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December 12, 2017 - Industry News

Gasoline Declines to $2.46 Per Gallon

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The national average price of gasoline continued its December decline by falling two cents to $2.46 for the week ending Dec. 11. The largest drops came in the East Coast and Midwest regions, according to AAA.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel Costs, AAA, EIA

December 11, 2017 - Industry News

California Looks into Per-Mile Tax to Replace Fuel Levy

The state of California uses fuel taxes to pay for infrastructure improvement and repair – but could change that. Photo via CalTrans

The state of California commissioned a report by CalTrans to look into the viability of a mileage-based tax on all vehicles to eventually replace the tax on fossil fuels.

Tags: Caltrans, California, Fuel Tax, Infrastructure Funding, Western States Trucking Association, VMT, Taxation, Alternative Fuels

December 11, 2017 - Industry News

GM Enables Fuel Purchases From the Dashboard

Photo courtesy of GM.

Drivers of General Motors vehicles will be able to purchase Shell fuel and other products or services from their dashboard using a new digital platform known as GM Marketplace, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Connected Car, General Motors, Shell, Fuel Management, Mobility, ExxonMobil

December 7, 2017 - Industry News

New Vehicle MPG Dips to 25 in November

Photo via EveryCarListed/Flickr.

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in November was 25 mpg — down 0.1 mpg from October.

Tags: Fuel Economy, UMTRI, Trends

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

Gasoline Drops to $2.48 Per Gallon

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fell again by three cents to $2.48 to start the month of December, continuing a two week slide in prices, according to AAA.

Tags: AAA, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

Gasoline Falls to $2.51 Per Gallon

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fell three cents to $2.51 following the Thanksgiving holiday, and has been getting cheaper for the past 10 days, according to AAA.

Tags: AAA, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel Costs

November 20, 2017 - Industry News

Gasoline Prices Falls Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fell 2 cents to $2.54 per gallon to start the Thanksgiving holiday week that's expected to see the most travel in 12 years, according to AAA.

Tags: AAA, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel, Holiday Travel

November 20, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Increases Use of Renewable Natural Gas

The parcel delivery company is working to increase its usage of renewable natural gas (RNG). Image courtesy of UPS.

UPS agreed to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year from Big Ox Energy. This is the largest investment in RNG to date for the company, and the agreement runs through 2024.

Tags: UPS, Natural Gas Vehicles, Renewable Natural Gas, Biomethane, Delivery Fleets, LNG, Biofuels

November 14, 2017 - Global News

Toyota Brings Mirai to Australia

Photo: Toyota

Toyota did not provide a timetable for when the Mirai would hit the market in Australia, but a smaller, cheaper version of the car is rumored to be released in 2019.

Tags: Toyota, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Australia, Toyota Mirai

November 14, 2017 - Product News

WEX to Launch Chip-Based Fleet Card in 2019

Photo courtesy of WEX.

WEX Inc. will begin offering a more secure chip-based payment card to its fleet customers in 2019 and plans to test the new card in 2018, according to the company.

Tags: WEX, Payment Cards, Big Data, Mileage Reports, Fuel Costs

November 14, 2017 - Industry News

Gasoline Jumps to $2.56 Per Gallon

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The national average price for unleaded gasoline increased 9 cents to $2.56 per gallon for the week ending Nov. 13, according to AAA.

Tags: AAA, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel Costs

November 10, 2017 - Industry News

New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.2 in October

Photo via EveryCarListed/Flickr.

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in October was 25.2 mpg — down 0.1 mpg from September, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Tags: Fuel Economy, UMTRI, Trends

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

Only Fuel Tax Hike Can Deliver on Infrastructure Promise, ATRI Says

Photo: Jim Park

It will take nothing less than an increase in the federal tax on motor fuels if President Trump’s vision for a trillion-dollar investment in the nation’s infrastructure is ever to be realized. That’s the stark conclusion of a new report just issued by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Tags: ATA, Fuel Tax, Highway Funding, ATRI, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

November 7, 2017 - Product News

WEX, Citibank Added to GSA Fuel Card Contract

WEX, Inc. and Citibank N.A. have been authorized to provide card and payment services to federal agencies that manage fleet vehicles under a new contract for GSA SmartPay 3 that runs for 14 years, WEX has announced.

