Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Keep Your Home Warm

bioheat Hyde Park, NY Remember last summer, when smoke from Canadian wildfires made the skies here in the northeast turn orange and hazy? The air made peoples’ eyes and throats burn, and it was dangerous for anyone with health issues. It made a big impact anyone not old enough to remember the smoggy air from the ’70s, before eliminating air pollution became a priority.

We’ve come a long way from those days, and a big part of that is the scientific advances in creating cleaner energy—including cleaner-burning heating oil. One of the biggest changes in heating oil in recent years has been the development of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and biofuel blends. Bioheat® fuel is a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) and biofuels. Biofuels are made from renewable resources such as animal fats, recycled restaurant oils and plant oils such as soybean.

Reduced Emissions, Cleaner Air

Blending ULSHO with biofuels creates a cleaner-burning heating fuel that emits up to 80% less sulfur dioxide as well as 20% less carbon dioxide than traditional heating oils. Fewer greenhouse gases mean cleaner air and a more sustainable future for everyone!

Meanwhile, methane emissions produced by natural gas are nearly 82 times more destructive to the environment over a 20-year period compared to carbon dioxide emissions.

And according to the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management, Bioheat fuel also reduces sulfur oxide, particulate matter and mercury emissions. Bottom line: By choosing Bioheat heating oil to heat your home, you contribute to better air quality for all of us and help in the fight against climate change.

Cleaner Air, Better Health

Most of the media puts the focus on how carbon emissions contribute to climate change. There’s less attention put on how it can affect health, but it’s a serious issue. The fact is, all that carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases ozone levels and exacerbates pollution. The result is a higher incidence of respiratory diseases including asthma and emphysema, not to mention cancer. Poor air quality also leads to worsened allergies and longer allergy season.

Of course, the increasing high temperatures and extreme weather cause by climate change are deadly themselves: Last month, most of the country was sizzling under a heat dome with record high temperatures and heat indices.

A big part of the solution is cleaner air, which means clean-burning, low -emission fuels are essential in curbing climate change.

Affordable Change

Another benefit to choosing Bioheat to heat your home is that you don’t need to spend a dime on new or upgraded heating equipment. The oil heating system you have now will operate the same with Bioheat fuel. Of course, if you’re ready for new equipment, an investment in a high-efficiency boiler or furnace will help you keep heating costs down.

On the other hand, changing to a different fuel or switching to electric will require all new heating equipment and possibly upgrades to your electric service. Those costs can really add up, and your electric bill could spike as well.

Ready to Learn More?

If you want to learn more about Bioheat, or set up reliable deliveries of Bioheat fuel for your home, contact us today!

Trust Mazzola For All Your Commercial Dual-Fuel Needs

fleet fueling If you’re ready for convenient commercial fleet fueling services, Mazzola is the partner you’ve been looking for. We’re proud of our commercial and business partnerships and we’re proud to support the local economy. From agriculture to warehouses, and from construction to hospitality, businesses large and small across Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties rely on us for the gasoline and diesel fuels they need to get the job done.

Our commercial customers know our commitment to delivering real value goes beyond competitive prices. We know you want easy ordering and on-time deliveries that keep your fleets on the road so you can focus on your business.

We also know fleet fueling is not a one-size-fits-all option. That’s why we give you options to make sure your operation and your fleet runs the way you need it to. Mazzola delivers both on- and off-road diesel fuel, including bulk deliveries as well as for on-site fueling stations.

The Mazzola Difference

We know where you’re coming from—and where you’re trying to go. We operate a fleet of trucks that we need to keep fueled and ready to serve our customers, so we really understand how delivery of quality wholesale diesel fuel can be critical to the success of your business. Our on-road and off-road fueling services are convenient and dependable for trucking, construction and farm equipment needs, saving you time and money.

On-Road Diesel

Our on-site fueling and bulk delivery service saves you time and money, compared to the cost of dispatching your fleet to an off-site gas station for fill-ups. We deliver on-road diesel fuel throughout the year to construction companies, trucking companies and many other businesses with a fleet of vehicles.

Off-Road Diesel

Do you operate a construction company or other business that has diesel-powered equipment, or a farm running tractors or other farm equipment? If you’re currently buying on-road diesel from a gas station for your off-road equipment, you are paying unnecessary taxes. With the ultra-low sulfur dyed diesel that we deliver for off-road vehicles and equipment, there’s no federal excise tax—and you may be eligible for state excise tax refunds.

