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Fuel-Efficient Solutions for Your Utility Fleets

Fuel-Efficient Solutions for Your Utility Fleets

It is important to control how much fuel your utility fleet ends up using.

Fuel costs are one of the top operating expenses for your utility fleet. For many, fuel costs could account for over half of a fleet’s operating budget. While this can be a “wake-up call” for managers of fleets, it is particularly one for bigger fleets. Why? Because the bigger the fleet, the quicker the fuel costs add up. If you’re a fleet manager, you know all too well that you cannot control the price of fuel. What you are able to control is how much fuel your utility fleet ends up using. The smart way to take control is by making sure your technicians and trucks use fuel better. To that end, let’s take a look at some innovative ways to accomplish that. Read on to learn more!

Make Preventative Maintenance a Big Priority

Keeping trucks well-maintained and running optimally and efficiently gives you better fuel economy. You can achieve better fuel economy by:

  • Performing consistent maintenance checks
  • Cleaning diesel particulate filters and cleaning out air filters
  • Changing your engine’s oil
  • Keeping tire pressure at different levels
  • Aligning your tires correctly

Stop Any Unnecessary Idling

Plenty of utility trucks have high-powered engines that are required to drive air, hydraulic, and power needs. Leaving engines running on your job site when it isn’t necessary can bite into fuel economy and profitability since engines can burn up to 0.9 gallons of fuel each hour. Plus, unnecessary idling increases engine maintenance expenses and shortens engine life. Combat this by cutting the engine if running it isn’t needed for the job.

Consider Fuel Efficient Technologies and Equipment

A PTO, or power take-off system uses about 34% more fuel on average to supply the air, hydraulic, or other power needs compared to an auxiliary power unit system. To learn more about the best fuel-efficient solutions for your business, visit Howard Energy!

Partner with Howard Energy, Inc. for Alternative Fuel Supply and Services

We’ve moved! Howard Energy is now located at 34 Thomas Ave, Brooklyn, MD 21225.

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.

If you need cost-effective and convenient wholesale fuel and related fuel tank storage or monitoring services, contact us to get started. Call us at 410-647-1500, and visit our website. Stay connected with Howard Energy on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

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