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Multiple Markets and Suppliers Help Operators Get the Best Price on Fuel

July 1, 2014

Multiple Markets and Suppliers Help Operators Get the Best Price on Fuel

Diesel fuel and gasoline are the lifeblood of a truckstop and travel plaza. Not only are they high-priced items, there is little margin, so finding the best price on each load is crucial. Plus, operators need to keep a steady supply flowing and work to minimize disruptions during periods of peak demand or bad weather. Diesel fuel and gasoline are too important to truckstop and travel plaza operations to leave the purchasing up to chance. Operators said they are working with multiple suppliers, utilizing contracts and securing lines of credit to ensure they always have product available and are getting it at a good rate.

U.S. Diesel Fuel Prices Dip Below $4 a Gallon for Second Week

April 15, 2013

U.S. Diesel Fuel Prices Dip Below $4 a Gallon for Second Week

U.S. diesel fuel prices dipped below $4 a gallon the past two consecutive weeks, putting diesel 17 cents below its price this time last year.

National Average Diesel Fuel Price Decreases Four Cents

April 1, 2013

National Average Diesel Fuel Price Decreases Four Cents

The national average diesel fuel price decreased four cents for the third consecutive week, to $4.01 per gallon, 14 cents lower than last year at this time.

Get To Know Your Fuel Customers

January 1, 2013

Get To Know Your Fuel Customers

Knowing what products to stock and when can boost sales and profits for truckstop and travel plaza operators. Operators take time to get to know the drivers who come into their locations each day, but to foster long-term relationships, they must also get to know the corporate executives at the trucking companies where those drivers work.

West Coast Gas Prices Ease

October 22, 2012

West Coast Gas Prices Ease

Wholesale gasoline prices in California have started to decline after Gov. Jerry Brown allowed an early switch to winter-grade fuel.

Fuel Prices Decline for the First Time in 12 Weeks

October 1, 2012

Fuel Prices Decline for the First Time in 12 Weeks

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), last week diesel and gasoline fuel prices fell for the first time in 12 weeks.