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Vendor View: Managing Aging USTs with Facts and Confidence

By Brian Derge, Tanknology   In the 1980s, while the EPA was at work developing the first comprehensive set of regulations governing underground storage tanks (USTs), the retail fuel industry was at work upgrading their locations throughout the U.S. and adding new ones at a rapid pace. Retail fuel at that time was still dominated ...

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NBB Calls Out Illegal Biodiesel Trading

March 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on NBB Calls Out Illegal Biodiesel Trading

The National Biodiesel Board filed an anti-dumping and countervailing duty petition, making the case that Argentine and Indonesian companies are violating trade laws by flooding the U.S. market with dumped and subsidized...

Wells Fargo Survey: Small Business Optimism Surges to Pre-Recession Levels

March 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on Wells Fargo Survey: Small Business Optimism Surges to Pre-Recession Levels

Small business owners are the most optimistic they have been since the start of the Great Recession, according to the latest findings from the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted Feb. 6-10. In the quarterly small business survey, which measures...

New Podium Survey Illustrates Profound Impact of Online Reviews on Businesses

March 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on New Podium Survey Illustrates Profound Impact of Online Reviews on Businesses

Podium, a SaaS platform that helps SMBs and enterprises build and manage their online reputation, today announced new research that demonstrates how online reviews shape consumer engagement with businesses. Until recent years, word-of-mouth among consumers...

Consumer Energy Alliance Applauds the Latest Keystone XL Decision

March 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on Consumer Energy Alliance Applauds the Latest Keystone XL Decision

Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) commended the Trump Administration’s State Department for issuing a permit to authorize construction of the long awaited Keystone XL Pipeline. Today’s welcomed authorization helps American families and businesses move...

Zero-Emissions Natural Gas Engine Now Operating at Ports of Long Beach/Los Angeles

March 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations News, Wholesale Operations NewsComments Off on Zero-Emissions Natural Gas Engine Now Operating at Ports of Long Beach/Los Angeles

Total Transportation Services, Inc., one of largest drayage trucking companies in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has begun using one of the first Cummins Westport (CWI) ISX12 G low NOx natural gas engines for their trucking operations. Available for...

NRF Disappointed in Missed Opportunity to Pass “Real Reform” Health Care Legislation

March 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail Operations, Upper RightComments Off on NRF Disappointed in Missed Opportunity to Pass “Real Reform” Health Care Legislation

The National Retail Federation (NRF) said it was disappointed that the House failed to vote on Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation, saying the measure would take significant steps toward making health care more affordable.   “This bill...

NRF Says Later Easter Expected to Bring Record Spending

March 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Says Later Easter Expected to Bring Record Spending

Americans will spend more than ever as they celebrate Easter nearly three weeks later this year than last, said the National Retail Federation (NRF). According to NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics,...

API’s Jack Gerard Welcomes Federal Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

March 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on API’s Jack Gerard Welcomes Federal Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed the State Department’s approval of the cross-border permit needed for the advancement of the Keystone XL pipeline.    “Today’s action to approve...

IVECO Receives Industry Award for Dedication to Developing Natural Gas Vehicles

March 23, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations News, Retail Operations News, Wholesale Operations NewsComments Off on IVECO Receives Industry Award for Dedication to Developing Natural Gas Vehicles

NGV Global, the International Association for Natural Gas, has recognized IVECO, the commercial vehicles brand of CNH Industrial, with its “NGV Global Industry Champion” award at the NGV GLOBAL 2017 conference being held this week...