A new survey of truck fleet owners representing more than 50,000 vehicles shows a favorable opinion for the use of biodiesel fuel, an alternative fuel that burns cleaner than traditional diesel fuel, according to Waste News
magazine on March 30.The survey of 53 fleets on behalf of the National Biodiesel Board found that 91 percent of the respondents are in favor of the fuel, which can include any fat or vegetable oil. Forty-five percent are already using biodiesel fuel, with many using a 20 percent blend of biodiesel fuel mixed with traditional fuel oil. A majority of fleet managers who responded to the survey indicated that truck manufacturers’ level of support for biodiesel would affect future purchase decisions, the Biodiesel Board said. The National Biodiesel Board is a nonprofit trade group representing the biodiesel industry. Copies of the survey results and final report are available at www.biodiesel.org/fleet_report.