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Red Diesel Theft Increasing In Derbyshire

Derbyshire has been named as one of the regions to have seen a growth in red diesel theft in the last few years. As said by research carried out by underwriter NFU Mutual, rural offenses including central heating oil and red diesel theft has cost a total of £3.8 million in the East Midlands area alone. Statistics compiled by the firm revealed that in Lincolnshire, the price of red diesel theft equalled £1.8 million, which made it the third worst region in the nation in this respect. Tim Price, from NFU Mutual, clarified that there has been an explosion in agrarian crime in the last few years, with gas oil amongst the targets thieves are considering to steal, together with…

Extend the Lubricant Alteration Breaks with Oil Analysis

Decent upkeep is vital to fleet commerce. By keeping the vehicle in top form, it controls costs and advances consumer service through consistent performance. This can be done via oil analysis. A substantial portion of that upkeep budget goes into lubricant and filter alterations. At one time, the normal recommendation was to change engine lubricant every 3,000 miles in most automobiles. This made lubricant and filter alterations the most common however annoying automobile service. It was excessively repetitive, expensive and time intense. This likewise meant that the automobiles were in the garage more frequently instead of out on the move conducting commerce and servicing clients. Oil analysis can help you prolong the lubricant drain of your fleet, helping you save…

Protect your oil tank

The rising cost of heating oil means the temptation for thieves is just as high. Thieves now see the opportunity and are targeting domestic fuel tanks. These tanks can hold hundreds and thousands of pounds worth of fuel. It is important to protect your oil tank in the same way as you would protect any other valuables. It is useful to initiate some security precautions. Unfortunately there is no fool proof method to help protect your oil tank but there are some tips below which will make it extremely difficult for thieves to get anything. Don’t let fuel thefts leave you in the cold. The more difficult it is for thieves to access your tank, the less likely they will…

Diesel Exhaust Fluid

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 Fuel Costs

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…

Red Diesel in Boats

Red diesel in boats may no longer be legal in the UK. While it will remain to be legal in fishing boats, private boats such as yachts may have to run on normal diesel. This comes as the European Commission requested that the UK change its law regarding the fuel. Currently, the forestry, fishing, agriculture and construction trades are the only industries that are permitted to use red diesel. It is only legal in these trades as it carries approximately 40 per cent lower tax than standard diesel. It has a red colour because the law states that any fuel benefiting from a reduced duty rebate needs to have a distinguishable colour. This isn’t the first time the EU asked…

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…

8 Ways for Fleets to Reduce Fuel Consumption

Commercial vehicles and passenger cars can follow these 8 tips to reduce fuel consumption. Annual fleet costs are rising and therefore it is important for fleet managers to reduce fuel consumption wherever possible. The instability of the oil market doesn’t help and that’s why we’ve produced these tips to reduce fuel consumption. Track traffic congestion: The constant accelerating and braking in traffic can use up a lot of fuel. Therefore, it is important to know the areas that are prone to traffic jams. Deploy GPS units and/or route-planning software: Each vehicle can save on average 15 miles each week by planning their routes in advance. Find the best fuel price & service: It is important to get the best price…

The Bottom of the Barrel Drives Global Trade – Residual Fuel Oil

Residual fuel oil is something that is not admired or wanted by many. However, did you know that the transport of many consumer goods is dependent on it? Residual fuel oil is used to power the majority of vessels and large ships. World trade is reliant on these cargo ships that use residual fuel oil. Residual fuel oil is basically the leftover fuel when oil is being produced. The majority of oil is of very high value. However, the bits at the bottom of the barrel that aren’t of great value, which are often called scraps are the residual oils. Other names for these fuels are number 5 fuel oil, number 6 fuel oil, bunker fuel or maritime fuel oil.…