Category: Sokoils Group

Tis the season of giving…

Just this week I happily mailed to my client a $797 refund check obtained from their fleet fuel supplier. Last month, I happily mailed to the same client another refund check in the amount of $615 from the same fleet fuel supplier. Both refunds were the result of daily fuel audits that caught fuel pricing errors.

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Maintenance and Fuel, Whats the connection?

“Get your oil changed every 3000 miles” I can hear that clear as day from my late teens, it was my dad, drilling the most basic car maintenance and fuel management routine that a non fuel consulting expert can do. Right? Little did I know there was a lot more I could’ve done and still be doing to expand my fuel mileage out of my midsize SUV, and with prices these days it’ll feel like I have a fuel consulting

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Holiday Travel

This is the time of year where many people travel to see their loved ones. However as you may know your family may not be in walking distance. So people all around go near and far to see their family for the holidays; but every time someone gets on an airplane or in the car for that long journey, you should know that your carbon footprint gets bigger.

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Santa Does Fuel Management

Ok, not exactly but let me tell you a story. The other day this fuel consultant was asked to be Santa Claus for a family reunion. Without thinking much about that day, I said sure, why not. I thought quickly in my head, I never played Santa Claus and playing in front of 20 kids under the age of 14 years old sounds like fuel, I mean fun. Fleet fuel and fun, you readers know I sometimes get the two

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Go Green and Save Green

When December comes around it’s all about holiday cheer for most people, and even here at Sokolis Group we spread the joy. Green is our favorite color. Whether it’s our company’s Ford Fusion Hybrid car, or putting up an artificial tree at our office and even homes, we like being green. The environment is important, and we try to be proactive in making it a priority to have a carbon free footprint.

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Checking it Twice!

Tired of not having the time to check more into those fleet fuel invoices? Are you just signing off on them to get them off your desk? You really should be checking them twice! What about those fuel taxes that you are being charged on those fleet fuel invoices; are they correct? There are countless deferred and non-deferred fuel taxes in the U.S. that change based on where you purchased the fleet fuel, how you transported it, what type you

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Could This Be You?

When you’ve been in the fleet fuel management and fuel consulting business as long as we collectively have here at Sokolis Group, and seen as many fuel transactions as we have seen, almost nothing surprises us. But it may surprise you.

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Preventing Fuel Theft

With unsteady fuel prices it’s no wonder that fuel theft is rising and not all of it is from an outside thief. Many of the fuel thefts are in house thru managers, drivers and other company employees. Some of these ways are as simple as taking a few gallons at a time and selling them to a third party, others include drivers making extra stops to have some fuel siphoned and just fill up again on the companys dime a

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Fuel Management, Who are you?

As the President of Sokolis Group a fuel management and fuel consulting firm, I am always asked to advertise in trade magazines, news journals and other publications. Over the years we have tried a little bit of this and a little bit of that and it really hasn’t worked. Most marketing gurus might say you haven’t stuck with something long enough and hey they might be right. The way I look at it, it isn’t their fuel management dollars that

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How Could My Fuel Planning Be Effected

EPA MOVES ONE STEP CLOSER TO LIKELY REGULATION OF GREENHOUSE GASES The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent its final greenhouse gas (GHG) endangerment finding to the White House Office of Management and Budget for a 90-day review and approval. Click here and there more about GHG. The agency’s action follows the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in April 2007 finding that GHGs are pollutants. What would this mean to your fuel management? Good question. Since a company that operates a

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