Beyond Businesses

Our commercial fueling services are designed to work for all kinds of clients. School districts and municipalities also need diesel fuels and gasoline for school buses, snowplows, fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, trucks and equipment for road repairs, commercial mowers and equipment for maintenance of parks and public spaces, transit buses, shuttle buses, paratransit buses and more.

Ready to Learn More?

Let our commercial service team assess your needs and help you plan, schedule and manage your fuel deliveries. We can help you track fuel use to reduce waste, and improve efficiency. And we can work with you to plan a fueling station at your business or job site.

We’re here to help! Contact us for more information today.

The Heating Oil in Your Tank Burns Cleaner Than Ever

oil heat Beacon, NY How you heat your home has a big impact on your comfort. It can also make a big difference in what you spend each month to keep comfortable. And, of course, there are environmental factors. Furnaces and boilers can be run with oil, propane, natural gas, or electricity. However, except for natural gas and propane, you can’t change fuels without replacing your equipment. In our area, cold, raw winters make heating oil the smarter choice. One reason is that electric heat just takes much longer to reach a comfortable temperature and maintain it—driving up your energy usage. That means electricity will cost you more.

The Science of Oil Heat

Heating oil has a higher Btu output per gallon, which means it produces more heating energy, so you use it more slowly than propane. You need to burn about 40% more natural gas to receive the heating equivalent of regular heating oil. Cleaner, ultra-low sulfur heating oil burns even more efficiently—helping to keep heating costs down even more. That means you could pay less to heat your house with heating oil, even if the per-gallon cost of propane is less.

But isn’t heating oil bad for the environment?

The information that your electric company doesn’t want you to know is that today’s heating oil produces such negligible emissions that the Federal Clean Air Act doesn’t even regulate it anymore. On its own, ultra-low sulfur heating oil burns more cleanly than traditional heating oil.
When it’s mixed with biofuels, as in the BioHeat® fuel we deliver, the result is a cleaner-burning heating fuel that emits up to 80% less sulfur dioxide as well as 20% less carbon dioxide. Fewer greenhouse gases mean cleaner air and a more sustainable future for everyone!

Better for Your Equipment

Cleaner fuel also protects your equipment. The quality of the oil in your tank has a big impact on how long your equipment lasts. Less sulfur also means less build-up in your equipment. That translates to fewer breakdowns and lower maintenance costs for you.

Better for Your Wallet

Ultra-low sulfur heating oil also opens the door to super-efficient heating systems, which can increase the advantages of heating oil over natural gas even more. Research conducted by the Energy Research Council/Brookhaven National Laboratory found fuel savings as high as 48.3% when outdated equipment is replaced with a new, high-efficiency boiler.

Ready for a Fill Up?

Take advantage of lower off-season prices and fill up your tank for next year. Heating oil won’t degrade over the summer, and a full tank is protected from condensation and sludge build-up that can lead to corrosion and leaks.

Mazzola has been helping families keep comfortable with reliable heating oil deliveries throughout the Hudson Valley since 1950. We offer a wide range of services to help make winter easier, from automatic delivery service to budget-friendly payment options to keep your heating bills manageable.

Contact us for more information today.

Mazzola Can Help Keep Your Commercial Fleet on the Road

on-site fueling Spackenkill, NY If you operate a commercial fleet, fuel is more than just a line item in your budget. Sending drivers to gas stations for fill-ups is downtime. There’s also the price of retail—whether you use diesel or regular gasoline. Depending on the type of vehicles you’re operating and the size of your fleet, you could see some real benefits from on-site fleet fueling that can make your business run better—and improve your bottom line.

How do we know?

Just like you, we operate a fleet of trucks that we need to keep fueled and ready to serve our customers. When we say we understand how delivery of quality wholesale diesel fuel can be critical to the success of your business, we mean it. Our on-road and off-road fueling services are convenient and dependable for trucking, construction and farm equipment needs, helping you save time and money.

Here’s how fleet fueling works—and all the ways it can benefit your business.

What Is Fleet Fueling?

There are three basic options: off-site, on-site and bulk fueling.

