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March 2017 Issue

Fleet Operations

A Review of the Fuels Institute Report: Assessment of the U.S. Fuel Distribution Network

By Keith Reid   Since its inception in 2013, the Fuels Institute has followed an aggressive research agenda. The topics have been varied and explored new ground, ranging from Shared Travel: Revolution or Evolution? to GHG Emissions from Light Duty Vehicles Powered by Natural Gas. This is in line with its charter as a think ...

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Putting Consumer Needs First as Autonomous Vehicles Hit the Road

January 16, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fleet OperationsComments Off on Putting Consumer Needs First as Autonomous Vehicles Hit the Road

Enterprise Holdings Inc., the largest car rental company in the world, delivered a strong argument for prioritizing consumer needs during a panel discussion at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), an annual consumer electronics and consumer technology...

Six Best Practices for Use of Cruise Control in Commercial Transportation

January 11, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Six Best Practices for Use of Cruise Control in Commercial Transportation

By Michael Davis   In commercial motor vehicle fleets, single vehicle run-off-the-road crashes and overturn crashes continue to challenge safety professionals and risk managers. Rollovers and run-off-the-road events account for a small number of all...

Weekly Price Review (December 31 – January 6)

January 9, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Right, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Price Review (December 31 – January 6)

By Dr. Nancy Yamaguchi   Oil prices surged last Tuesday. As the markets opened following the New Year holiday, prices hit levels that have not been seen for a year and a half. On Tuesday, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) opened at $54.20 per barrel (/b)....

Weekly Energy Market Situation, January 9, 2017

January 9, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, January 9, 2017

Markets Focus Again on OPEC Deal Output cuts may bring supply back only to pre-agreement levels Skeptical view of member compliance Thirteen million barrels added to product supply Natural gas prices could be forming a top   Sincerely, Alan...

PennDOT Applies to Make Pennsylvania National “Proving Ground” for Automated Vehicle Technologies

January 4, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fleet OperationsComments Off on PennDOT Applies to Make Pennsylvania National “Proving Ground” for Automated Vehicle Technologies

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently applied to a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) solicitation to be designated as an Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Pilot to facilitate the safe and innovative development of these...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, January 3, 2017

Oil Market Action Coming Back to “Normal” Product demand stabilizes around 20 million barrels daily in 2016 Propane expands its share of demand Product exports now greater than four million barrels per day Natural gas futures price curve turning...

Global Annual Sales of Electric Trucks Are Expected to Reach 332,000 by 2026, According to Navigant Research

January 3, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on Global Annual Sales of Electric Trucks Are Expected to Reach 332,000 by 2026, According to Navigant Research

A new report from Navigant Research forecasts sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks for each major world region, segmented by electrified powertrain type, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell, through 2026.   As...

Ford Adding Electrified F-150, Mustang, Transit by 2020 in Major EV Push; Expanded U.S. Plant to Add 700 Jobs to Make EVs, Autonomous Cars

January 3, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on Ford Adding Electrified F-150, Mustang, Transit by 2020 in Major EV Push; Expanded U.S. Plant to Add 700 Jobs to Make EVs, Autonomous Cars

Ford detailed seven of the thirteen new global electrified vehicles (EVs) it plans to introduce in the next five years, including hybrid versions of the iconic F-150 pickup and Mustang in the U.S., a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van in Europe and a fully...

Used Commercial Trucks: Lackluster Market Conditions Continue

December 19, 2016 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Used Commercial Trucks: Lackluster Market Conditions Continue

Analysts from NADA Used Car Guide published a report that observes that during this past month of November, wholesale depreciation continued to outpace depreciation in the retail sector. Additionally, auction volume was higher during the month, while retail...