You hear a lot these days about the different fuels available for fleets. The simple fact, though, is that diesel fuel remains dominant, and fleets looking for a way to run cleaner often find biodiesel to be the simplest, most cost-effective alternative.
Here's a look at the state of the trucking industry and the role liquid fuels, like a blend of petroleum diesel and biodiesel, play in it.
TRUCKING INDUSTRY IS BOOMING
OF U.S. GOODS ARE SHIPPED BY TRUCK1
INCREASE IN U.S. RETAIL SALES OF CLASS 8 TRUCKS IN 2018, THE FOURTH-BEST YEAR EVER2
INCREASE IN U.S. RETAIL SALES OF MEDIUM-DUTY TRUCKS IN 20183
DIESEL AND BIODIESEL DEMAND IS STRONG
OF CLASS 8 TRUCKS RELY ON DIESEL FUEL4
INCREASE IN U.S. BIODIESEL CONSUMPTION BETWEEN 2012 AND 20185
MORE FLEETS ARE REQUESTING FUEL THAT IS 20% BIODIESEL AND 80% PETROLEUM DIESEL
|Biodiesel typically costs less than petroleum diesel|
|Biodiesel blends are a drop-in fuel, unlike many alternatives|
|Biodiesel has higher Cetane, increased lubricity and is easier on diesel particulate filters than petroleum diesel|
|GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INCREASE VS. REG B1006|
|Compressed natural gas|
|Electrical vehicle with natural gas-derived electricity|
FLEETS ARE ON BOARD WITH BIODIESEL
— Steve Larsen, Director of Procurement and Fuel, Ruan Transportation7
— George Survant, Senior Director of Fleet Relations, NTEA — The Association for the Work Truck Industry8
GET STARTED WITH BIODIESEL
Don't miss out on these trends and the benefits of biodiesel. Learn what biodiesel can do for your fleet by visiting our REG-9000 Biodiesel page or calling (844) 405-0157.
6 REG calculations based on CA-GREET Modelhttp://blog.biodieselconference.org/biodiesel-powered-engines-in-it-for-the-long-haul/