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Transport Topics highlighted the volatility of fuel prices in a recent Tweet:

Fuel’s ups and downs have left many carriers dizzied by an erratic market, but not all have had to pinch their pennies.

Resourceful carriers are finding ways to cut fuel costs and beat the market, getting ahead on trucking’s most essential expense.

Here’s how you can immediately take dollars off your fuel bill.


  1. Fill Out This Form for a Fuel Card

Fuel cards allow you to take cents off every gallon. With a premium fuel card, truckers can:

  • Get discounts on fuel at more than 900 Love’s and TA and Petro
  • Personalize their card to suit their fleet’s needs.
  • Establish limitations on cards for fleet managers.

Receiving a fuel card is easy. To start cutting your fuel bill, click the form below.



    1. Practice the Basics of Fuel Saving

    Many ways that truckers can save fuel are intuitive. We won’t bore you with the basics, so here are a few more brief ways to cut your fuel bill:

    • Drive less! Many truckers will punch their route into their GPS app and get cruising. Instead, scrutinize the most efficient version of your route to save on fuel, including considering traffic, weather, and route-altering events. For our guide on route planning, click here.
    • Make your truck as aerodynamic as possible. Install mud flaps to increase fuel efficiency by 3.5%. Keep your tires inflated—every 1 PSI lost equals a .3% fuel efficiency loss. Research farings and other hardware to keep your rig sleek and cost-effective. Read our guide on making your truck more fuel-efficient
    • Never, ever idle. When you idle, you lose .8 gallons of fuel an hour. That can equate to thousands of dollars in monthly losses just by refusing to turn the key.
    • Fuel-efficient tires that reduce rolling resistance can also drive your fuel bill down. The Xline Energy Z, for example, can reduce rolling resistance by 5%. For special pricing on the Xline Energy Z, click here.


    1. Use High Viscosity Lubricants for your Engine

    Put simply, viscosity is how thick a liquid is. Water has a very low viscosity, while honey is very viscous.

    Low-viscosity oils can reduce friction in an engine to work more effectively. With low-viscosity oil, your engine doesn’t need to work as hard, even improving fuel efficiency by 1%.

    Try switching to low-viscosity oil, like 10W-30, to maximize fuel efficiency.

    If you’re paying full price at the pump, you miss out on critical ways to expand your business.



    The England Carrier Services (ECS) division offers various services for carriers ranging from maintenance to support. As ECS members, carriers have access to nationwide discounts on fuel and tires from dedicated team members committed to finding the best price. ECS also provides factoring services with benefits such as same-day funding to a bank account or fuel card. These options allow carriers the freedom to focus on growing their business while saving time and money.