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How Can Winter Affect DEF? | McPherson Oil

20 Dec 2017, Posted by McPherson Oil in News

Winter’s bitter temperatures can cause various problems for your fleet, like your fuel freezing and fluids thickening. When these road bumps arise, they can cause your drivers to miss their routes or have mechanics working overtime.   Though your drivers can find diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) at their local fuel services station, it’s up to…

You Need to Know about DEF

06 Dec 2017, Posted by McPherson Oil in Industry Information

Diesel Exhaust Fluid, or DEF, is a critical liquid for a functioning, efficient, eco-friendly vehicle. It’s flushed through a Selective Catalytics Reduction (SCR) system, and it helps the environment by reducing the truck’s nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.  Your drivers can easily stop at a fuel services station to purchase more DEF, but they shouldn’t wait until their truck is breaking down to make…

Benefits of Recycled Oil

29 Nov 2017, Posted by McPherson Oil in Oil Tips

Most truckers know that they shouldn’t dump oil after a change, but they may not be aware of the eco-friendliest option: recycling.  At no fault of their own, people are uneducated about the importance of recycling oil. We all share the duty of taking care…

In the 1980s, a major development came to gas stations in North America—the pay-at-the-pump feature. Due to the fluctuating gas prices and continuing traffic congestion, there’s another change on the horizon in retail fuel services.   With Americans constantly being on the road for work or pleasure, you might assume gasoline usage is going to increase rapidly. Contrary to popular belief, the demand for fuel may actually be decreasing.   How…

President Trump recently brought forth a new proposal that may have a substantial effect on businesses, especially those offering retail fuel services. This proposal could take a toll on convenience stores (c-stores), which are small retail establishments that provide fuel and are stocked with everyday essentials and groceries.   Here’s how c-store owners are impacted by the president’s recent proposal. …

6 Ways Data is Increasing Fleet Efficiency

25 Oct 2017, Posted by McPherson Oil in Oil Tips

Increasing fleet efficiency goes a long way to reducing costs and improving driver safety on the road. Driver’s routes, idle times, use of retail fuel services, and other issues all contribute to overall efficiency.  Data can seem intimidating for many fleet managers, resulting them in ignoring valuable insights. Taking the time to…

3 Tips for Reducing Your Fleet’s Security Risks

16 Oct 2017, Posted by McPherson Oil in Oil Tips

Fleet managers know that their line of business can be fraught with security risks. Real-time data information can help, but only if you have the time and resources to sift through it all. Management tools can help you dig through your big data, leading to deeper insights and better strategies.   You trust your drivers to…

5 Surprising Ways Big Data Could Affect Fleet Management

25 Sep 2017, Posted by McPherson Oil in Oil Tips

With technology improving more and more every year, fleet efficiency is higher than ever. Data analysis is often overlooked and not made a priority, but the value big data can bring to your company should not be ignored.   Every aspect of fleet management from route optimization, to fuel services, to the reduction of waste is improved through large…

3 Benefits of Managed Fuel Services

18 Sep 2017, Posted by McPherson Oil in Oil Tips

When managing a fleet, fuel is a necessary but costly expense that cuts into your bottom line. Keeping track of your employee’s receipts and driving habits is nearly impossible without an organized management system.  That is where managed retail fuel services can play a pivotal role in optimizing your company’s spending. Implementing a fuel management system gives you increased control over…