Fuel Management

Backup generators, which may be refueled only once or twice a year, need diesel fuel maintenance to ensure they function when needed. Photo: Shutterstock

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How to Maintain Stored Diesel Fuel

Diesel fuel stored for long periods of time — such as in backup generators — is prone to degradation. This can lead to equipment failure when the time comes to use it. Here’s what fleet managers can do to maintain their stored diesel fuel.

DSNY’s dyno-equipped evaluation facility in Queens, N.Y., proved the engine stop-start system’s concept was sound, and it’s saving substantial fuel in real operations.  Photos: Effenco

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Engine Stop-Start System Saves Fuel for New York's Trash Trucks

New York City’s Department of Sanitation has been testing an engine stop-start system with impressive fuel savings.

CK-4 motor oil was developed to improve oil performance and longevity and improve miles per gallon. (Illustration: American Petroleum Institute)

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New Motor Oils Are Coming - Are You Ready?

New motor oils are coming to truck engines and lubricant marketers near you this December; here's what you need to know.

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Conquer Your Fuel System Implementation

Implementing a fuel management system takes work. But with the ability to reduce fuel theft and yield valuable data for preventive maintenance, working to overcome those challenges can pay off.

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How to Implement a Fuel Hedging Program

Fleets can manage the risk of rising fuel prices with financial instruments known as fuel hedges.

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Gas vs. Diesel: The Bad Investment Only Fleet Managers Know About

Choosing to purchase gasoline engines instead of diesel ones for Class 3-6 trucks may be an unpopular decision, but it’s the right one.

Judicious use of the accelerator can result in significant fuel savings. Photo via Wikipedia.

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Why Fleets Shouldn't Adopt Hypermiling Techniques

Hypermiling techniques can deliver impressive fuel economy and cost savings with lower fuel usage, but the driving techniques used by hypermiling hobbyists often run counter to a fleet's primary goal to increase safe driving and reduce higher-risk driving.

The City of Norfolk, Va., owns two fueling stations and supplements fuel purchases at retail sites using a fuel card. Photo courtesy of City of Norfolk

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Fleets Find Savings in Fuel Price Fluctuations

A drop in fuel prices beginning in July 2014 allowed some fleets to save money on fuel costs. Whether locking in lower prices or putting money back into the general fund, fleets were relieved about the short-term savings.

The 2014 Hino 195H hybrid service truck utilizes hybrid electric drive technology to reduce fuel consumption by up to 30% over that of a conventionally powered truck. Photo courtesy of Sonoma County

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Hybrid Service Truck Reduces Fuel Costs

The addition of a hybrid-electric field service truck helps the Sonoma County, Calif., fleet increase the number of field services while minimizing fuel consumption.

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Do Anti-Idling Technologies Work?

Four fleets share their experiences with anti-idling devices on patrol cars and trucks — and their plans for the future.

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As fuel costs continue to fluctuate, find ways to best keep your expenses under control. With constant new fuel technology and methods emerging, find out what is best for your fleet and what should be avoided. Below, finds news and information regarding oil and gasoline trends, fuel strategies, resale channels and vehicle residuals.

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