Off-site fueling means you fuel your vehicles at our fueling station. While you are sending your drivers to a fueling station, it’s not the same as using a retail fuel location—a Shell or Mobil or even a discount gas station—because our fueling station is reserved for our clients, and you can enjoy a better price than retail. You also get better quality fuel than at the discounters. It’s a great option if you have a smaller fleet of mainly on-road vehicles.

On-site fueling means we bring a fueling truck to you and fill your vehicles at your location. That’s great for construction companies, where you might be operating at multiple jobs sites that change periodically. This option means your vehicles stay on the job site, and we fill them on your schedule.

Bulk fueling is when you have a mini fueling station on your site, and we make sure you have the fuel supply you need. That’s a solution for larger fleets, for example.

The Best Solution for your Fleet

Mazzola’s team will work with you to assess your needs and help you find the right solution for your business and your fleet. We’ll talk to you about your usage patterns and your annual fuel spending, among other considerations. Do your vehicles use different types of fuel—on- and off-road diesel, for example, or regular gasoline?

Generally, on-site fueling and bulk gas and diesel delivery services save the most time and money. Your crews save time because they don’t need to take time off from the job to fuel up. With on-site fueling, we take care of that before or after each shift, so your teams are ready to get to work.

You also save money because you aren’t using gas to drive from jobsites to fueling locations. The cost to send your vehicles just two or three miles out of the way to fuel up really add up! Onsite delivery removes those costs. Dispatch and rout planning are also more efficient: there are no detours or extra mileage to get fuel. (And, no lost receipts, or receipts with a few snacks or a coffee added on.)

Beyond Industrial Fleets

Many people think of fleet fueling only for industrial or construction companies. But our fleet fueling services are designed to work for all kinds of clients. School districts and municipalities also need diesel fuels and gasoline for school buses, snowplows, fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, trucks and equipment for road repairs, commercial mowers, and equipment for maintenance of parks and public spaces, transit buses, shuttle buses, paratransit buses and more.

Ready to learn more? Find out why Mazzola is the trusted partner for commercial fleet fueling in Orange, Ulster, and Dutchess Counties. Contact us today.

How About Reliable Warmth and a Reduced Carbon Footprint!

bioheat Arlington, NY There’s a lot of talk about “net zero emissions” when people talk about climate change goals. We are all in favor of clean energy, but there’s no one-size-fits all solution. That’s why customers are always pleased to learn about all the benefits of Bioheat® fuel.

When it comes to keeping your home warm and cozy through a southern New York winter, heating oil is a safe and efficient option. Even through another relatively mild season, Orange and Dutchess Counties can feel bitterly cold. Other fuels just don’t provide the same heating energy. And, what you may not know is that the development of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and bioheat blends have turned heating oil’s bad reputation on its head.

One of the biggest changes in heating oil in recent years has been the development of ultra-low sulfur heating oil. Bioheat fuel is a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) and biofuels. Biofuels are made from renewable resources such as animal fats, recycled restaurant oils and plant oils such as soybean.

What Makes Bioheat Fuel Different?

When ULSHO is mixed with biofuels, it creates a cleaner-burning heating fuel that emits up to 80% less sulfur dioxide as well as 20% less carbon dioxide than traditional heating oils. Fewer greenhouse gases mean cleaner air and a more sustainable future for everyone!

You don’t have to replace, alter, or add to your home’s heating system to use Bioheat fuel It works like traditional heating oil but provides many benefits. Because Bioheat fuel burns cleaner, it leaves fewer deposits in your heating system, which reduces wear on parts and saves you costs on repairs. Also, when your heating system runs more efficiently, it will save you money on energy costs.

The heating oil industry is working towards making B50 Bioheat fuel, which is made with 50% biofuels, the standard by 2030. It’s part of the efforts the industry is taking to reach its goal of being carbon neutral by 2050.

What are the Benefits of Bioheat Fuel?

  1. Like regular heating oil, Bioheat fuel has a higher BTU output per gallon. That means it will warm up your home faster than other types of fuels.
  2. Higher BTUs also mean you’ll use your heating oil supply more slowly than, say, propane. That means you will pay less to heat your house with heating oil, even if the per-gallon cost of propane is less.
  3. Heating systems and equipment that run on oil are generally less expensive to purchase, and tend to last longer. An oil-fired furnace can last 28 years, while an oil-fired boiler can last 25 years.
  4. Newer equipment now burns fuel 99.9% cleanly, according to studies conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven Laboratory.
  5. Bioheat fuel is incredibly safe. It doesn’t ignite at room temperature, and is nonflammable in liquid form. In order to burn, it must be heated to 114° and vaporized via the combustion process.

