If you’ve been to the fuel pump lately, you no doubt will have noticed the plummeting prices of gasoline and diesel fuel. For drivers of cars and trucks of all shapes, sizes, and purposes, this has meant getting a lot more out of a lot less money. But on the whole, what are the long-term effects this massive fuel price drop will have on the trucking industry? Read on to find out!
According to data from the U.S. Energy Department, the trucking industry’s fourth quarter saw a whopping 14 percent drop in fuel prices. Diesel fuel is now averaging below three dollars a gallon, with further decreases expected in the coming weeks. Though these numbers mean that fuel is more affordable, does it follow that they will be good for the industry in the long run?
When trucking companies and fleet owners have to devote less of their money to fueling their trucks, they can use that money on other important things: truck repairs, driver salaries, and additional vehicles. By increasing the amount of money that is spent within the industry itself (instead of being pumped out into the oil industry’s pockets), the opportunity for advancement and improvement in trucking increases as well! Also, with lower fuel prices in the picture, other businesses can return to trucking as their main resource for transport and shipping without breaking the bank.
For the foreseeable future, it looks like fleet owners will be benefiting from lower fuel prices!
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