With fuel being a large expense for fleets, determining the most cost-effective method for purchasing for fueling your vehicles and equipment needs careful consideration. While there is no common method for everyone, what is common among fleets is the need to manage the cost of fuel and offset the risk of any fuel price volatility. Picking the method that will best match your specific requirements can help you take on this need head-on. There are a few different ways for buying bulk fuel. Read on to learn more!
Your fuel requirements all depend on some different factors. This ranges from the amount of equipment and vehicles, the size of fuel tanks, and if fuel is being used as it is delivered or if it is stored for future use. It is crucial to determine whether it is reserved for use in the future since diesel contains biofuel. If it is held on for too long, the biofuel can create issues that can not only contaminate your fuel but could damage the fuel system components. This costs you money for repairs and lost productivity from potential downtime.
Space, Location, and Equipment
Filling up the vehicles in one centralized spot rather than drivers spending time going to different retail sites is an obvious advantage of bulk fuel delivery over retail card locks and cards. But if your operations aren’t centralized and are spaced out over several years, bulk fuel might not be the best cost-effective or efficient option for fueling. In addition to a centralized spot, you need the right space to accommodate what is required for a bulk fueling job. This includes parking spots, fuel receiving, and dispensing locations.
Manpower and Expenses
While you could save time and money with some bulk fuel buying, it requires money, time, and manpower to establish and maintain the entire fuel site. To that end, conducting a solid analysis is crucial to decision-making.
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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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