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Your Complete Farm Fuel Solution for Harvest

The busy harvest season is on the horizon, so it’s time to ensure your fuel, machinery and tanks are in top-top condition to avoid unplanned maintenance and to keep your farm moving. At Nationwide Fuels, we have over 60 years’ experience delivering farm fuel safely, securely, sustainably, and efficiently to the agriculture community. Whatever your red diesel, derv or heating oil requirements, we have the experience and expertise to keep your farm running smoothly during the most busy times of the year. National deliveries for local farmers With over 60 years’ experience, a wide range of tanker sizes, national depots, competitive pricing and local drivers, we work hard to shoulder the burden of managing your farm fuel requirements. Need a…

Protect Your Farm Fuels During Harvest Season

The busy harvest season is on the horizon, so it’s time to ensure your fuel, machinery and tanks are in tip-top condition to avoid unplanned maintenance and to keep your farm moving. In today’s climate of fluctuating fuel prices, farms must seek ways to conserve fuel in order to reduce costs. Anyone who has unfortunately experienced problems with their fuel supply will know the impact it can have on production, expenses and stress levels. Check fuel tanks Ensuring your fuels and oils are stored safely during Harvest season is essential to avoid spillages from badly positioned and poorly maintained tanks. One in ten UK farmers have experienced a fuel spillage, so keeping on top of your tank’s condition is vital.…

New Commitments for 2019 – Fuel Contract Retention Service

It’s a new year, which means many of us are committed to trying new things like reading more and exercising more, or to curbing those bad habits such as indulging in chocolate and binging on the booze. But is a New Year’s Resolution actually a good intention or just a failed attempt by commitment-phobes? According to Statistic Brain, 27% of us scrap them by the first week of January, with 31% of people giving up after two weeks, and just over half of us reaching the one month post. January is already a gloomy month with the oppressive grey skies and warmer months half a year away, so it’s not surprising that those tasty treats are almost impossible to resist.…

Rebated Fuel – The Law Surrounding Red Diesel

White diesel is notorious for its increasing price. However, there is a far cheaper substitute that can be used by those in the farming, gardening or local authority sectors; rebated fuel. Lawn machinery, utility automobiles and tractors are just some examples of vehicles that are permitted to use rebated fuel. However, unlawful usage of the fuel can result in fines and possibly your vehicle being seized. In 2008, the DVLA and HMRC issued a memo to the forestry, horticulture and farming industries describing the forbidden and permitted usage of red diesel. This was after a list of vehicles that were permitted to use red diesel was issued in 2006. However, this caused major confusion over its vague description of the…

Case Study: FedEx Fleet Blasts past Fuel Efficiency Target

Years ahead of schedule, the world’s largest transport company have achieved their fuel efficiency target. The FedEx fleet accomplished their goal by introducing a number of new electronic and hybrid vehicles into their fleet. By 2020, FedEx wanted to increase their fuel efficiency by 20% over their 2005 performance. They began working on this in 2008 and in 2013, 7 years ahead of schedule, they achieved it. Now FedEx have increased their targets. They hope to double their fuel efficiency over their 2005 performance by adding an extra 30% to the original 2020 target. The vice chair of Ecological Affairs and Sustainability at FedEx; Mitch Jackson said that the result was a milestone for the transportation industry and not just…

Reduce Your Tractor Fuel Consumption

If you’re a farmer you will realise how much tractor fuel costs. With fuel prices rising steadily, farmers need to make savings wherever possible. Here are a few measures farmers can take to reduce their tractor fuel consumption. Tyres – save up to 15% on fuel Tyre pressure needs to be set according to the axle load and the driving speed. Use a low tyre pressure in the field and a high tyre pressure on the road. Reducing tyre pressures in the field reduces the tractive power demand as well as the track depth and soil compaction, while using a high tyre pressure on the road reduces the rolling resistance. Tyre inflation systems for tractors and trailer help to adapt…

What Is AdBlue and What Are Its Uses

So, What is AdBlue? Vehicles with Euro 4 & 5 engines are unable to function without AdBlue. Therefore it is vital to how they operate. But what is AdBlue? Most people mistake it for a fuel preservative, but here’s what it really is. Cleaner Emissions AdBlue is normally used at 3 – 5% of the diesel consumption for the average vehicle. However, factors such as weight can influence this. It produces a catalytic effect on the exhaust emissions by cleaning them. The AdBlue is precisely measured and squirted into the exhaust manifold from a separate tank on the vehicle. Emissions produced from the exhaust are cleaned before being released into the air. Therefore, it is crucial in reducing the damaging…

3 Mistakes Buyers Make When Purchasing Bulk Fuel

3 crippling errors that are really easy to evade are made when purchasing bulk fuel. These tips are for airlines, construction schemes, farms, fleets or anyone that needs to buy bulk fuel. 1: They Don’t Take the Time Needed To Get the Facts on High Prices You sign a cheque for expensive bulk fuel because your tanks have run dry. Trying to predict oil prices is anyone’s guess, as the market is perhaps the most unstable market in the world. Purchasing at the correct time will ensure you’re getting the best price. You can’t be short of oil but you don’t want to flinch every time you see the price of fuel. Bulk fuel prices are affected by a number…

What is Diesel Exhaust Fluid and What Does It Do?

Diesel Exhaust Fluid is used in Selective Catalytic Reduction to change smog-forming nitrogen oxides into mild nitrogen and aquatic vapour. Nitrogen oxide (NOx) is a main contaminant that adds to pollution and can cause asthma, respiratory and heart illnesses. It’s a derivative of diesel oil’s high burning temperatures, which results from extraordinary frictional heat levels formed by condensing air in the containers to the point at which it can burn diesel oil without a spark. This is not like a petrol engine, which uses spark ignition to burn petrol. Ever since January 2010, no new on-road automobiles can be sold without meeting EPA’s harsher Tier 2 Emissions Standards for Light Duty and Heavy Duty Vehicles. The new standard is 0.2 grams…

Ways to Cut Your Fuel Costs and Save Money

With spiralling pump costs and an unclear economy, numerous SMEs are looking at ways to cut fuel costs for their fleet. Although there is little that can be done to stop the increasing prices at the pump, companies can look at ways to cut fuel costs to make sure they run their fleet as competently as conceivable. Monitor It’s difficult to implement your ways to cut fuel costs unless you first know exactly just how much oil you are using. Most oil card suppliers offer recording that displays how much oil is being consumed, at what rate and by whom. Through checking consumption, companies can simply detect and address any inefficiencies. E.g., a heavy-footed motorist can be recognised and then…