The Right Heating Oil Company

When it comes to getting heating oil deliveries for your home, we know you have options. You can choose a company based on price alone, or you can opt for a locally based full-service company like Mazzola. There’s a reason we’ve been around, serving Orange, Ulster and Dutchess Counties since 1950. It starts with great service, combined with dependability and fair pricing that exceeds expectations every day.

Ready for a delivery? Contact us to become a customer today.

Maximize efficiency and productivity with Mazzola Oil!

fleet fuel Poughkeepsi, NY In today’s fast-paced world, the success of a business greatly depends on efficiency and productivity. And for companies that heavily rely on transportation of goods or services, maintaining reliable fleet fuel for vehicles is crucial.

However, with fluctuating fuel prices and constantly changing regulations, managing a fleet’s fuel needs can be a daunting task. That’s why implementing effective fleet fueling practices can make all the difference in maximizing profits and minimizing costs for businesses.

Mazzola Oil is here to help with our comprehensive fleet fueling services.

So, if you’re looking to optimize your fleet operations and improve your bottom line, read on to learn more!

Managing on-site fleet fueling

As transportation is a critical aspect of any business, fleet managers must ensure that their vehicles are fueled up and ready to hit the road. On-site fueling is an efficient solution that eliminates trips to the gas station and helps to keep your operation running smoothly.

To ensure you are getting the most out of your on-site fueling, it is important to follow some best practices. These include tracking fuel usage, conducting regular maintenance on fueling equipment, and implementing safety protocols such as training employees on fueling procedures and keeping fire extinguishers on hand.

By incorporating these practices, you can maximize the benefits of on-site fueling while minimizing the risk of safety incidents and equipment failure.

Consistent monitoring of fuel levels: It is crucial to keep track of fuel levels in order to optimize fuel usage, reduce fuel costs, and increase efficiency. By proactively monitoring fuel levels, fleet managers can identify and address any issues that may arise, such as inefficient driving habits or vehicle maintenance needs. Additionally, maintaining accurate records of fuel usage provides valuable insights that can inform future decisions on routes, vehicle upgrades, and overall fleet strategy. Consistent monitoring of fuel levels ensures that vehicles are always fueled up and ready to go, reducing downtime and increasing productivity.

Regular maintenance of vehicles, tanks, and equipment: Not only does it ensure the safety of the workers and the environment, but it also prolongs the longevity of the equipment. By implementing a routine maintenance schedule, potential issues can be addressed before they turn into costly repairs, and small adjustments can be made to improve the overall efficiency of the equipment. Whether it’s inspecting the tanks for leaks or changing out filters, taking the time to regularly care for the equipment is a fundamental aspect of ensuring that everything runs smoothly. By doing so, you’re not only protecting your investment but the safety of those around you as well.

Using GPS for tracking and route planning: Businesses, schools, and even government organizations are looking for ways to keep better track of their assets and employees. This is where GPS tracking systems come in handy. GPS technology has revolutionized the way we navigate the world, and it can also help us keep track of our movements. With GPS tracking systems, organizations can monitor the location and movements of their assets, vehicles, and employees in real-time. The data gathered through GPS can help improve efficiency, reduce risk, and ensure accountability. GPS tracking systems provide a reliable and cost-effective solution for organizations looking to enhance their accountability measures.

Contact Mazzola Oil today for a consultation on our fleet fueling services.

Get comfort, efficiency, and more with Bioheat fuel delivery from Mazzola Oil!

what is bioheat Hyde Park, NY Over the past few decades, heating oil has undergone significant transformation and advancement.

With the progress of technology, modern heating oil has become significantly cleaner compared to its earlier counterparts. Furthermore, the advent of Bioheat® fuel has made it even more environmentally friendly. At Mazzola Oil, we ensure dependable delivery of Bioheat, so you can experience its numerous benefits in the comfort of your Hudson Valley home.

Bioheat fuel is an extraordinary fusion of ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) and biodiesels. This exceptional blend results in a fuel that not only combusts with greater cleanliness but also offers a plethora of advantages. It significantly reduces environmental impact compared to traditional heating oil, while simultaneously extending the lifespan of your heating system. And the best part? It remains cost-effective, perfectly aligning with your budgetary needs.

