A quick glance at any truck stop’s signage will reveal some crazy expensive numbers. The average cost of gas is more expensive than ever in 2022, and especially for diesel. Price pressure continues to grow, and fueling companies are looking for a feasible solution to deal with it. The countless factors that influence prices, like geopolitical conflicts, foreign and domestic production capability, logistical expenses, government regulations, and more, are beyond the control of most transportation companies in the United States. However, there are a few different things that can be done to help improve fuel efficiency and stretch those expensive gallons as far as humanly possible. Read on to learn more!
Automated Manual Transmissions
Testing has shown that any AMT-equipped fleets slightly improve fuel efficiency. Consider this if you’re looking to add something to your fueling fleet system.
Low Rolling Resistance Tires
Rolling resistance is fully responsible for around a third of the fuel cost of a modern-day class 8 truck. The Environmental Protection Agency has an initiative that is aimed at helping supply chain sustainability.
Van drivers could add trailer skirts and rear wigs, relatively inexpensive additions that will slightly improve fuel economy. Any flatbed drivers should take care to make sure their load height is as short as possible to minimize any wind resistance.
Correct Tire Inflation
For each one psi drop in pressure that your tires have, the under-inflated tires can then lower the overall gas mileage by 0.3 percent. Correctly inflating your tires will also help extend their lifespan, which reduces another common expense that many fleets that to contend with each day on the roads.
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At Howard Energy, we fully understand how your business depends on a reliable and steady supply of gasoline and diesel fuel to keep your operations at its peak. As a family-owned, commercial full-service gas and diesel fuel supplier, Howard Energy has been serving companies across Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern VA for over 25 years.
Our team of experts has a thorough knowledge of the petroleum industry to devise commercial and retail fueling solutions. As a result, we use our keen insight to build strong partnerships with commercial trucking, construction, manufacturing companies, and more. Howard Energy is proud to bring our products and services to gas stations, car dealerships, marinas, and beyond – 7 days a week with no surcharge on holidays or weekends.
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