Diesel Trends

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

 

+70%


OF U.S. GOODS ARE SHIPPED BY TRUCK1

30%


INCREASE IN U.S. RETAIL SALES OF CLASS 8 TRUCKS IN 2018, THE FOURTH-BEST YEAR EVER2

7%


INCREASE IN U.S. RETAIL SALES OF MEDIUM-DUTY TRUCKS IN 20183
US Map IconClass 8 TruckMedium-Duty Truck

 


 

DIESEL AND BIODIESEL DEMAND IS STRONG

 

97%


OF CLASS 8 TRUCKS RELY ON DIESEL FUEL4

111%


INCREASE IN U.S. BIODIESEL CONSUMPTION BETWEEN 2012 AND 20185

B20


MORE FLEETS ARE REQUESTING FUEL THAT IS 20% BIODIESEL AND 80% PETROLEUM DIESEL

 

BIODIESEL BENEFITS
Dollar Sign IconBiodiesel typically costs less than petroleum diesel
Gas Pump IconBiodiesel blends are a drop-in fuel, unlike many alternatives
Engine IconBiodiesel has higher Cetane, increased lubricity and is easier on diesel particulate filters than petroleum diesel

 

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INCREASE VS. REG B1006
580Petroleum diesel
435
Compressed natural gas
190Electrical vehicle with natural gas-derived electricity

 


 

FLEETS ARE ON BOARD WITH BIODIESEL

Yellow Arrow

"At this point, I'm going to be more surprised if I hear somebody is running vehicles that don't have biodiesel, especially Class 8 trucks. For Ruan, it simply comes down to emissions reductions, strong performance and cost savings."

— Steve Larsen, Director of Procurement and Fuel, Ruan Transportation7

Yellow Arrow

"Biodiesel stands on its own (among alternative fuels) and has earned its way to the top of the heap with its characteristics and top performance."

  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.

 

1 www.bts.gov/newsroom/commodity-flow-survey-2017

www.ttnews.com/articles/december-class-8-sales-cap-fourth-best-year-all-time

www.ttnews.com/articles/medium-duty-sales-december-continue-upward-trend

www.dieselforum.org/news/keep-on-truckin-new-generation-of-diesel-power-now-drives-36-of-u-s-commercial-trucks

www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/pdf/sec10_8.pdf

REG calculations based on CA-GREET Model

https://www.regi.com/blogs/blog-details/resource-library/2019/02/26/navigating-the-trucking-industry-landscape-with-biodiesel

8 http://blog.biodieselconference.org/biodiesel-powered-engines-in-it-for-the-long-haul/