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February 12, 2018 - Industry News

Gasoline Falls for First Week This Year

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The national average gasoline price fell 3 cents to $2.58 for the week ending Feb. 12 following steadily increasing prices since the start of the year, reports AAA. It was the first weekly decline as tracked by the group.

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

February 6, 2018 - Industry News

Gasoline Rises to $2.61 Per Gallon

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The national gasoline price average increased three cents to $2.61 per gallon for the week ending Feb. 5 for the sixth consecutive weekly increase, according to AAA.

Tags: AAA, Gasoline Prices, Fuel Costs

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.58 Per Gallon

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Higher demand for gasoline in January has pushed pump prices higher, as the national average gasoline price increased four cents to $2.58 per gallon for the week ending Jan. 29, according to AAA.

Tags: AAA, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

New Vehicle Fuel Economy Hits Record High for MY-2016

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The fuel economy of new cars and trucks in the U.S. for model-year 2016 was 24.7 miles per gallon, 0.1 mpg higher than MY-2015, which is a record high.

Tags: Fuel Economy, New Vehicle Sales, 2016-MY

January 23, 2018 - Press Release

Pennsylvania Vehicle Management Bureau Deploys CalAmp Tool

The partnership between Pennsylvania and CalAmp is intended to reduce costs and increase efficiency of the Commonwealth's Bureau of Vehicle Management.

Tags: Pennsylvania, CalAmp, Telematics

January 22, 2018 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Halts Diesel Powertrains for Passenger Cars

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

Mercedes-Benz will no longer offer diesel powertrains for its passenger cars in the United States, but will continue to produce diesel variants of its Sprinter Vans, Autoblog reports.

Tags: Diesel, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

January 22, 2018 - Industry News

Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.54

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The national gas price of unleaded gas raised by one cent to $2.54 from last week, as demand for gasoline for the month of January decreased modestly, though the amount of inventory increased.

Tags: AAA, EIA, Gasoline Prices, Fuel Costs

January 17, 2018 - Industry News

Gasoline Prices Jump to $2.53 Per Gallon

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The national gas price of unleaded gas raised four cents to $2.53 from last week, as demand for gasoline for the month of January was the highest it has been since 2011, according to AAA.

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

January 9, 2018 - Industry News

Gasoline Prices Flat at $2.49

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The national gas price of unleaded gas remained flat at $2.49 from last week, maintaining what were the highest gas prices to start the year since 2014, according to AAA.

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

January 3, 2018 - Executive Fleet News

Volvo Offers Fueling, Washing Services in Seattle

Volvo will offer its owners in Seattle several concierge services through a smartphone app to fill the fuel tank or have the vehicle washed while the vehicle would be parked.

Tags: Volvo, Dealers, Mobility, Vehicle Washing

January 2, 2018 - Industry News

Gasoline Prices Jump to $2.49 Per Gallon

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The national average price of unleaded gasoline jumped 5 cents to $2.49 per gallon in the first week of 2018 and has reached a level not seen since 2014 during the week that starts the new year, according to AAA.

Tags: AAA, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 27, 2017 - Industry News

Holiday Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.44 Per Gallon

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The national average gasoline price increased two cents to $2.44 per gallon for the week ending Dec. 26, as more drivers hit the road for the holidays, according to AAA.

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

December 20, 2017 - Press Release

U.S. Bank Voyager Partners with Fuel Distributor

U.S. Bank Voyager has formed a partnership with fuel distributor Pinnacle Petroleum, the bank has announced.

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

December 18, 2017 - Industry News

Gasoline Falls 3 Cents to $2.45 Per Gallon

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The national average price of gasoline fell 3 cents to $2.43 for the week ending Dec. 18 and has reached a level that's 12 cents cheaper than a month ago, according to AAA.

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

December 15, 2017 - Industry News

EPA and DOE Release 2018 Fuel Economy Guide

Photo: U.S. Department of Energy

Vehicles from Hyundai, Chevrolet, BMW, and Volvo rank among the most fuel-efficient cars in their respective classes.

Tags: Toyota, Chevrolet, Volvo, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, EPA, Fuel Economy, DOE, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

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

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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

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