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May 2017 Issue

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ExxonMobil Commemorates UTeach 20th Anniversary with Grant to Support Classroom Projects

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the UTeach program, ExxonMobil has provided a grant of more than $275,000 to DonorsChoose.org, which will provide each public school UTeach alumnus with funding for classroom projects. The UTeach program is an innovative, university-based teacher preparation initiative that has significantly increased the number...

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eMotorWerks Electric Vehicle to Grid Charging Platform Sales Increase 100% for Third Consecutive Year

May 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on eMotorWerks Electric Vehicle to Grid Charging Platform Sales Increase 100% for Third Consecutive Year

Showing strong traction in the growing electric vehicle (EV) market, the sales and user base of eMotorWerks is growing exponentially. In the past 12 months, eMotorWerks has increased both its sales and customer base to over 18,000 charging stations...

City of Hollywood Becomes South Florida’s First Green Municipal Fleet with E85 Biofuel

May 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on City of Hollywood Becomes South Florida’s First Green Municipal Fleet with E85 Biofuel

Protec Fuel Management, LLC announced the completion of a project to enable the City of Hollywood to run all Flex Fuel-capable vehicles on the cleaner-burning biofuel, E85. Protec, the largest distributor of higher ethanol blend fuels to independent retailers...

Gulf Oil Becomes Official Partner of the Pittsburgh Penguins

May 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on Gulf Oil Becomes Official Partner of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Gulf Oil has announced a major sponsorship agreement with the National Hockey League’s (NHL’s) Pittsburgh Penguins.   Gulf Oil has a deep-rooted history of outstanding service and involvement in the Pittsburgh community, making this...

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 2.5% in April

May 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Retail OperationsComments Off on ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 2.5% in April

American Trucking Associations’ (ATA’s) advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 2.5% in April, following a 1.1% decline during March (March’s percentage decrease was slightly more than reported in...

NATSO Issues Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposal Calling for Tolls and Commercial Rest Areas

May 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Lower Left 2, Retail OperationsComments Off on NATSO Issues Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposal Calling for Tolls and Commercial Rest Areas

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s budget proposal that would like to “liberalize tolling policy and allow private investment in rest areas.”   “The proposals to...

May 24, 2017: OPEC Meets Today on Production Cut Extension

May 24, 2017 • App Homepage, FP Daily, Fuel Price NewsComments Off on May 24, 2017: OPEC Meets Today on Production Cut Extension

Analysis by Dr. Nancy Yamaguchi   Prices for crude, diesel and gasoline now have opened higher for five consecutive trading sessions. OPEC and key non-OPEC oil producers are meeting in Vienna today to make a long-awaited decision as to whether the...

May 23, 2017: Price Strength Continues, Gasoline Retail Prices Begin Upward Trend

May 23, 2017 • App Homepage, FP Daily, Fuel Price NewsComments Off on May 23, 2017: Price Strength Continues, Gasoline Retail Prices Begin Upward Trend

Analysis by Dr. Nancy Yamaguchi   The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released data on gasoline and diesel retail prices for the week ended May 22. At the national level, gasoline retail prices rose by 3.0 cents/gallon. Diesel prices declined...

Vendor View: Addressing Corrosion and Microbial Growth in Today’s Fuel Environment

May 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fleet Operations, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Vendor View: Addressing Corrosion and Microbial Growth in Today’s Fuel Environment

Photo: A corroded flapper valve from a diesel tank, next to another flapper valve from the gasoline tank at the same site.   By Brad Hoffman, Tanknology, Inc.   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began to phase in...

ATA Commends Senate Push for Federal Hair Testing Standards

May 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on ATA Commends Senate Push for Federal Hair Testing Standards

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is applauding U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota) and a bipartisan group of senators for sending a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, urging federal guidelines for hair-test drug screening...