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April 2017 Issue

Fleet Operations

Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 24, 2017

Bears Take Control OPEC-non-OPEC deal may be unraveling Crude oil tanker movements reach a record Gasoline supply up; gasoline demand down Natural gas storage lags last year, well ahead of five-year average   Sincerely, Alan Levine, Chairman of Powerhouse     The Matrix Declining oil prices in recent days suggest that the effectiveness...

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PEI Updates PEI/RP100

April 21, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fleet Operations, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on PEI Updates PEI/RP100

The 2017 edition of PEI/RP100: Recommended Practices for Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems is available for purchase at www.PEI.org/RP100. The purchase price is $40 for Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) members and $95 for non-members....

ATA Honored to Win EPA SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award

April 21, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fleet OperationsComments Off on ATA Honored to Win EPA SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award

American Trucking Associations (ATA) officials expressed their gratitude to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for honoring the federation with its seventh EPA SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award.   “We take tremendous pride in receiving this...

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 1% in March

April 18, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 1% in March

American Trucking Associations’ (ATA’s) advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 1% in March, following a 0.1% decline during February (February’s percentage decrease was unchanged from the March 21,...

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...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 17, 2017

Oil Prices Hold Support RBOB prices holding; gas cracks, not so much OPEC reports remarkable rate of compliance Declining foreign crude oil stocks include Iran’s long-term waterborne storage Natural gas end-of-heating-season storage third...

Trucking Associations Support Minority Leader’s Bill to Repeal RhodeWorks Toll

April 17, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Trucking Associations Support Minority Leader’s Bill to Repeal RhodeWorks Toll

The Rhode Island Trucking Association joined the American Trucking Associations (ATA) in praising State Representative Patricia Morgan’s bill to repeal the RhodeWorks toll law. Minority Leader Morgan introduced the legislation at the State House earlier...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 10, 2017

Expanded Crack Spreads Threaten the Gasoline Rally Fewer days of supply of U.S. petroleum products seen as bullish Less ability to meet demand contrasts with high total inventories Impact of product exports grows on evaluation of supply Natural gas ends...

ATA Grateful to See TWIC Reforms Are Part of New Security Legislation

April 3, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on ATA Grateful to See TWIC Reforms Are Part of New Security Legislation

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) thanked the leaders of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for introducing legislation to improve the efficiency and security of the trucking industry by moving the Transportation Worker...

Arthur D. Little Predicts How Future Mobility Solutions Will Affect Automotive OEMs

March 30, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fleet OperationsComments Off on Arthur D. Little Predicts How Future Mobility Solutions Will Affect Automotive OEMs

Arthur D. Little (ADL) released a new study, “The Future of Automotive Mobility.” Based on a global survey of 6,500 participants, including customers, industry players and regulators, the report examines how the megatrends of electric mobility, car...