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May 2017 Issue

Fleet Operations

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 ATA’s press release on April 18, 2017). In April, the index equaled 134 (2000=100), down from 137.4 in...

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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...

Changes Have Arrived at Fuel Marketer News

May 17, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fleet Operations, Fuel Price News, Fuels & Supply, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Changes Have Arrived at Fuel Marketer News

As we announced at the end of March, Fuel Marketer News (FMN) would soon be taking advantage of a range of data offerings generated by our parent company, EPIC News+Data. That day has arrived. We have just made a wholesale pricing index available...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuel Price News, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Powerhouse, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, May 15, 2017

Crude Oil Prices Strengthen Calls to renew OPEC cuts are growing U.S. shale oil output exceeds expectations OPEC recognizes importance of shale oil in assessing global supply balances  EIA projects rising natural gas production in 2017   Sincerely,...

Volvo Group Innovation Summit to Focus on Transport in Smart Cities of the Future

May 9, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fleet OperationsComments Off on Volvo Group Innovation Summit to Focus on Transport in Smart Cities of the Future

With a focus on “Smart Cities—Infrastructure and Transport of the Future,” Volvo Group will host its inaugural Innovation Summit in London on May 16, 2017. Moderated by Richard Westcott, the BBC’s transport correspondent, the event will gather...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, May 1, 2017

WTI Crude Oil Breaks $50 Support Prices soften even as crude oil usage grows U.S. shale oil production benefitting from efficiency gains Crude oil demand is forecast to grow in 2017 and 2018 Natural gas injections grow, reflecting mild temperatures  ...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on 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...

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...