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The American trucking industry continues to boom as oil production increases across the country. Our nation’s diesel fuel transportation carriers delivered 131.3 million barrels of oil to refineries in 2012; this is 38% more than the previous year. That’s great news!

Crude Oil TankerHowever, the tough working conditions, longer hours, and shortage of qualified drivers has forced fleet companies to pay oil field truckers more in salary. A recent article in Transportation Topics notes that this salary increase is 2 - 2.5 times more in comparison to the 2012 national trucking industry pay average, according to the Department of Labor.

With the excitement of the industry boom, many companies are also experiencing prodigious expenses and a significant need for additional drivers. That’s where Diligent comes in with a Customized Dedicated Delivery Program.

This solution can replace or compliment your current fleet with more professional vehicles and drivers as a part of your team. Our dedicated fleet service has the potential to yield anywhere from a 16% to 21% average savings in transportation expenses.

Try us now! Access Diligent’s online cost calculator to determine your cost savings today, or you can contact one of our Logistics Consultants at 1-877-495-3967.

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