What are biodiesels?

Biodiesel is a type of fuel that is produced from natural and renewable resources. Here are some examples of frequently utilized biodiesels in Bioheat fuel:

  • plant oils such as sunflower, pumpkin seed, corn, coconut, palm, soybean, hemp, and rapeseed
  • animal fats and tallows
  • recycled restaurant cooking oils
  • algae

Ongoing progress is being made in the field of biodiesel development. A recent study conducted by Michigan State University suggests that cultivating switchgrass, a biofuel crop, on underutilized agricultural land can significantly contribute to environmental conservation, presenting a valuable opportunity.

This not only offers a fresh biodiesel source for Bioheat fuel but also brings benefits to our nation’s farmers by generating additional income from previously unproductive land. The dual advantage of this approach promotes sustainability while enhancing agricultural livelihoods.

The difference in Bioheat fuels is determined by the amount of biodiesels they contain.

In the realm of Bioheat fuel, suppliers often utilize a nomenclature consisting of the letter B followed by a numerical value. This alphanumeric representation serves to denote the biodiesel content within the fuel, expressed as a percentage. Furthermore, varying designations are employed to characterize the fuel, contingent upon its specific biodiesel composition.

Bioheat® fuel: Blends ranging from 2% to 5% biodiesel (B2–B5)
Bioheat Plus® fuel: Blends ranging from 6% to 20% biodiesel (B5–B20)
Bioheat Super Plus® fuel: Blends with 21% biodiesel and above (B20+)

ULSHO abides by strict standards that limit the sulfur content to 15 parts-per-million (ppm) or less. This remarkable decrease of 99% in sulfur levels, compared to heating oil from thirty years ago, represents a significant leap forward. Consequently, you now have access to cleaner and more environmentally friendly heating alternatives, enhancing your overall experience.

Through the elimination of almost all sulfur from our heating oil, we have achieved an astounding 70% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions when compared to conventional alternatives. This remarkable progress not only highlights our unwavering commitment to the environment but also emphasizes the significant impact we can make in the battle against climate change.

Bioheat fuel can cut your heating costs

Bioheat fuel, with its cleaner burning properties compared to traditional No. 2 heating oil, enhances the efficiency of your home’s furnace or boiler, leading to significant savings on heating costs. Additionally, Bioheat fuel reduces the accumulation of deposits on heat registers, minimizing wear and tear on your heating system. This results in fewer breakdowns, reduced repair expenses, and potentially extends the lifespan of your heating system by several years.

Bioheat fuel is better for the planet

Bioheat fuel offers a multitude of environmental benefits, with its most remarkable advantage lying in its significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The use of biodiesels further amplifies this reduction, making it even more impactful. As a crucial element of the heating oil industry’s commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, Bioheat fuel plays a pivotal role in this pursuit.

By increasing the adoption of biodiesels in Bioheat fuel, we can lessen our dependence on oil drilling, both at home and abroad. This not only benefits our environment but also promotes sustainability and energy independence.

Through the transformation of these products into biodiesels for Bioheat fuel, we actively redirect waste from landfills while championing sustainability.

With our reliable delivery of Bioheat fuel, you can be assured that your Hudson Valley home will be warm and comfy this winter! Become a customer today.

On-site fueling from Mazzola Oil makes fueling your fleet easy!

on-site fueling Ulster county, ny If your business relies on vehicles or equipment that use diesel fuels, you know how important reliable, cost-effective fueling is.

Mazzola Oil is the Hudson Valley’s leader for on-site fueling, providing both on-road and off-road diesel fueling for a wide range of industries, including:

  • construction companies
  • farms
  • paving businesses
  • moving companies
  • courier and delivery companies
  • bus and shuttle companies
  • municipalities
  • school districts
  • health care facilities
  • transport companies

On-site fueling helps make your business better in many ways. Here are some of them.

Benefits of On-site Fueling

Improved efficiency and productivity: Boost your business productivity and streamline operations with our convenient onsite fueling services. Fuel is directly provided to your fleet when they are at your business or jobsite. By starting their shifts with vehicles and equipment already fueled up, your drivers and equipment operators can begin work promptly, resulting in a seamless and efficient workflow. On-site fueling ends delays caused by refueling and helps to ensure smooth, efficient operations. Say goodbye to wasted time and effort as your drivers no longer need to leave the site for refueling or manage fuel receipts. With our service, there’s no more hassle of organizing receipts or dealing with fuel card accounts. Your drivers can focus on their tasks more efficiently, while you have the freedom to dedicate time to enhancing your business’s operations and planning for future growth.

