The answer should be both. You and your fuel program should be working together in harmony. However, with diesel fuel prices going up and down like a yo-yo, and your work schedule getting busier, not easier, it probably feels like neither is winning. And, why?
Perhaps you feel helpless against rising fuel costs. And, in fact, they are out of your control. Even minor fluctuations in pricing can have a big impact on your bottom line. Your focus on crude oil and gasoline is magnified because you have a daily need for them. Gasoline is powering your cars and diesel fuel is moving your trucks down the highway. However, keep in mind, prices on all commodities change constantly. There are so many being traded each and everyday that you don’t worry about, let alone even heard of. When’s the last time you checked out the current trading price for pork bellies? Well, don’t bother. Focus instead on putting a good fleet fuel management program in place that will gain you control, cost savings and less worry.... Read More