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March 2017 Issue

Wholesale Operations

“Rolling Coal” Is Unsafe and Harmful to the Environment—Diesel Technology Forum

The practice of tampering with diesel vehicle emission controls to create excessive amounts of black smoke emissions—commonly referred to as “rolling coal”—is wasteful and harmful to the environment, according to testimony by the Diesel Technology Forum. Ezra Finkin, Director of Policy of the Diesel Technology Forum, testified before the...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, January 30, 2017

January 30, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, January 30, 2017

Growing Uncertainty in the Energy Outlook Price direction confused by contradictory administration statements “Border Tax” could raise prices OPEC claims “substantial” compliance Natural gas export margins grow   Sincerely, Alan...

“Green” Diesels Featured at Washington Auto Show

January 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on “Green” Diesels Featured at Washington Auto Show

With recent major announcements of new clean diesel engine options in the U.S. sedan, SUV and pickup truck markets, the Washington Auto Show will give policymakers and consumers an opportunity to see how diesel technology fits in the future plans of...

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 6.2% in December

January 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 6.2% in December

American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 6.2% in December, following a revised 8.4% jump during November (November’s index was revised up slightly from our press release...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, January 23, 2017

January 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, January 23, 2017

U.S. Oil Balance Little Changed; More Bullish Overseas Total U.S. stocks fall modestly Propane stocks falling rapidly OECD stock situation tightening Natural gas sees large offtake   Sincerely, Alan Levine, Chairman of Powerhouse   The Matrix Total...

Top Five Vendors in the Global Light- and Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Market from 2017 – 2021

January 18, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Top Five Vendors in the Global Light- and Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Market from 2017 – 2021

Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent global light- and heavy-duty natural gas vehicle (NGV) market report until 2021. This research report also lists 15 other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, January 17, 2017

January 18, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, January 17, 2017

U.S. Supply Bearish, Overseas Expectations Bullish U.S. adds 13.4 million barrels to total product stocks U.S. ULSD demand grows with higher HDDs Propane stocks fall 4.5 million barrels per day HDDs exceed last year in New England and Mid-Atlantic    ...

A Review of the Fuels Institute Report: Assessment of the U.S. Fuel Distribution Network

January 18, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Featured Articles, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on A Review of the Fuels Institute Report: Assessment of the U.S. Fuel Distribution Network

By Keith Reid   Since its inception in 2013, the Fuels Institute has followed an aggressive research agenda. The topics have been varied and explored new ground, ranging from Shared Travel: Revolution or Evolution? to GHG Emissions from Light Duty...

More than 37 Million Plug-In Electric Vehicles Are Expected to be in Use in 2025, According to Navigant Research

January 16, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & Supply, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on More than 37 Million Plug-In Electric Vehicles Are Expected to be in Use in 2025, According to Navigant Research

A new report from Navigant Research provides forecasts, market sizing and market share analysis for the overall light-duty vehicle (LDV) market and for light-duty hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid EVs (PHEVs) and battery EVs (BEVs).   The...

Six Best Practices for Use of Cruise Control in Commercial Transportation

January 11, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Six Best Practices for Use of Cruise Control in Commercial Transportation

By Michael Davis   In commercial motor vehicle fleets, single vehicle run-off-the-road crashes and overturn crashes continue to challenge safety professionals and risk managers. Rollovers and run-off-the-road events account for a small number of all...