Tuesday, April 30, 2024

New Wright Express Fuel Credit Cards are Here!

New WEX cards have arrived and we have already begun swapping them out. Through May both the old and new cards are active, so in order to get the new card you must bring your old card to our office. If your drivers are based outside of Iowa City, please contact our office to arrange exchanging those cards. The old cards will expire at the end of May so beginning June 1st a card can be picked up without turning in the old card. 

Don’t forget that If you have a fuel card for a lawn mower, generator, boat motor, pump or other piece of equipment, those cards are expiring too!!  Please bring the old card to our office and we’ll exchange it.

The Diesel Blend is a Changin’

As the weather warms up our blend of diesel fuel will be changing. The most recent load we received is B-10 (containing 10% Biodiesel) and the next load will be B-20 (20% Biodiesel). We will have this more sustainable higher bio blend through the warmer months before we transition back for winter.

Lee County Speed Cameras

Some of our vehicles traveling for Spring Break received speed camera tickets from Lee County Iowa, speed cameras that quite frankly were not on our radar (pun intended). There are 6 total cameras along Hwy 218 / IA 27 near Donnelson, Charleston, and Argyle Iowa. Check out their website with a map of the camera locations and a breakdown of the fee schedule. Per policy, the driver of the vehicle is responsible for paying all violations. 

Take the Distracted Driving Awareness Pledge! 

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month. What is distracted driving? It can be anything that takes your attention away from the road, like talking on the phone, texting, eating, or even just messing with the radio. Similarly to the impairment of drunk driving, distracted driving can slow your reaction time, make it difficult to focus on the road, and impair your ability to drive safely. In 2022, 3,308 lives were lost as a result of distracted driving. If you need to talk on the phone, pull over to a safe location. If you need to change the radio, wait until you are stopped at a red light. Just remember, you cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. Check out the link to NHTSA’s page with more information and where you can take the pledge to not drive distracted. If you have children or a partner ask them to take the pledge too! 

Honest Mikes Used Cars

We have a nice variety of vehicles live for auction on GovDeals right now. We have a 2016 White Chevy Silverado 2500 with 4wd, a double cab, and only 37k miles. Also live right now is a 2019 silver Chevy Malibu with 67k miles and a 2014 silver Nissan Frontier 4x2 with super low mileage, just less than 11k. If a minivan is what you fancy we have a couple of those too. Currently listed is a Silver 2018 Grand Caravan with 58k miles and a white 2019 Grand Caravan with 45K miles. Take a look at our auction page on GovDeals.

Parking a Personal Vehicle During a Rental Reservation

When you pick up one of our rental vehicles, we always ask you to, “…park on the other side of the utility/telephone pole” in the middle of our lot.  That is at the far east side closer to Madison Street. Our lot has been extra full lately, so we need the space up front for folks to return vehicles. There is also less traffic on that side of the lot and less chance someone will bump into your vehicle.        

Fleet Factoid

GreenerCars.org has released their rankings for the “greenest” cars of the year. Surprisingly the winner was not a pure electric vehicle, it was a plug-in hybrid Prius Prime. The top 12 consists of seven battery EVs, two plug-in hybrids like the Prius, and two gas-electric hybrids. Unlike other evaluations that only look at fuel-efficiency, GreenerCars scores vehicles on their entire environmental impact. GreenerCars looks at the greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions from the production of the vehicle, its use, and the disposal of the vehicle. The takeaway is that simply running on electricity is not enough to guarantee that a car is “green”, factors such as weight, battery size and overall efficiency also matter. Check out the full rankings.


ManagerMike Wilson
Phone number319-384-0564
Hours7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Shop hours8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Shop phone319-335-5105
Fueling hours24 hours/7 days a week