Have you heard that diesel prices are predicted to increase? This can be a little bit of a scary consideration, especially when your job depends on diesel to fuel your work in more ways than one. As you consider that diesel prices are about to rise, you can also consider ways to reduce your usage to keep increased costs down.
According to an August article in Forbes, Robert Rapier explains “Why Diesel Prices Are Set To Soar.” He states that, “The world is ticking down to a deadline that promises to have major ramification in the global fuel markets. On January 1, 202, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will require the sulfur content in marine fuel to drop from a maximum of 3.5% down to 0.5%.”
Rapier goes on to explain that due to the phasing in of ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) in 2006, and the investment of billions of dollars for equipment to remove the sulfur, it drove up the price of diesel. Rapier projects that “it seems certain that diesel prices are set to rise, and perhaps significantly.”
With the almost certainty of a diesel fuel increase, it’s important to reminded about ways to reduce the amount of your fuel consumption. Here are ways to help you conserve fuel.
- Stick to a steady speed. You can do this by keeping a good distance from you and other vehicles so you don’t have to brake and speed up constantly. Anticipate stopping and allow your truck to slow naturally. Stopping and going, slowing down and speeding up all are bad for fuel economy.
- Stop idling your truck.
- Use Shore Power if you have it.
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