Category: Sokoils Group

Fleet Fuel Fraud Can’t Happen To You? Are You Sure About That?

In fleet fueling there are many ways your employees can steal fuel from you. Most companies truly believe, it can’t happen to me. There theory is we have someone that spot checks that information sometimes. Our drivers make good money they would never risk losing their jobs. Why would anyone want to steal from us, we take care of our employees. When it comes to fleet fuel the fuel is liquid cash when it comes to stealing. Everyone would like

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Are You Fueling Good Today?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised its vehicle testing procedures in 2006 to help better reflect how people really drive in current conditions. The way you drive any vehicle affects how much fleet fuel you use, if you didn’t know. These new testing methods – whose results took effect with the 2008 model year – include factors such as high speeds, quick accelerations, air conditioning use and driving in cold temperatures. All of these items done incorrectly will cause

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Fleet Purchasing Policy

Most companies today if not all have credit cards. Most trucking companies need a way to pay for their fleet fuel. That’s not different than the rest of the fuel buying world, except it’s usually a lot more quantity. How a lot of them do this is by using a fleet fuel card. This is a good start to helping you buy and manage your fuel, but after that there are precautions you should take. I’d like to give you

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Poor Neglected Biodiesel

Toward the end of 2009 the Senate had its last few sessions and decided to focus its energy on Health Care Reform and neglected to address the extension of the Biodiesel tax credit, which expired on January 1st. Failure to extend the credit would not only effect the production of the clean burning fuel but would also lose near 23,000 ‘green’ jobs. Biodiesel is a clean burning alternative fuel. Produced domestically and from renewable sources, biodiesel can be blended with

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Failing Fleets

During the third quarter of 2009 405 fleets failed. An astonishing 14,135 tractors were taken off the road. I repeat 14,135 trucks were taken off the road. That’s an improvement from the previous years third quarter. Considering prices for fleet fuel were at an extreme level that isn’t saying much.

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Textbook Recipe

In case you don’t fuel up with diesel fuel, let me tell you the surge in the less-refined fuel’s prices have nearly mirrored gasoline’s recent rise. In just the last month, prices have jumped by more than 14%, to average $2.61 per gallon.

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Let is Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

When the weather outside is frightful, it’s important that drivers make sure their vehicles are prepared for wintery weather conditions. Snow and ice can turn a normally safe road into a slippery hazard. According to the United States Department of Commerce, “70 percent of the fatalities related to ice and snow occur in automobiles.” Sokolis Group recommends a few vehicle maintenance and safe driving tips to help families stay safer on the road this winter holiday season.

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“Time Is Money” for Energy

Given the recent economic turmoil and fragile recovery, the old adage “time is money” has never been more relevant. In the context of the energy business, time is directly related to the rate of change. And, more importantly, an organization’s ability to either proactively address that change or risk competitive disadvantage through delayed reaction. As it relates to customers served by Sokolis Group, the rate of change continues to accelerate. We are seeing greater fuel price volatility, stricter environmental regulations,

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Inventory, Inventory, Inventory!

With head splitting speeds the price for oil this past year has gone from $33 a barrel in early January of 2009 to tipping the $78 mark these few days. Having such a fluctuation in fuel can make any fuel management team dizzy. Many factors had contributed to the ups and downs of the fleet fuel world and a main one was the crude oil inventories. Crude oil saw a minimal decrease in September, while the rest of the year

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