Biodiesel Ranks First

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jun 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Each December the NTEA—The Association for the Work Truck Industry—conducts their comprehensive Fleet Purchasing Outlook survey to gain insight on the commercial vehicle landscape.

The survey results were released in March and showed that when it comes to alternative fuels and fleets, biodiesel rules. 

The survey found that not only is biodiesel the most commonly used alternative fuel option with 18 percent of fleets on board, it is also the number one alternative fuel choice for future interest—meaning more fleets are planning to continue using biodiesel or are planning to start using biodiesel.  

So what makes biodiesel the alternative fuels winner? And why are more and more fleet managers choosing biodiesel as their “go to” alternative fuel option? 

Here’s why….

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The 7 Driver Services that Your Company Should Have

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jun 7, 2016 11:48:13 AM

Think of the investment you have in your drivers and vehicles. Now think of how it would affect your
operations and bottom line if a driver were stranded in the middle of nowhere and unable to be at a job site or make a delivery. Or low on gas with no idea where to find fuel. Unfortunately, these scenarios happen every day and the outcomes are not good—unhappy customers, frustrated drivers and lower productivity.

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5 Things To Avoid When Purchasing Bulk Fuel

Posted by PS Energy Group on May 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

With all the day-to-day responsibilities fleet managers face, including managing drivers, fleet replacement, security and maintenance, compliance with government regulations and tracking and diagnostics of vehicles, one that affects nearly all areas of fleet operations is fuel—its procurement, price and management.

Buying fuel can be a slow and complex process that is difficult to manage. If too much time is spent organizing fuel deliveries, it may be time to consider taking the fuel burden off your shoulders and purchasing fuel in bulk.

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What You Should Know About Diesel Hedging and Swaps

Posted by PS Energy Group on May 17, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The price of fuel is constantly fluctuating. It can spend weeks in a steady decline, followed by an overnight upswing. So, say you own a fleet of trucks, construction equipment, or other vehicles that rely on large, regular amounts of diesel fuel in order to do business. A sudden, unexpected surge in diesel prices can cut into your bottom line and harm your business. So how can you keep your fuel costs steady and manageable over time? Use a method called diesel hedging.

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Common Myths About Fuel Efficiency

Posted by PS Energy Group on May 3, 2016 10:48:00 AM

When it comes to fuel economy, most people are well aware of the tried-and-true methods that help save money on gas. “Don’t crank the AC,” and “Ease the pedal to the metal” are two of the more obvious ones that come to mind.

What about this one: Coasting down a hill in neutral helps conserve gas.

Not only is this illegal and dangerous, it is false and there are studies that prove that engines in neutral actually do use gas. But believe it or not, this is a fuel economy myth that many people mistakenly think is true.

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Fossil Fuels

Posted by PS Energy Group on Apr 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM

They are the world’s primary energy source. They are non-renewable and can’t be replenished in a short period of time. Burning them causes air pollution, which contributes to acid rain, smog and global warming.

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8 Tips for Fleet Managers to Save on Fuel Costs

Posted by PS Energy Group on Apr 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Fuel costs are generally a fleet’s largest expense, as much as 60% of total operating costs.  This amount of expense makes it necessary to take steps to reduce fuel costs.  It is not just good for your bottom line, it is also good for the environment, as increased fuel efficiency also helps reduce carbon emissions.

To curb fuel use and reduce fuel costs, there are all kinds of options to consider:

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How Mobile Fueling Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Posted by PS Energy Group on Mar 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Imagine this scenario:

You arrive at your worksite to find all your vehicles fueled and job ready before your drivers have arrived for the day. Even better—you have a report in your inbox detailing the number of gallons fueled, the type of fuel dispensed and the odometer reading for each vehicle. Now you notice in the report, a .08 savings per gallon over the price at the pump.

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Find Out About Alternative "Green" Fuel Options

Posted by PS Energy Group on Feb 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM
With budgets constantly under pressure and fighting for every penny, fleet managers must look for areas to stretch dollars, target savings and turn what could be considered a negative into a golden opportunity.

Here’s some fuel for thought: With a fleet’s biggest expense being typically fuel, consider breaking away from gasoline and diesel and adapting an alternative fuel solution for your fleet. Alternative fuels can help maximize fuel efficiency, lower fuel costs, reduce pollutant emissions, bump-up your bottom line and yes, stretch those budget dollars.
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How Supplier Diversity Can Grow Value of Your Business

Posted by PS Energy Group on Feb 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM
If you are looking for a tip on how to grow the value of your business and gain a competitive edge, one that the executives in the C-suite at Georgia Power, Ryder, Duke Energy, Southern Company, Frito-Lay, Microsoft or Delta Air Lines might pass along is:

Take a closer look at a supplier diversity program and commit to making it a core part of your business strategy. In order to ensure your program is successful, get your executive team on board.
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