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Fuel Supply, Fleet Fueling, Logistics News & Information
May 2017 Issue

Trucking Industry Congestion Costs Top $63.4 Billion

May 17, 2017

Traffic congestion on the U.S. National Highway System (NHS) added over $63.4 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2015, according to...

EIA: Short-Term Energy Outlook

May 17, 2017

Release Date: May 9, 2017    Forecast Highlights   Global Liquid Fuels North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $52 per barrel (/b) in...

  • Ryder Launches NaviShare, a New Software Platform Providing Real-Time Visibility, Tracking, Matching and...

    May 24, 2017

    Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation and supply chain solutions, announced the launch of Ryder NaviShare™, a cloud-based platform that provides real-time shipment visibility, predictive alerts and exception dashboards. Ryder’s deep engineering expertise, combined with features that enable real-time exception handling, routing and analytics, make NaviShare the ultimate tool in ...

  • Vendor View: Addressing Corrosion and Microbial Growth in Today’s Fuel Environment

    May 22, 2017

    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 ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) in 2006, with stringent regulations intended to virtually eliminate sulfur from diesel fuel and thereby ...

  • U.S. Consumers Positive About Energy Industry, but Sentiment Erodes Between Generations

    May 12, 2017

    Americans value oil and gas for important reasons, but those motivations do not necessarily translate into support for the industry’s future. Eighty percent of consumers responding to a recent nationwide poll conducted by EY agree that the oil and gas industry is important to the U.S. economy, and 79% see it as an important job ...

  • Phishing: The Biggest Cyber Threat Today

    May 8, 2017

    By Bill Boeck, Lockton A strong argument can be made that phishing1 (including its variants, clone phishing,2 spear phishing,3 whaling4 and smishing5) is the most important cyber threat facing companies and individuals today. Phishing allows criminals—known as phishermen—to exploit human weaknesses, to obtain information and access systems that are otherwise well protected. The consequences can ...

  • Vendor View: Do You Know the ABCs of the EPA 2018 UST Regulation...

    May 1, 2017

    By Peter J. Cochefski   It was 1988 when the world of retail fueling in the United States changed forever—and for the better. That’s when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—in response to the shocking revelation that thousands of underground storage tanks (USTs) were leaking petroleum products and contaminating groundwater supplies—introduced a program, which included ...

  • Employee Wellness Is Healthy for Your Bottom Line

    April 24, 2017

    By Greg Cushard   Rising healthcare premiums have become an accepted cost of doing business in today’s market. Many companies are shifting not only the burden of those increases to employees, but also the responsibility for reducing medical claims by overlaying incentive-based wellness programs to promote a healthier workforce.   While the benefits of a ...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

OPEC Production Cut Expiration Raises Concerns Saudi Arabia and Russia concede need to extend cut History shows extending cuts has little market impact History...

EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (Week Ended May 22, 2017)

May 23, 2017

Analysis by Dr. Nancy Yamaguchi   The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly data on diesel and gasoline retail prices for the week...

Whitney Haslam-Johnson Named Chief Experience Officer at Pilot Flying J

May 16, 2017

Pilot Flying J has announced that Whitney Haslam-Johnson, previously the company’s Vice President of Brand and Customer Experience, and a member of the...

API: Petroleum Demand Last Month Highest for April Since 2008

May 19, 2017

Total petroleum deliveries in April moved up by 1.7% from April 2016 to average 19.6 million barrels per day. These were the highest April deliveries in nine...

ATA Commends Senate Push for Federal Hair Testing Standards

May 22, 2017

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...

NBB Submits Comments to Ease the Administration of the RFS for Biodiesel Producers

May 17, 2017

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to President Trump’s Executive Order...