Supply, Marketing, Distribution, Transportation & Logistics News & Information
October 2014 Issue

NACS/PEI 2014 Video: A Show-Floor Look at Technology Solutions on Display

October 29, 2014

There was a range of technology solutions on display at the recent NACS Show, PEI Conference. If you didn’t make the show, or didn’t make all the...

NACS/PEI 2014 Video: A Show-Floor Look at Fueling Infrastructure Solutions

October 29, 2014

The PEI pavilion was packed with companies showcasing the solutions that move the fuel from the underground tank to the customer’s vehicle. If you...

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    Get Smart about Fleet Card Acceptance in Your Retail Locations

    October 29, 2014

    By Shane Dyer It’s undeniable that accepting fleet cards into your chain of service stations results in increased sales for both fuel and in-store items. There have been numerous studies over the years that have confirmed fleet customers buy more than typical retail customers. This is because the drivers of those vehicles are also buying ...

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    NACS/PEI 2014 Video: A look at the Fuels Institute

    October 22, 2014

    Fuels Institute Director John Eichberger and various Fuels Institute Pavilion participants spent some time at the show discussing the organization’s role and the opportunities for retailers and marketers with the range of alternative motor fuels in the market today....

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    Growth in Use of Transactional Risk Insurance

    October 15, 2014

    By Greg Cushard and Charles Sternberg, Lockton Transactional risk insurance products are increasingly being accepted by the merger and acquisition community as a strategic alternative to traditional negotiation tactics. The convenience and gas retailing industry is one of those sectors seeing growth in M&A opportunities. Today, the market demands that financial buyers invest more of ...

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    Energy, Transport and Technology—Reasons to Buy America

    October 3, 2014

    By Joe Petrowski Here is an illustrative example of why we could be on the cusp of another glorious quarter century that will rival the 1949-1974 period, when compounded annual growth exceeded 5%, the stock market tripled and unemployment never exceeded 6% (midnight for this Cinderella period was the first oil shock of 1974). A ...

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    Marketer Profile: High Power Hightower

    October 1, 2014

    Reprinted from Cincy Magazine with permission August 2014.   Two bookcases in the conference room of Hightowers Petroleum Co. are filled with plaques and awards the Middletown fuel distributor has won, but CEO Stephen Hightower points to one as “the Big Daddy” of them all. It’s the award Hightowers Petroleum Co. won last year from ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, Oct. 27, 2014

October 27, 2014

Markets Have an Inside Week Oil prices paused in its downward push OPEC is facing serious fissures The United States is developing a very long inventory...

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Fuels Institute: U.S. Diesel Fuel Demand to Peak in 2015

October 29, 2014

An increase in overall vehicle efficiencies and the growing use of compressed natural gas for heavy-duty vehicles will more than offset a substantial increase...


Global Gains and Future Potential for Clean Diesel Power in All Modes of Transportation Outlined At 7th Emissions Summit USA

October 28, 2014

The growing acceptance and adoption of clean diesel systems utilizing Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems (SCR) technology is having a positive impact on...

NACS/PEI 2014 Video: Legislative Update from Paige Anderson

October 22, 2014

NACS Director of Govt. Relations Paige Anderson provides an update on the pressing legislative issues facing the association....

NACS/PEI 2014 Video: PEI’s Bob Renkes

October 22, 2014

Petroleum Equipment Institute Executive Vice President Bob Renkes provides his impression of the show, as well as giving a rundown on the equipment and...


New STI Standard for Inspection and Repair of Underground Steel Tanks

October 27, 2014

The Steel Tank Institute announces publication of SP131, Standard for Inspection, Repair and Modification of Shop-Fabricated Underground Tanks for Storage of...