PDI Perspective: COVID-19 Fuel Delivery Volume Trends Report

Fuel demand trends and analysis keep you informed

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Digital Transformation in Logistics

Digital transformation is changing the way businesses operate.

From capturing data from IoT enabled devices like automatic tank gauges (ATGs) to artificial intelligence (AI) using machine learning and chatbots, the latest digital technologies are enabling greater visibility and predictability throughout the fuel supply chain. Innovation and the digitalization of logistics workflows are improving operational efficiency, reducing costs, enhancing supply chain visibility, and ultimately keeping drivers safe.


of investment will be in information and data over the next 10 years.

The Internet of Things and connected equipment bring benefits beyond simply knowing where your trucks are.

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of organizations in APAC have embraced digital transformation.

Digital disruption is having a significant impact in the transportation and logistics industries.

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Petroleum Logistics Solutions to Help You Thrive

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Truck Driver Shortage

Countries across the globe face this challenge

  • UK: Growing at a rate of 50 drivers per day
  • United States: Double over the next decade
  • Germany: 40% are expected to retire by 2027
  • Japan: 180K unfilled jobs by 2028

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Sources: Yahoo Finance, FleetOwner, nippon.com

Increasing Regulations and Penalties

Truck drivers and fleets are encountering higher fines and more regulations

  • Denmark fleets face a 10X increase in penalties for hours of service violations
  • In the US, recordkeeping violations carry a maximum penalty of $1,270 per day
  • Bangkok is considering a 20-hour ban on big trucks to ease traffic congestion
  • Between March 2018 and 2019, the UK issued 19,723 penalties

A solid knowledge of trucking regulations and industry best practices, can minimize headaches and expensive fines.

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Sources: trans.INFO, KeepTruckin, Bangkok Post, GOV.UK

Fuel Demand Changes

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a wide-ranging impact on consumer behavior and spending, fuel retailers and wholesalers are experiencing significant changes in fuel demand.

In the U.S., fuel demand hit a low in April 2020, falling by 41% compared to the weekly average during the period of February 2 through March 14 when shelter-in-place orders started spreading throughout the country. Fuel volume has recovered significantly from the slowdown.

Learn more about the recovery in our bi-weekly U.S. fuel demand report.

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Regions around the globe experienced a similar shock. On a global scale, there was a 35 percent decline in fuel demand in April 2020, but some regions have been majorly impacted with declines up to a staggering 65 percent.

Get exclusive insights for eight regions around the globe in our COVID’s Effect on Fuel Demand report.

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Logistics Industry Trends

Consolidation of both retail and wholesale may lead to consolidation of carriers.

Use of geo-location data to drive dispatching, automated status updates and fleet visibility.

Mandate to comply with new Federal DOT regulations around driver logging.

Streamlining data collection & storage is of growing importance to enable scale and additional volume.

Technology is essential for scaling of carriers – those who do not scale with technology will have to scale with people and the costs associated.

Growing mobility & increasingly large companies have increased the number of devices and amount of data requiring management.

Sources: PWC Downstream Trends, Forbes, US EIA

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