Tags: GSA, Procurement, GSA Contracts, WEX, Citibank, Payment Cards

November 6, 2017 - Industry News

Gasoline Demand Reaches Highest October Level in 15 Years

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The demand for gasoline in late October was at the highest level since October of 2006, which pushed the nation's average price of a gallon of regular unleaded to $2.53 on Nov. 6, reports AAA.

Tags: AAA, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

November 1, 2017 - Product News

Wal-Mart to Start Accepting Fleetcor Fuel Card

Walmart stores will begin accepting Fleetcor's fuel cards under a new agreement between the two companies, Fleetcor Technologies, Inc. has announced.

Tags: Wal-Mart, Fleetcor, Payment Cards

October 31, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Fuel Tax Hike Nullifies Winter Fuel Savings

Photo by Vince Taroc.

While gasoline prices fall in most areas of the country with the shift to winter-blend fuel, California drivers will continue to pay higher prices as a result of a new state law that increases the price of gasoline by 12 cents per gallon.

Tags: Winter Driving, California, Gasoline Prices

October 30, 2017 - Industry News

Gasoline Rises to $2.47 Per Gallon

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded increased 1 cent to $2.47 in the past week as prices have shown some volatility depending on the region, reports AAA.

Tags: AAA, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

October 27, 2017 - Press Release

U.S. Bank Voyager Network's Fleet Card Adds Chip

The U.S. Bank Voyager Network is adding a security chip to its fleet card that will be available in the summer, Mastercard and U.S. Bank have announced.

Tags: Voyager Fuel Card, U.S. Bank, MasterCard, Payment Cards

October 27, 2017 - Industry News

WEX Moves Maine Headquarters to Portland

Photo of headquarters ground-breaking courtesy of WEX.

Fleet fuel card provider WEX, Inc. has begun construction on a new headquarters in Portland, Maine that will provide 100,000 square feet of space in a four-story mixed-use development, the city has announced.

Tags: Headquarters, WEX

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

Is White House Considering Fuel Tax Increase for Infrastructure?

Photo: Jim Park

Published reports indicate that the Trump administration may be willing to push for a hike in the fuel tax to help pay for the president's promised $1 trillion in infrastructure investments.

Tags: Fuel Tax, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

October 25, 2017 - Product News

WEX Extends Fuel Card Contract with Sheetz Convenience Stores

WEX Inc. has agreed to a 10-year extension of a contract with Sheetz, Inc., a family-owned convenience retailer, to provide WEX fuel cards, the Portland, Maine-based company announced.

Tags: WEX, Payment Cards, Small Fleets, Convenience Stores

October 24, 2017 - Industry News

EPA, CARB Approve VW's 3.0L Emissions Fix

Photo courtesy of VW.

The updates will affect luxury 2013-2016 model-year diesel Porsche Cayenne, Volkswage Touareg and 2013-2015 Audi Q7 SUVs.

Tags: CARB, Volkswagen, EPA, VW Diesel Scandal

October 24, 2017 - Industry News

Pump Prices Continue to Fall

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The southern states experienced the biggest decrease in prices this month as the Gulf Coast increased oil production.

Tags: AAA, EIA, Diesel Prices, Hurricanes, Gasoline Prices

October 17, 2017 - Industry News

Gasoline Falls to $2.47 Per Gallon

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fell 2 cents to $2.47 for the week ending Oct. 16, as fuel prices level out and return to pre-hurricane levels, reports AAA.

Tags: AAA, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Hurricane Harvey

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