Superior fuel and budget management: By choosing Mazzola Oil as your dedicated onsite fuel supplier, you gain the advantage of precise monitoring and measurement of all your fuel consumption. Through comprehensive analysis of historical trends, patterns, and data points tied to your fleet’s fueling demand, you can effectively anticipate future expenses associated with fueling. Regrettably, there are instances where employees exploit fuel cards or allowances, resulting in significant financial losses for businesses. However, with our convenient on-site fueling option, you gain the ability to monitor and manage your fuel expenses effectively. This empowers you to have full control over where your business funds are allocated, ensuring transparency and peace of mind without any unnecessary complexities.

Reduced vehicle wear: Whenever drivers have to deviate from their route or go off-site to refuel their vehicles, they add unnecessary mileage to their cars. While each refueling may appear insignificant, the cumulative effect becomes significant when considering the size of your fleet and the frequency with which drivers have to fill up away from your business site or off their designated route. These frequent short trips can negatively impact your vehicles, leading to costly repairs or a shorter lifespan. That ends with Mazzola Oil’s on-site fueling!

Generator fueling

On-site fueling isn’t just for vehicles. Many facilities here in the Hudson Valley rely on diesel-powered generators. A diesel standby generator offers multiple layers of protection for your business. Whether it’s hospitals, health care facilities, or nursing homes, this essential equipment ensures the uninterrupted operation of life-saving devices. Additionally, it maintains the optimal temperature for your business’s technological equipment, such as servers and computers, by ensuring the HVAC system runs smoothly. Moreover, grocery stores depend on generators to safeguard their perishable goods, ensuring that the refrigeration system and HVAC remain operational. With a diesel standby generator and reliable onsite fueling from Mazzola Oil, you can have peace of mind, knowing that your business is well-prepared and protected in various critical scenarios.

Get reliable on-site fueling from Mazzola Oil! Contact us today for a consultation.

Mazzola Oil helps you manage your fleet fueling costs

fleet fueling Orange county, ny Mazzola Oil’s fleet fueling service offers a seamless solution to streamline your refueling process, helping you save precious time and money.

By reducing or eliminating the need for off-site fueling, your drivers can devote their attention to completing more work. Say goodbye to the hassle of managing receipts and fuel card accounts for you and your staff. Instead, redirect the time saved towards improving operations and developing new strategies to drive business growth.

You also get precise tracking and monitoring of fuel consumption across your fleet vehicles. Armed with this invaluable data, you’ll be able to anticipate your fuel requirements with accuracy, ensuring you never run out when you need it the most. This seamless management of your fuel budget will enhance efficiency and empower you to make informed decisions. You also benefit from competitive and transparent fuel pricing, without being subject to the unpredictable pricing of retail gasoline and diesel filling stations.

How does fleet fueling work?

Fleet fueling refers to the practice of refueling all the vehicles in a business fleet at a designated location. Companies typically have two options when it comes to fleet fueling: establishing an on-site fueling filling station where employees can refuel their vehicles or opting for wet hose fueling. Wet hose fueling is a popular choice because it involves our fuel delivery driver directly filling up the vehicles from the delivery truck, ensuring that the tanks are completely filled before the workday begins. This method guarantees convenience and efficiency for the fleet.

Tips for cutting fleet fueling costs

Properly maintain vehicles: Regular maintenance, such as oil changes and tune-ups, is vital to ensure optimal efficiency for every vehicle in your fleet. Not only does this help save money on fuel costs, but it also leads to significant benefits. Take, for instance, the U.S. Department of Energy‘s findings, which highlight that a well-tuned vehicle can achieve an average increase of 4% in gas mileage.

Enhancing your fleet’s fuel economy can be achieved through the adoption of synthetic oil. With its lower viscosity and friction-reducing properties, synthetic oil proves to be an effective solution.

Implementing a well-planned preventive maintenance program ensures that your vehicles consistently operate at optimal performance levels.

When thinking about maintenance, don’t forget the tires! Vehicles that have tires inflated at only 75% of the recommended pressure can consume up to 3% more fuel. If tires are inflated at just 50% of the recommended pressure level, they can result in up to a 10% increase in fuel consumption.

