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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: Fuel Cards, Fleet Cards, Audits, 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 Efficiency, 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

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Reverses Obama With Fuel Economy Review

Photo via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia.

Vowing to end the "assault on the American auto industry," President Donald Trump promised to reopen a federal review of fuel economy standards that was concluded in the waning days of the Obama administration at an event outside of Detroit.

Tags: Fuel Economy, CAFE Standards, Barack Obama, Elected Leaders, Donald Trump, Global

March 14, 2017 - Product News

Allison’s FuelSense 2.0 Allows Fleets to Improve Fuel Economy

Allison Transmission has announced FuelSense 2.0 transmission software, featuring DynActive Shifting, delivering up to 6% additional fuel savings beyond the original FuelSense software.

Tags: Transmissions, Allison Transmission, Allison Transmission FuelSense, Work Truck Show

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall after a Month of Increases

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell last week, breaking a month-long string of increases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

Derive Efficiency Hosts Track Day

Vehicles are lined up for the acceleration test, pitting calibrated vehicles with uncalibrated ones. Photo by Andy Lundin

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.

Tags: Fuel Management, Idle Reduction, Fuel Reduction, Derive Efficiency

March 6, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Inch Higher

Diesel prices in the U.S. have continued to move upward with a minor increase last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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

February 28, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Creep Upward for Third Straight Week

Diesel prices in the U.S. crept upward last week, continuing a three-week streak of modest increases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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

February 13, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise for First Time in a Month

Diesel prices increased for the first time in four weeks, but overall have remained nearly flat during the same period of time.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

January 30, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Down Slightly for Third Straight Week

Diesel prices in the U.S. were down by less than a cent, marking the third straight week of decreases since the start of the year

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

January 23, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall for Second Week in a Row

Diesel prices in the U.S. were down for the second week in a row, taking back some of the gains from the start of the year, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

January 17, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall After Six Weeks of Hikes

Diesel prices finally dropped after a month and half straight of weekly increases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices, Gasoline Prices

January 13, 2017 - Industry News

EPA Maintains Fuel Economy Standards Through 2025

Photo of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy via Chesapeake Bay Program/Flickr.

The EPA expects that automakers will raise fuel economy 10 mpg higher than the current fleet average by model year 2025.

Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, GHG Phase 2, CAFE Standards, Emissions Reduction

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