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April 2017 Issue

Fleet Operations

Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 27, 2017

Crude Oil Stocks Resume Growth, Little Price Response Crude oil stocks reach new record, little price response Planned SPR release will add to crude oil glut Constrained OPEC production agreement ends in June Natural gas supply surplus growing   Sincerely, Alan Levine, Chairman of Powerhouse       The Matrix Commercial crude oil in...

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ATA Welcomes Withdrawal of Safety Fitness Determination Proposal

March 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on ATA Welcomes Withdrawal of Safety Fitness Determination Proposal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said the decision by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) to withdraw its proposed safety fitness determination rule was a positive step for the agency to improving its Compliance, Safety,...

DOT: Hours of Service Final Rule for Truck Drivers

March 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on DOT: Hours of Service Final Rule for Truck Drivers

The Hours of Service of Drivers Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2011. The effective date of the final rule was February 27, 2012, and the compliance date of remaining provisions was July 1,...

ATA Calls on HHS to Set Hair Testing Standards

March 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on ATA Calls on HHS to Set Hair Testing Standards

In a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear called for the federal government to quickly release guidelines and standards for the use of hair samples in mandatory drug...

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 0.1% in February

March 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 0.1% in February

American Trucking Associations’ (ATA’s) advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 0.1% in February, following a 2.9% increase during January (January’s index was unchanged from our press release on February 21,...

Can You Recognize the Coachable Drivers in Your Fleet? ESPN Analyst and Former NFL Coach Herm Edwards Says It’s All About Attitude

March 15, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Can You Recognize the Coachable Drivers in Your Fleet? ESPN Analyst and Former NFL Coach Herm Edwards Says It’s All About Attitude

Having spent his entire life playing, coaching and offering commentary on football, ESPN Football Analyst Herm Edwards knows a thing or two about effective coaching—and about what makes a player coachable. He recently shared his experiences with...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 13, 2017

WTI Breaks Support Crude oil below $50 for first time since December 8, 2016  Bearish features include high stocks, more production and lower refining demand New support at $45.20, ULSD at $1.4630 and RBOB at $1.5530 End-of-season natural gas storage to...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 6, 2017

Crude oil approaching spring seasonal rally phase  Supply glut in U.S. could limit price gains Gasoline crack spread pressured by low demand and regulatory uncertainty Natural gas stocks on track to end heating season over 2 Tcf   Sincerely, Alan...

Proliferation of Natural Gas Fuel Augments Sustainable Growth for Medium-Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Markets in North America

March 2, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on Proliferation of Natural Gas Fuel Augments Sustainable Growth for Medium-Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Markets in North America

Abundant natural gas from the shale gas revolution, as well as stricter emission and fuel efficiency standards, are steering fleets in North America toward lucrative alternative powertrain. This trend is augmented by increased government incentives across...

Weekly Energy Market Situation (February 27, 2017)

February 27, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation (February 27, 2017)

U.S. Oil Stocks Show First 2017 Draw Total inventory fell 11 million barrels Market not sure OPEC cuts will be enough to cut glut EIA: Shale oil to reach 6 million barrels per day by 2026 Propane stocks draw again Natural gas storage could end heating season...