May 2012

Fuel Prices going down?

Could it be so?

The national average, as of May 1st, for fuel was at $4.098/gallon.
As of today, May 30th, the national fuel average is at $3.934/gallon.
Now that is some good news! In one month, fuel prices have dropped $0.164/gallon! That's amazing. It may not seem like a lot, but it adds up fast!

As far as Arizona goes, and more specifically Flagstaff, we paid (at the pump) on May 27th - $3.96/gallon. So it appears that we are just a bit higher than the national average.

Let's do some math here shall we…. and let's see what we actually get with that $0.16 savings.

Just for an example, let's take a local truck traveling a 550 mile radius for a one day trip.
This particular truck gets an average of 6 mpg. This truck will use 91.66 gallons of fuel for this specific trip (and of course this is just hypothetically speaking, there are many more factors that go into figuring fuel usage, but for this example, lets keep it simple).

At the rate at the beginning of the month, the truck used $375.62 of fuel for this trip.
At todays rate (by the national average), this same truck used $360.59 of fuel for the same trip.

A small change of $0.164/gallon is a savings of $15.03 for this truck on one trip. That's more than an hours wage for most people!
Let's say this truck does this trip 5 times a week, 50 weeks a year (we'll give the truck/driver a 2 week vacation).
This truck/driver is saving (at $15.03 a trip) $75.15 a week = $300.60 a month = $3,757.50 savings for 50 weeks.

WOW! That's huge! A savings of $3,757.50 in 50 weeks for a decrease in fuel of $0.164/gallon.

Let's hope the national average continues to go down and give all of us a break!

Keep on Trucking & enjoy your week!

Memorial Holiday

Memorial Day / Decoration Day

A day to remember those who have died in our nation's service.

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies

~Moina Michael


Tammie's Special Day

Today was Tammie's Special Day!

Happy Birthday Tammie
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Tammie works at our sister company, Flag Truck Center. We all share office/land space together… one big happy family/team.
Tammie is going on her 7th year with Flag Truck Center. She was a transplant to Flagstaff from San Diego, her home for many, many years. Tammie is a smart woman, we all know that. From being our IT person to taking care of the books at FTC and holding down the fort during the night shift… she is and has always been an invaluable asset to our team.
Tammie is also major dog lover. She makes most of our dogs look like orphans. Her two sweet pups are Gina and Peekaboo. These two girls are like Tammie's kids and are usually the topic of many great stories here at work.
If you even get a chance to meet Tammie you'll likely remember her for her contagious laugh and loving spirit.
Happy Birthday Tammie. We wish you all the best and many, many years of youthful looks!

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse, May 2012!

WOW! What a sight to see. Hopefully you were able to enjoy the rare Solar Eclipse on May 12th.
It was quite an amazing site to see.
This picture was taken in Payson, AZ… about 3 hours south of Flagstaff.
Picture Source HERE

This is a great photo of what was witnessed by many this past weekend. We were all watching a part of history. Fortunately we were with someone who had seen a similar eclipse in the late 50's. She remembered that they poked a pin-hole in paper to view the eclipse (less eye damage this way). That's exactly what we did. It was an amazing thing to see.

Heavy Hauling


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