All it takes is one trip to the pump to open your eyes to the fact that gas prices are surging.
According to landlinemag.com, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) stresses the need for drivers to be knowledgeable on fuel consumption methods as well as talk to policymakers about:
-“Eliminating unnecessary and duplicative government barriers to increased oil and gas production”
-“Incentives to increase domestic production…truckers want assurances that those buying the fuel are the ones receiving the fuel surcharges”
-“Transparency for oil market speculators”
But the price of diesel fuel has skyrocketed over the last months from a U.S. average of $3.122 on May 3rd of last year to $4.124 May 2nd of this year.
Don’t think that $1 more a gallon is a lot? It is when you figure that the trucking industry travels 139.3 billion miles per year…that’s $139.3 billion annually. Now figure in the current fuel price of $4.124 a gallon with an average of 54 billion gallons of fuel each year driven by commercial trucks (http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2011/May11/050211/050311-02.shtml). That’s over $222 billion in gas!
And not all off that fuel is being utilized in transporting your freight. According to the site, a single tractor trailer travels an average 107,500 miles a year with 16,000 of those being empty miles, which is why it is important to conserve fuel consumption by keeping the freight moving by visiting www.roadscholar.com.
Road Scholar Transport is taking measures to become more fuel efficient and to make every mile count, which is why we travel with a purpose via our awareness campaign. With pink tractor trailers outlined with messages of hope from breast cancer survivors and their families, a white truck with a traffic light and stop sign to remind kids to stop bullying and go report it, a blue trailer covered in white stars containing an image of a smiling child holding a starfish to encourage those to donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and make a child’s dream come true, among many other outstanding trucks, Road Scholar is helping to roll one step closer to a cure by raising awareness.
You can sponsor a truck by simply keeping the freight moving by going to www.roadscholar.com and requesting a rate.