MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio - It’s no secret that rising gasoline and diesel fuel costs are a big stress on small business owners and truckers, says leading commercial auto insurer Progressive. To relieve some of that stress, the insurer is giving away more than $150,000 in free fuel with the “Progressive Pumps Up the Savings Free Fuel Giveaway,” including three $25,000 grand prizes.

There are two ways to win:

• In person - Progressive will give away thousands of $25 fuel cards at commercial auto trade shows throughout the year, including the Mid America Truck Show, Great American Truck Show, and Great West Truck Show. For a complete list of shows, go to

• Online - Small business owners and truckers can also register at to win one of three $25,000 grand prizes. In addition, two $50 fuel cards will be awarded daily throughout 2008. Visitors can enter daily for the $25,000 grand prizes and the $50 fuel cards.

“The average trucker or small business owner can easily spend thousands of dollars a year in fuel, so a $25,000 grand prize would help with a giant business expense. Even $25 can help with that next fill-up,” said Tom Corpus, with Progressive’s commercial lines group. “That’s why we’re giving away more than $150,000 in free fuel online and at more than 20 trade shows around the country this year.”

Publication date:03/31/2008