Trucking Companies Reduce Exposure to Rising Fuel Costs

Los Angeles Times - April 9, 2012

After being caught unpre­pared by expen­sive diesel prices in 2008, truck­ing com­pa­nies have gone to extra­or­di­nary lengths to reduce their expo­sure to ris­ing fuel costs. These mea­sures include buy­ing low-emis­sion fuel-effi­cient diesel and nat­ur­al gas rigs as well as elec­tric and hybrid mod­els. Dri­ver train­ing to reduce idling time, improved truck load­ing and route plan­ning, and improved aero­dy­nam­ics are also pay­ing off.