Ensuring regular tire pressure checks for your fleet will not only enhance your cost-per-mile but also proactively prevent unsafe situations. Making tire pressure a mandatory element of every driver’s pre-trip safety check is a prudent best practice.

This practice involves monitoring the vehicle’s tire pressure monitoring system and conducting visual inspections to identify anything that may have been missed by the electronic equipment.

Use GPS to improve your fleet’s fuel efficiency: Are your fleet drivers constantly traversing your community throughout the day? If your drivers often find themselves going over the same area multiple times during their work, it is high time to enhance the efficiency of your fleet routes by leveraging GPS tracking technology.

Efficiently optimizing routes not only streamlines your overall operations, but also empowers you to effectively serve a larger customer base. By eliminating unnecessary back-and-forth driving, your drivers can wholeheartedly dedicate themselves to delivering exceptional service. Moreover, this enhanced efficiency translates into substantial fuel cost savings and reduces the frequency of maintenance, ultimately maximizing the productivity of your fleet routes.

Another way that route optimization works is in timing. Encouraging off-peak driving, especially in the Hudson Valley where commuter traffic is heavy, can help reduce fuel usage and increase fuel and driver efficiency.

With easy fleet fueling from Mazzola Oil, managing your vehicle fleet is more efficient and cost-effective. Contact us today to learn more!

Fleet fueling with Mazzola Oil helps you control your fuel costs!

fuel efficiency Dutchess county, ny In recent years, we have seen how quickly diesel and gasoline prices can spike. It makes keeping your fleet’s fuel efficiency at its maximum even more essential for your Hudson Valley business.

Mazzola Oil is here to help with our reliable fleet fueling and on-site fueling services. For starters, we offer competitive, transparent pricing. Fleet fueling helps to make your fuel management more efficient, as your fleet is getting its fueling from one source and your drivers don’t waste time and fuel driving to filling stations.

Managing fuel efficiency tips

Your fleet’s fuel efficiency is essential to protecting your business’ bottom line. We’ve assembled some tips and tricks to help you do that.

Maintain your vehicles: Just as getting an annual tune-up of your home’s heating system helps it run at its best efficiency, the same applies to your fleet’s vehicles. Keeping on top of oil and filter changes, tune-ups, and other regular maintenance will help your vehicles use fuel as efficiently as it can.

Train your drivers: Implementing comprehensive driver training programs can have a significant impact on fuel consumption. By educating drivers on fuel-efficient techniques, such as avoiding aggressive acceleration and braking, maintaining a steady speed, and minimizing idle time, fleet managers can help drivers develop fuel-saving habits. These initiatives not only contribute to cost savings but also promote a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to fleet management.

Optimize your fleet’s routes: Using the least amount of fuel possible on routes is key for efficiency. Strategic planning and route optimization are pivotal in minimizing fuel consumption. Utilizing advanced route planning software or GPS systems, fleet managers can identify the most efficient routes that minimize distance, avoid traffic congestion, and reduce idle time. This not only enhances fuel efficiency but also leads to cost savings and promotes environmental sustainability.

Reduce idling: Did you know that a typical fleet truck or van uses about 1 gallon of fuel for every hour it idles? That may not sound like much but add up those hours of the span of a year and that idling could be costing your business thousands of dollars per vehicle! Ensure your drivers are trained in best practices to minimize idling, such as switching off engines when vehicles are stationary, adhering to manufacturer-recommended warm-up times, and complying with local anti-idling laws. These adjustments yield substantial fuel cost savings and reduce emissions from idling trucks.

Invest in fuel monitoring: By implementing a fuel monitoring system, fleet managers can accurately track fuel consumption. This enables them to identify areas of improvement and promptly address any inefficiencies. Monitoring fuel usage not only provides accurate data but also empowers managers to optimize fuel efficiency effectively.

Research vehicles: Eventually, fleet vehicles need to be replaced. When expanding or updating your fleet, it’s important to prioritize fuel efficiency. Opting for vehicles with higher fuel economy ratings not only helps reduce your environmental impact but also leads to significant long-term savings on fuel costs. As fleet managers, making the right choices in selecting fuel-efficient models can have a positive impact on both your bottom line and sustainability efforts.

Mazzola Oil is the Hudson Valley’s leader for dependable fleet fueling. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how our services can benefit your business!