A new computer program is making it easier for truckers to fill up on biodiesel. Commercial trucking software maker ProMiles has developed a program that helps truckers find biodiesel stations through their in-cab computers and laptops.
The software has the endorsement of the National Biodiesel Board:
“I’ve been a ProMiles user for years and I rely on it for all of my routing,” said Tony Hamilton, company driver, Dixie Midwest Express, Alabama. “Having biodiesel locations available helps me to use my fuel of choice and incorporate it into my planning instead of going out of my way to search for it when on the road.”
The NBB, ProMiles, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) are working together to produce a continuously updated and accurate list of truck-accessible biodiesel locations to be included in mapping software. This first set of locations is now incorporated into ProMiles XF® software and available for truckers.
“ProMiles is the first mapping software company to approach us about showing biodiesel locations in its mapping software,” said Tom Verry, Director of Outreach and Development, NBB. “They are pioneers in the industry and are looking to keep current with what their customers are demanding.”