- 03 Sep
AAA predicts highest Labor Day travel
AAA is predicting that this Labor Day weekend we’ll see the highest travel miles in seven years. The prediction is for a 1% increase over last year, and the fifth consecutive increase in miles traveled by automobile this holiday weekend. The weekend officially starts Thursday September 3 and concludes Monday September 7.
More details can be found on CSPNet.com here.
Timing for these high travel mile numbers couldn’t be better for fuel retailers since according to the latest OPIS retail fuel margins on NACS Daily, fuel margins are up 0.159 per gallon this week to a whopping 0.345 per gallon. Even the midwest seems to have recovered from the refinery outage that caused retail fuel prices to skyrocket and fuel margins to plummet.
From a fuel price management perspective, this is a key money making weekend, where fuel pricing software is key for keeping an eye on competitors, volumes, and margins in order to make the best of the opportunity.