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December 15, 2017 - Industry News

EPA and DOE Release 2018 Fuel Economy Guide

Photo: U.S. Department of Energy

Vehicles from Hyundai, Chevrolet, BMW, and Volvo rank among the most fuel efficient cars in their respective classes.

Tags: toyota, chevrolet, volvo, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, EPA, Fuel Economy, DOE, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

December 4, 2017 - Industry News

N.Y. Municipality Moves to Fuel Cards

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The City of Ogdensburg, N.Y., is removing its two 6,000-gallon fuel tanks used for storing diesel and gasoline and will begin using fuel cards for its 90-vehicle fleet.

Tags: Outsourcing, Fuel Management, WEX, Fuel Cards

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

Minn. County Increases Fuel Economy With Vehicle Software

Pictured: One of the sheriff's office vehicles equipped with Derive Efficiency. Photo courtesy of Dakota County

In a pilot of vehicle calibration software, Dakota County, Minn., fleet vehicles saw an 8% average drop in fuel consumption.

Tags: Idling, Fuel Efficiency, Derive

November 22, 2017 - Industry News

New York Municipality Adds EVs, Charging Stations

Photo via NCDOTcommunications/ Flickr.

The City of Yonkers, N.Y., recently completed $400,000 of clean energy projects, including the purchase of hybrid electric city vehicles and the construction of nine charging stations.

Tags: EV Charging Stations, Alternative Fuels, Chevrolet Volt, Procurement

November 17, 2017 - Industry News

Mass. University Audit Finds Fuel Card Abuse

The audit recommended that Salem State University develop a comprehensive fuel card policy to ensure accurate and efficient use of the program. Photo via Fletcher6/Wikimedia

An audit of Massachusetts’ Salem State University revealed that the university lacks efficient oversight of its fuel card program for university vehicles.

Tags: University Fleets, Massachusetts, Audits, Fuel Cards

November 14, 2017 - Product News

WEX to Launch Chip-Based Fleet Card in 2019

Photo courtesy of WEX.

WEX Inc. will begin offering a more secure chip-based payment card to its fleet customers in 2019 and plans to test the new card in 2018, according to the company.

Tags: WEX, Payment Cards, Big Data, Mileage Reports, Fuel Costs

November 7, 2017 - Product News

WEX, Citibank Added to GSA Fuel Card Contract

WEX, Inc. and Citibank N.A. have been authorized to provide card and payment services to federal agencies that manage fleet vehicles under a new contract for GSA SmartPay 3 that runs for 14 years, WEX has announced.

Tags: GSA, Procurement, GSA Contracts, WEX, Citibank, Payment Cards

October 18, 2017 - Industry News

S.D. County May Use E-30 Fuel

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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.

Tags: Ethanol, Fuel Management, Ethanol Blends

September 29, 2017 - Industry News

Webinar Explores Ways to Keep Fuel Costs Under Control

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank Voyager.

Explore the many ways fuel costs can get out of control and how you can stop it.

Tags: Voyager Fuel Card, Fuel Costs, U.S. Bank, Fuel, Fuel Budgets

September 19, 2017 - Industry News

S.C. City Transitions from On-Site Fuel to Fuel Cards

One of the undeground fuel tanks being removed in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Photo courtesy of City of North Myrtle Beach

Officials from the City of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., say the move to fuel cards will save money and avoid potential environmental risks once the city's four underground fuel tanks are removed.

Tags: Fuel Management, Payment Cards

September 6, 2017 - Industry News

Piedmont Natural Gas Opens CNG Station in N.C.

The Hickory fueling station is open to commercial fleet vehicles and the general public. Photo: Piedmont Natural Gas

The station is located in Hickory, North Carolina, and is the company's 11th public refueling station.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, Fuel, Piedmont Natural Gas

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

Conn. City Reduces Fleet by 8%, Fuel Costs by 26%

Photo courtesy of City of New Britain

The City of New Britain, Conn., has reduced its fleet by 7.8% and its fuel costs by 26%, according to its annual fleet report. The fleet reduction is higher than Mayor Erin Stewart’s 5% fleet reduction goal.

