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April 2017 Issue

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Allstate/USA TODAY Small Business Barometer Uncovers Surging Optimism and Innovation on Main Street

In a revealing analysis of America’s small business environment, the second annual Allstate/USA TODAY Small Business Barometer  finds increasing optimism and innovation among small business owners, despite the rising cost of doing business. Nine in 10 local entrepreneurs say the benefits of owning a business outweigh the challenges.   The...

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Vendor View: Bugs Cause Fuel System Damage, Part Two

April 17, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fleet Operations, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Vendor View: Bugs Cause Fuel System Damage, Part Two

Frederick J. Passman, Ph.D., Biodeterioration Control Associates, Inc.   My last article discussed the opportunity costs caused by dispenser flow-rate reduction. I’ll open today’s article with a few photos that I’ve selected from my collection...

Vendor View: The New Retail Fuel Customer Base

April 12, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Featured Articles, Retail OperationsComments Off on Vendor View: The New Retail Fuel Customer Base

Sourced from “Fueled for Thought” by Joe O’Brien, Source North America Corporation   Twenty years ago, the business buzz phrase was “paradigm shift.” Today, the buzzword is “disruption.” Whatever the term, the notion is worth...

Policy Brief: Trump Rolls Back Clean Power Plan, Reviews CAFE Standards

March 29, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on Policy Brief: Trump Rolls Back Clean Power Plan, Reviews CAFE Standards

By Keith Reid   As he promised during the campaign, President Trump has essentially backed out of the Obama administration EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The “Energy Independence” executive order signed on March 28 at EPA asks the agency to review...

Vendor View: Managing Aging USTs with Facts and Confidence

March 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Vendor View: Managing Aging USTs with Facts and Confidence

By Brian Derge, Tanknology   In the 1980s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was at work developing the first comprehensive set of regulations governing underground storage tanks (USTs). Simultaneously, the retail fuel industry was working...

PMAA 2017 Legislative Update with Rob Underwood

March 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Featured Articles, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on 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...

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, Fuel Price News, 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...