- 22 Feb
American miles driven were at 2003 levels last year
The Federal Highway Administration reported that in 2011 Americans drove 35.7 billion miles fewer than in 2010. That’s a decline of 1.2%. The first half of 2011 showed a 1% decline, while the second half showed a 1.4% decline.
From a fuel price management perspective, the decline in miles driven helps explain the overall decline in fuel gallons sold. On a national level, the market for fuel continues to be more and more competitive. Fuel pricing strategies need to be a key focus in order to maintain optimized profits at each store and across all markets.