Tags: Fleet Reduction, Fuel Costs

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

Audit: La. Fire District Failed to Monitor Fleet Card Use

Photo via Wikimedia/Ken Kistler

The procedural report analyzed finances of the St. Tammany (La.) Fire Protection District No. 2, focusing on credit cards and fuel cards.

Tags: Audits, Payment Cards, Fire Equipment

July 11, 2017 - Industry News

Forecast Calls for Continued Low Oil, Fuel Prices

Average diesel prices are forecast to rise only a little this year and into 2018. Graphic: U.S. DOE

Lower than earlier forecast crude oil prices are expected to translate into continued low prices at the pumps for both diesel and gasoline, according to a new U.S. Energy Department report.

Tags: Economy, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

July 5, 2017 - Industry News

Gasoline Heads Lower to $2.23 Per Gallon

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The national average gasoline price continues to move lower, falling to a level not seen since the Independence Day holiday in 2005, according to AAA.

Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel

June 6, 2017 - Industry News

New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Remains at 25.3

Photo via EveryCarListed/Flickr.

The May value is up 5.2 mpg since October 2007, the first month of monitoring by UMTRI. This value is 0.2 mpg below the peak of 25.5 mpg from August 2014.

Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, UMTRI, Trends

May 30, 2017 - Industry News

Mich. Senators Support Fuel Economy Bill

Michigan's U.S. senators are backing a proposal that would allow automakers to apply credits for model years as far back as 2009 to help them meet future standards to require their car and truck fleets to average 41 miles per gallon by 2021.

Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, Elected Leaders, CAFE Standards, Michigan

April 25, 2017 - Product News

WEX Adds Driver Messaging to ClearView Platform

WEX Inc. of South Portland, Maine, has introduced its next-generation platform as ClearView Advanced, which adds features that help fleet managers better identify drivers who purchase expensive gasoline and send them messages.

Tags: Telematics, NAFA Institute & Expo, WEX, Big Data, Fleet Management Software, Drivers

April 6, 2017 - Industry News

National Park Runs Biodiesel Year-Round

Photo courtesy of REG

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.

Tags: Biodiesel, Fuel Management, National Parks, Alternative Fuels, Winter

April 5, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. City Reduces Fuel Use With Vehicle Calibration

Photo courtesy of City of Ontario

In a successful pilot of anti-idling software across a variety of its vehicles, the City of Ontario, Calif., saw a fuel use reduction of 16%, prompting its fleet manager to call for expanded use.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Derive, Idling

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Increase to Start the Month

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. increased for the first time in a month, ending a streak of three straight weeks of price drops, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department

Tags: Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel

March 31, 2017 - Industry News

Renewable Fuel Boosts Diesel's Dominance, Tech Forum Says

Screenshot via Neste YouTube

Alan Schaeffer of the Diesel Technology Forum also cited data showing that in emissions-sensitive southern California, more particulates come from brake dust and tire wear than from heavy diesel trucks.

Tags: Emissions, Diesel Engines, Diesel Technology Forum, Renewable Diesel

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Governor's Fuel Tax Would Fund Infrastructure

Photo of Gov. Jerry Brown via Wikimedia.

California's Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed raising gasoline taxes and vehicle fees to raise $5 billion per year to repair the state's crumbling streets, highways, and bridges.

Tags: California, Fuel Tax, Taxation

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Hit Lowest Point Since Mid-December

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell again last week, bringing the price to its lowest level since Mid-December when the average price was $2.49 per gallon.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall; U.S. Crude Production Slipped in 2016

Source: EIA

The price of diesel fuel continued to slide last week, as the latest numbers from the Energy Department show a two-week trend of falling fuel prices.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

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