fuel costs

Four areas that affect fuel saving

Overdrive's Dollars & Sense columnist Kevin Rutherford explains how fuel-saving devices have to make a difference in at least one of four areas to be effective.

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Survey: Economy top concern

About 65 percent of U.S. executives say the economy is their number one concern, followed by fuel costs (23 percent).

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The Two-Truck Transition

The extra profit of a small fleet comes with the high price of investment, planning and stress.

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PIB TIP:  MANAGE COST OF TIME TO FUEL. The typical owner-operator carries 200 gallons of fuel or more, but buys only 100 gallons at a time and takes about 45 minutes per stop to fuel. Often it saves time to put 175 gallons in the tanks instead of continually topping off with 100 gallons or less. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business ...

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Dollars and Sense: Expect more pain before any gain

I predict some pickup in freight and rates in this fourth quarter, but the real upward climb will not begin until the second quarter of 2010.

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