Every year the transportation industry faces new challenges during the winter months, and this year is no different. Among those challenges, many states have mandated biodiesel blends while many have mandated idling restrictions. To add to that, fleet fuel prices are rising, and weather forecasters are predicting a colder and snowier winter than any in recent memory. And with the early showing of winter weather in many states, they may be right. Truck breakdowns are certainly more prevalent during the cold winter
When it comes to finding the most cost-effective way to fuel their fleets, many companies choose to put a bulk fuel tank on their property. With this choice comes challenges, such as paying to insure the tanks, and meeting environmental regulations. But these are obstacles that companies can overcome with careful planning. Buying and installing a bulk fuel can be costly, but your company can also realize substantial net savings compared to alternative fleet fueling options…assuming your tank doesn’t “leak.”
Most people and companies believe that their diesel fuel prices are going to be lower if they have a bulk tank. This might be true for straight fuel savings. It is certainly easier for a fleet manager to have his drivers put their fleet card in a fuel card reader at their home depot after they have paid lower diesel fuel prices.