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March 2017 Issue

Wholesale Operations

Vendor View: Managing Aging USTs with Facts and Confidence

By Brian Derge, Tanknology   In the 1980s, while the EPA was at work developing the first comprehensive set of regulations governing underground storage tanks (USTs), the retail fuel industry was at work upgrading their locations throughout the U.S. and adding new ones at a rapid pace. Retail fuel at that time was still dominated ...

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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...

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, Lower Right 3, 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,...

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)...

API Welcomes EPA Action to Put an Administrative Stay on the Agency’s Risk Management Plan Rule

March 15, 2017 • App Homepage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on API Welcomes EPA Action to Put an Administrative Stay on the Agency’s Risk Management Plan Rule

API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola said that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) action to put an administrative stay on the agency’s Risk Management Plan Rule is important to protecting the security of industrial...

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...