The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped by 0.1 cent to $3.050 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Oct. 21. Fleet Advantage of Fort Lauderdale consults with trucking fleets about their Class 8 tractors. A solution the firm offers to reduce fuel costs often is surprising: replacement. A new truck could mean more than $6,000 in the first year’s fuel savings, according to Brett Wilkie, Fleet Advantage senior director of fleet services.

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