Can a Truck Run 7,500 Miles on Veggie Oil?

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Are there solutions to high diesel fuel costs, truck driver shortages, America's dependence on foreign crude oil?

John D. Thomas, President and sole owner of Atex Freight Broker Training, Inc. trains individuals, mostly truckers, to become freight brokers. One major deterrent to entering the broker industry, however, is the decreasing availability of truck drivers. Why? The high cost of fuel is one major reason. Truckers simply cannot keep their “ship afloat”.

John states, “Now, it appears, a young high school student may have a solution. This young high school student, recently featured on television, has driven 7,500 miles in his pickup truck on pure vegetable oil. Total cost - about $5.00. This ought to get the attention of truckers, and others, who are paying about $3.00 per gallon for diesel fuel.”

At $3.00 per gallon, a 7,500 mile trip will cost the trucker about $3,750 if the truck averages six miles per gallon. Just a tad more than the $5 trip on veggie oil.

John goes on to say that this does not mean that a trucker will pull up at the gas pump next week or next month and say, “Fill’er up with your veggie stuff and check the tires please”.

The point is, however, there are technological advances in the making that could revolutionize the entire transportation industry.

The truck driver shortage would be lessened as transportation costs decrease. And equally important America’s dependence on foreign crude would decrease as well.

According to the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. government, about 50% of the cost of diesel fuel is for crude oil. The rest of the cost is for refining, marketing and taxes. So roughly $1.50 per gallon of the diesel fuel cost is supporting America’s habit for further dependence on foreign sources.

For more information, please contact John at 1-915-313-3803 or visit his website at

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