Rising fuel prices have an effect on everybody. From the commuter who drives 20 miles into the office, to the manufacturer that needs to keep their supply chain moving, to the distributor that depends on that fuel as a core component of a business. For the small distributor, gas price fluctuation can either be a godsend or a travesty depending on which way the needle points. When gas prices rise significantly, it becomes inevitable that some of the cost is going to be transferred to the consumer. This can wreak havoc with their business as it depends on a fleet of trucks to distribute their goods to other businesses. We’ll look at how smaller organizations can use information technology to keep their costs down when the costs at the pump rise.