Green Fleet

City of Lincoln Settles Bad Diesel Shipment Lawsuit

January 06, 2011

LINCOLN, NE - The City of Lincoln agreed to settle a lawsuit for $40,000 over a shipment of bad soy diesel fuel believed to have damaged 25 City transit buses, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.

The City's mass transit carrier StarTran began having problems with its buses not starting after receiving 21,000 gallons of soy diesel fuel in 2008. Testing confirmed it was caused by "injector and fuel pump clogging from the fuel," according to the suit.

The suit alleged the supplier was negligent for providing the City with bad diesel, which led to the need to replace fuel pumps and injectors that cost nearly $100,000, plus lab testing, the newspaper reported.

The City originally sought $101,000, but settled because the cost would be less expensive than going to trial, according to the Journal Star.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Recent Topics

At the City of Kirkwood, charging out direct labor hours is taken very seriously and one of my technicians posed a very good question....

View Topic

Is a bachelor's degree truly necessary in order to become a fleet manager, or does achieving certification as a CAFM or equivalent carry...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1134 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) is an organization that works to assist, educate, and share knowledge across the vehicle remarketing industry.

Read more

Alternative Fuel Locator

Use the Alternative Fuel Locator to find stations near you.

Launch Alternative Fuel Locator