Archive for the ‘Fuel’ Category

Why Do Semi-Trucks Use Diesel?

Friday, January 19th, 2018
Have your ever wondered why semi-trucks use diesel? We have the answers.

Have you ever wondered why semi-trucks use diesel? We have the answers.

Have you ever wondered why semi-trucks run on diesel engines? There are many benefits of using diesel in semi-trucks, mainly because they are so much heavier than cars and often carry heavy loads. Here are some facts about diesel engines, the difference between diesel and gas, why semi-trucks use diesel. (more…)

Tips to Improve the Fuel Economy of Your Tractor Trailer

Friday, February 10th, 2017
Improving Fuel Economy

Use these fuel economy tips to help you save some fuel and money!

One of the largest expenses that every truck driver or fleet manager encounters is fuel. Costs add up whether you’re sitting in traffic or zipping down the highway at 65 miles per hour. Here are some simple tips to help improve the fuel economy of your tractor trailer and more efficiently use your gas (and money!). (more…)

How to Improve Fuel Efficiency with Your Semi Truck

Friday, August 5th, 2016
fuel efficiency

Better fuel efficiency practices can save you big time at the pump.

Whether you’re a semi-truck driver or managing a fleet of trucks, minimizing your fuel costs can save you a ton of money. Gasoline and diesel costs add up quickly in an industry that relies on pickups, deliveries, and travel time. And since semi-trucks are so heavy, their fuel efficiency isn’t great to begin with. Semi-trucks only get about 6.5 miles per gallon on average. Here are a few tips that can save you at the pump. (more…)

Tips to Improve Freight Truck Fuel Efficiency

Friday, April 1st, 2016
freight truck fuel efficiency

Diesel fuel can get expensive when you run a fleet of freight trucks. Check out these fuel efficiency tips!

Improving the performance of a truck and freight truck fuel efficiency not only directly leads to lower costs over time, but can also contribute to lengthening the life of any vehicle. In trucking or haulage related businesses, a third of the running costs can be spent on fuel alone, this can lead to astronomical savings. This all comes down to several factors. The factors which decide whether or not peak freight truck fuel efficiency is achieved or not include: the habits of the driver, the quality of vehicle maintenance, and truck upgrades. The driver, however, makes the single biggest difference when it comes to freight truck fuel efficiency. (more…)

Increasing Fuel Efficiency With Smarter Tire Practices

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
fuel efficiency

You can increase fuel efficiency through smarter tire practices

As a truck driver, you’re constantly looking for ways to increase your fuel efficiency. The different ways to accomplish this goal are many, with varying degrees of success. (more…)

Thin-Oil for Virginia Trucking Companies

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Oil for a Virginia Trucking Company is the second-most important resource behind trucks.  As what literally keeps business running smoothly, oil is a precious resource that drives a large portion of local and national economies.  So when fuel economy becomes an issue, then companies need to consider changes in order to keep business progressing at a strong pace.

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Baltimore Trucking Companies Await Diesel Drop

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Diesel Prices

In the past couple of years as the nation continues to watch the price of fuel continue on its roller coaster, we have always found a trend. No matter the cost of gasoline, diesel fuel has always sat slightly above the cost of gas. The difference has never been by much, typically within a dollar range, but within the past couples the prices of gas have dropped reasonably with the price of diesel remaining the same.

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Price of Diesel Fuel Drops

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

 

Diesel Fuel Prices DropDid you know?

The price of diesel fuel has dropped to $3.835 (as of August 19), making the national average price 6.5 cents lower than this time last year. Now is the time to fill up your tank! This is the seventh week in a row that the average price has fallen. Check out a few of the US regions’ price decreases:

  • Central Atlantic: 1.4 cent decrease
  • Lower Atlantic: 1.2 cent decrease
  • East Coast: 1.2 cent decrease
  • Gulf Coast: 1.1 cent decrease

However, California had a .2 of a cent increase in price of diesel fuel.

As of August 19th, 2014, the average costs of diesel in a few of the US regions are as follows:

  • West Coast: $4.015
  • Gulf Coast: $3.739
  • Midwest: $3.78

It’s important to remember that fuel is not the same price everywhere, especially those who work in the freight transportation field. Be sure to stay up to date with current fuel prices in the region in which you are driving so that you can get the best deal!

