressing misuse, slippage, and outright fraud.

October 18, 2017

S.D. County May Use E-30 Fuel

Brown County, S.D., will develop a plan to use a 30% ethanol blend — E-30 — in its fleet vehicles. The move would help drive the local agriculture economy and reduce costs.

June 21, 2017

Forecast Is for Fuel Prices to Remain Low for the Foreseeable Future -- Maybe Longer

Conventional wisdom in the fleet market is often wrong. If we roll back the calendar, the conventional wisdom about fuel prices was that there would be ebbs and flows in price per gallon rates, but the overall price trajectory would trend upward. The flaw with conventional wisdom is that it only works when no new variables are inserted into future projections. A case in point is the shale oil revolution, which now has experts predicting oil prices will remain flat for the foreseeable future.

April 6, 2017

National Park Runs Biodiesel Year-Round

Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota runs biodiesel blends of up to B-20 year-round, despite temperatures that fall to an average low of minus 7 degrees. A proper winter additive prevents problems.

March 13, 2017

Derive Efficiency Hosts Track Day

On March 3, Derive Efficiency hosted a track day for public and private fleets and the media, showing the differences in performance between a stock vehicle and one calibrated for optimum efficiency.

November 4, 2015

Long Beach Switching Heavy Fleet to RNG From LNG

The City of Long Beach (Calif.) has transitioned its heavier vehicles to run on renewable liquid natural gas (RNG) and is discontinuing the use of fossil liquid natural gas (LNG) to reduce emissions and fuel costs, according to the agency.

October 16, 2015

Operating Costs Flat for Third Consecutive Year

Calendar-year 2015 marks the third consecutive year that fleet operating costs have remained stable compared to the past three years, primarily due to the continuing softness in gasoline and diesel prices. Replacement tires, the second highest operating cost, were stable due to the ongoing softness in commodity prices, primarily rubber and oil, while increased maintenance intervals contributed to lower maintenance costs for fleets. The forecast is more of the same for CY-2016.

June 5, 2015

Chicago Fleets Saved 25M Fuel Gallons Last Year

The commercial and government fleet members of the Chicago Area Clean Cities saved more than 25 million gallons of petroleum in 2014, which reduced fuel consumption and improved air quality, according to the group.

November 3, 2014

TMC to Focus on Future of Fuel at Annual Meeting

The Technology & Maintenance Council announced a “Fueling the Future” theme for its 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, taking place in Nashville, Tenn.

May 7, 2014

AT&T Conserves Water, Fuel Through Fleet

The telecommunications giant has reduced water, fuel usage both in California and nationally with conservation programs and alt-fuel adoption.

November 4, 2013

Feds Develop Alt-Fuel Analytical Tool

Several federal environmental agencies have developed an online calculator for fleet managers that helps estimate gasoline usage, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollutant emissions, and the cost of ownership of vehicles.

January 17, 2013

What Percentage of Your Budgeted Fleet Dollars are Wasted?

How much of a fleet’s annual budgeted dollars are wasted? Is it 5 percent, 10 percent, or even more? In my mind, eliminating waste is the proverbial low-hanging fruit. Before implementing new fleet initiatives requiring new dollars, let’s make our No. 1 priority to stop the waste of existing dollars. Let's examine the fleet-related areas that are rife with waste and discuss the protocols you need to minimize it.

November 8, 2012

No Silver Bullet to Fleet Emission Reductions

Vehicle fleets are key contributors to a company’s overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but they do offer a way to make quick emissions reductions. Since most companies replace approximately one-third of their fleet vehicles each year, they can structure selectors to favor more fuel-efficient models; however, there is a limit to this strategy. The reality is that there is no single silver bullet to fleet emissions reduction — it requires a multi-pronged approach.

April 10, 2012

Proven Petroleum Reduction Strategies

By transitioning to higher mpg vehicles, the State of Washington’s fleet cuts fuel costs by more than $750,000.

November 27, 2011

Clean Cities Resource/Tool Tip

Get answers to your technical questions about alternative fuels, advanced vehicles and fuel efficiency from the Clean Cities Technical Response Service.

January 21, 2011

Chula Vista Heavy-Duty Fleet Goes Green with Biodiesel Tank

CHULA VISTA, CA - Using federal stimulus funds, the City of Chula Vista installed a 12,000-gallon biodiesel tank at its Public Works Corp Yard, used to fuel the City's 125 heavy-duty fleet vehicles that include fire engines, dump trucks, and excavators.

January 10, 2011

Pros and Cons of ‘Right-Sizing’ Vehicles to Increase Fuel Economy

Reducing vehicle fuel consumption and increasing fuel economy is one of the top challenges for fleet. However, some veteran fleet managers caution to research before buying.

December 30, 2010

City of Concord Installs Anti-Idling Equipment

CONCORD, NH - The City of Concord is installing new idling-reduction equipment, purchased with federal stimulus money, that could result in $8,000 in fuel savings annually.

November 8, 2010

California Rated Best in Oil Dependence Reduction Strategies

NEW YORK - A report from the National Resources Defense Council on oil dependence ranked California highest in its policies to promote clean energy technologies and reduce oil dependence. In addition, it stated that 25 states currently have policies mandating stronger fuel efficiency standards for the state fleet.

October 28, 2010

Atlanta Aims for 15 Percent Alt-Fuel Vehicles by 2012

ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed unveiled a Power to Change sustainability plan with the goal of making Atlanta a top 10 city for sustainability. Changes include reducing fleet fuel consumption and ensuring that 15 percent of the city fleet is using alternative fuels by 2012.

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