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March 2017 Issue

Business Management

Vendor View: Self-Driving Vehicles—Fueling Revolution or Evolution?

“Fueled for Thought” by Joe O’Brien, Source North America Corporation   Since a self-driving tractor-trailer successfully completed a 120-mile interstate trip in October, speculation about the mainstream rollout of autonomous vehicles has kicked into high gear. The truck, introduced by Uber’s self-driving vehicle operation, Otto, hauled 2,000...

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Convenience Store Sales Grow in 2016, Retailers Optimistic for 2017

January 4, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on Convenience Store Sales Grow in 2016, Retailers Optimistic for 2017

Low gas prices helped drive sales increases at convenience stores in 2016—and retailers expect those strong sales to carry over into 2017, according to a survey of retailers released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). More than two in...

PennDOT Applies to Make Pennsylvania National “Proving Ground” for Automated Vehicle Technologies

January 4, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fleet OperationsComments Off on PennDOT Applies to Make Pennsylvania National “Proving Ground” for Automated Vehicle Technologies

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently applied to a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) solicitation to be designated as an Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Pilot to facilitate the safe and innovative development of these...

Ford Debuts Next-Generation Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Development Vehicle; Car to First Appear at CES and North American International Auto Show in January

January 3, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on Ford Debuts Next-Generation Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Development Vehicle; Car to First Appear at CES and North American International Auto Show in January

Ford Motor Company is introducing its next-generation Fusion Hybrid autonomous development vehicle, just in time for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the North American International Auto Show in January.   The new vehicle uses the current Ford...

Vendor View: Nostalgia for Analog versus the Need for Digital Solutions

December 21, 2016 • App Homepage, Business Management, Featured Articles, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Vendor View: Nostalgia for Analog versus the Need for Digital Solutions

By Bill Stomp, Digital Dispatcher   Based on the number of deservedly positive reviews for David Sax’s new book, The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter, including this write-up in the New York Times, one would think we should...

Wells Fargo Survey: Small Business Optimism at Highest Point in Eight Years

December 21, 2016 • App Homepage, Business Management, Featured ArticlesComments Off on Wells Fargo Survey: Small Business Optimism at Highest Point in Eight Years

Small business owners are the most optimistic they have been since January 2008, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted November 11 – 17.   In the quarterly small business survey, which measures the optimism of small...

Jack Gerard: Rex Tillerson Has Career Experience to Excel as Secretary of State

December 13, 2016 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on Jack Gerard: Rex Tillerson Has Career Experience to Excel as Secretary of State

American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack Gerard released the following statement in response to President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nomination of ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as Secretary of State.   “Rex...

Fuel Marketer News Positioned to Provide Readers with Price Data through EPIC Fuel Price Benchmarks

December 6, 2016 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Fuel Marketer News Positioned to Provide Readers with Price Data through EPIC Fuel Price Benchmarks

EPIC News+Data, a newly formed and innovative publisher and price reporting agency (PRA), and Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, have formed an alliance to provide comprehensive wholesale price data to motor fuel...

Visa Moves Back Forecourt EMV to 2020

December 1, 2016 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on Visa Moves Back Forecourt EMV to 2020

In news first publicized by Reuters and Bloomberg, Visa announced the decision to delay the implementation deadline for fraud-resistant EuroPay MasterCard Visa (EMV) “chip card” technology at the forecourt from October 1, 2017, to October 1, 2020. The...

Sponsored Content: Advanced Fuel Management with Advanced Technologies

November 30, 2016 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on Sponsored Content: Advanced Fuel Management with Advanced Technologies

Managing your fuel inventory is a critical part of your business, and you owe it to yourself and team to apply proven best practices. When you optimize your fuel inventory, you can save time, conserve cash and grow your profits, all of which are invaluable in...