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March 2017 Issue

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PMAA 2017 Legislative Update with Rob Underwood

By Keith Reid We operate in a highly regulated industry that must adapt to a new slate of challenges, often major in scope, each year. However, there is a new administration in Washington, D.C., and 2017 certainly promises to be an “interesting” year. In February, Fuel Marketer News (FMN) interviewed PMAA President Rob Underwood for ...

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NACS in 2017: An Inside Legislative Update with Paige Anderson

March 15, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Featured Articles, Retail Operations News, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on NACS in 2017: An Inside Legislative Update with Paige Anderson

By Keith Reid In our industry, there are always new challenges and regulations arising that require us to continually adapt. With a new administration in the White House, even more dramatic shifts are surely on their way. In February, Fuel Marketer News (FMN)...

Fuel Prices into the Summer

March 7, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on Fuel Prices into the Summer

By Keith Reid   As we approach spring, it’s an interesting time to get projections from experts on what to anticipate with motor fuels prices going into the summer months. The new Trump administration in Washington, D.C., also adds some potential...

How to Obtain a Diesel Fuel Tax Permit in Texas

February 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on How to Obtain a Diesel Fuel Tax Permit in Texas

By Vic Lance   Motor fuel wholesalers in Texas who would like to start operations with diesel fuel need to get a tax license to operate legally. It guarantees their compliance with state laws regarding fuel tax collection. The Texas diesel fuel tax...

Vendor View: Three Ways to Benefit from Distilled Biodiesel

February 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on Vendor View: Three Ways to Benefit from Distilled Biodiesel

By Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group, Inc.   At first blush, distillation may not be a topic that piques your interest, or maybe you think you already know enough about it from petroleum refining. Regardless, you would be wise to pay attention to...

Toxic Leadership

February 22, 2017 • Featured ArticlesComments Off on Toxic Leadership

By Ann Pitts   A major news story of 2016 broke when one of the largest banking institutions in the U.S., Wells Fargo, admitted that a large number of employees committed fraud against their own customer base by routinely opening accounts, including...

CO2 versus NOx at the Integer Emissions Summit, Post-Obama

February 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on CO2 versus NOx at the Integer Emissions Summit, Post-Obama

By Keith Reid   The 9th Integer Emissions Summit & DEF Forum USA, held October 25 – 27, 2016, provided its usual thorough overview of the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) market, with content appropriate for interested parties ranging from emission...

Convenience Retailing as Part of the Education and Employment Solution for the USA

February 8, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Featured ArticlesComments Off on Convenience Retailing as Part of the Education and Employment Solution for the USA

By Joe Petrowski   Everyone works for 3 reasons: Money Self-Improvement (building skills, a resume and a network) Fun (subjective for every individual)   It is an old adage that the best way to get a high paying job is to get a low paying job and do...

Vendor View: Fuel System Bugs Drain Revenues

February 1, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fleet Operations, Retail OperationsComments Off on Vendor View: Fuel System Bugs Drain Revenues

Frederick J. Passman, PhD, Biodeterioration Control Associates, Inc.   Does this photo look familiar? If you are a petroleum retailer who either owns or operates c-stores in urban areas, or if you are a fleet operator whose trucks line up at your fueling...

PDI Acquires Pinnacle’s ERP Assets—What’s Next?

January 26, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Retail OperationsComments Off on PDI Acquires Pinnacle’s ERP Assets—What’s Next?

By Keith Reid   There were a range of notable announcements in 2016 relative to the major vendors serving the industry. That trend continued when the New Year started off with a bang following Temple, Texas-based PDI’s January 5 acquisition of the...