 

At Evan Transportation, we employ staff and drivers with years of trucking experience who know the industry well in order to better serve our customers. Since 1992, the team at Evan Transportation has worked to become leaders in the trucking industry and is committed to developing long-term relationships with customers. We offer transportation for a number of products that include food and beverages, paper products, retail, steel, lumber, and more.  

 

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Source: http://www.overdriveonline.com/diesel-price-hits-9-month-low/

 

Increasing Fuel Efficiency

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Summer Storm SafetyIf you’re in charge of a fleet of tractor-trailers or semi trucks in Baltimore, you’re probably always looking for ways to conserve fuel. By making small changes, you can increase fuel efficiency, allowing the trucks to run longer and smoother, and ultimately saving money within your company. Take a look at these 5 tips for increasing fuel efficiently in your Baltimore fleet.

  1. Oil changes. By using synthetic oil and high-capacity filters, there is less stress put on the engine. Synthetic oil also retains its lubrication abilities for a longer period of time, allowing your engine to run smoothly even in extreme temperatures.
  2. A high-flow exhaust system and a high-flow air filter. Let your motor breathe! If the exhaust systems haven’t been repaired after years of driving, it has probably accumulated rust and has been worn down. Have your trucks inspected to see if replacement of the muffler and pipes is necessary. By installing high-flow parts, you will increase the efficiency of the motor, and you probably won’t have to replace these parts again!
  3. Tires & tire pressure. Tire pressure should be checked often to make sure that there are no air leaks, which can affect fuel efficiency. Opposed to what some might think, bigger tires actually reduce fuel efficiency, so it is best to stay with a dependable all-weather light truck tire.
  4. Helper springs. To continue on the topic of tires and tire pressure, helper springs assist in the suspension of the tires. If too much pressure is put on the tires, the truck will have to work harder, which means more fuel is used. Helper springs will adjust to the weight or load of the truck, relieving the tires from being too worn down.
  5. Spark plugs. Keeping an eye on your spark plugs is important because the color of them can tell you a lot about your vehicle, and your engine in particular.  If they’re discolored, it could either mean that the truck is using too much fuel, or that it’s not using enough. When checking spark plugs, the O2 sensor should also be examined.

By following these tips, your Baltimore tractor-trailers and semi trucks will be more fuel efficient in no time. If you have any more questions about fuel efficiency, give Evan Transportation a call at 443-673-3365 or visit our contact page.

At Evan Transportation, we employ staff and drivers with years of trucking experience who know the industry well in order to better serve our customers. Since 1992, the team at Evan Transportation has worked to become leaders in the trucking industry and is committed to developing long-term relationships with customers. We offer transportation for a number of products that include food and beverages, paper products, retail, steel, lumber, and more.  Follow us today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

Source- http://www.businessfleet.com/channel/maintenance/article/story/2013/03/10-ways-to-maximize-fuel-efficiency-on-older-trucks.aspx?prestitial=1

Diesel Fuel Price Falls After Sharp Increase

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Truckers across the country are breathing a sigh of relief as the price of diesel fuel continues to fall after several weeks of significant increases. “The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended April 7, down another 1.6 cents to $3.959, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Asministration,” Overdrive Online reports. Since March 17th the price of diesel has fallen by 6.2 cents. In the 5 weeks leading up to March 16th, the price had skyrocketed by 14.4 cents.

Still, there are plenty of areas of the country where the price of diesel is more than $4 a gallon. The most expensive diesel in the country can be found in New England, at $4.24 a gallon. The cheapeast diesel? $3.793 in the Gulf Coast. Overall, the price of diesel is almost the same as it was this time last year, at 1.8 cents less expensive.

diesel fuel national average

Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was to provide excellent, dependable service.

If you need materials and products moved in the Mid-Atlantic region, contact Evan Transportation. We hire professional drivers with excellent driving records, and maintain a fleet of trailers and vehicles that are reliable and ready to roll. We service the following areas:

  • New Jersey

  • Delaware

  • Maryland

  • Central Pennsylvania and points east

  • West Virginia (eastern part of the state)

  • Northern Virginia

  • Richmond

Contact us today for all of your freight shipment needs or call us at 443-673-3365

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