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April 2017 Issue

DAT Freight Index: March Truckload Volume Rises, Rates Lag

April 12, 2017

The DAT North American Freight Index climbed 47% in March, the first month-over-month increase of the year as shippers ramped up freight activity, reported DAT...

EIA: Retail Gasoline Prices This Summer Are Expected to Be Slightly Higher Than in 2016

April 12, 2017

In its “This Week in Petroleum” summary, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that drivers in the United States will pay an...

  • Vendor View: Bugs Cause Fuel System Damage, Part Two

    April 17, 2017

    Frederick J. Passman, Ph.D., Biodeterioration Control Associates, Inc.   My last article discussed the opportunity costs caused by dispenser flow-rate reduction. I’ll open today’s article with a few photos that I’ve selected from my collection of thousands of dirty, fuel-system photos.      Going clockwise from the top left: slime-coated fuel dispenser filter next to its ...

  • Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 17, 2017

    April 17, 2017

    Oil Prices Hold Support RBOB prices holding; gas cracks, not so much OPEC reports remarkable rate of compliance Declining foreign crude oil stocks include Iran’s long-term waterborne storage Natural gas end-of-heating-season storage third highest in 10 years   Sincerely, Alan Levine, Chairman of Powerhouse     The Matrix New supplies of domestic crude oil, a modest resurgence of ...

  • Driving Performance with Telematics

    April 10, 2017

    By Stephen Bennett   Monitoring driving behavior helps to identify drivers who are operating a vehicle aggressively or recklessly. Those drivers can be given remedial training, with the aim that it will lead to not only improved performance by the driver, but also an improved overall safety record for the fleet. Safer driving also can ...

  • Policy Brief: Trump Rolls Back Clean Power Plan, Reviews CAFE Standards

    March 29, 2017

    By Keith Reid   As he promised during the campaign, President Trump has essentially backed out of the Obama administration EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The “Energy Independence” executive order signed on March 28 at EPA asks the agency to review and essentially roll back the rule. For details of the rule click HERE.   “Today ...

  • Changes Under Way at Commercial Fuel Buyer

    March 27, 2017

    The mission of Commercial Fuel Buyer (CFB) is to provide the fleet operator with a range of useful information focused mainly, but not exclusively, on the incredibly important fuel products that fleets use in their daily operations. One specific component of the information we provide is fuel pricing, which is undergoing some exciting developments. We are ...

  • Vendor View: Managing Aging USTs with Facts and Confidence

    March 25, 2017

    By Brian Derge, Tanknology   In the 1980s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was at work developing the first comprehensive set of regulations governing underground storage tanks (USTs). Simultaneously, the retail fuel industry was working to upgrade existing locations throughout the U.S. and add new ones at a rapid pace. At that time, retail ...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017

Oil Prices Hold Support RBOB prices holding; gas cracks, not so much OPEC reports remarkable rate of compliance Declining foreign crude oil stocks include...

Market Eases on Expanding Supply, Downplays Geopolitical Risk

April 18, 2017

Analysis by Dr. Nancy Yamaguchi   The market appears to be downplaying geopolitical risk factors over North Korea’s recent failed ballistic missile...

U.S. Biodiesel Industry Testifies to ITC on Illegal Trading at Hearing

April 17, 2017

On April 13, the U.S. Commerce Department announced that it is formally initiating antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of biodiesel imports from...

API: Science Shows Expansion of EPA’s Potentially Costly Ozone Transport Region Is Unnecessary

April 17, 2017

In testimony delivered during a hearing on April 13, the American Petroleum Institute (API) said that it agrees with the Environmental Protection Agency...

Ryder Donates $30,000 to Florida International University in Support of Educational Programs in Washington, D.C.

April 12, 2017

Ryder System, Inc. has granted $30,000 to Florida International University (FIU) in support of two of the university’s educational programs in Washington,...

Trucking Associations Support Minority Leader’s Bill to Repeal RhodeWorks Toll

April 17, 2017

The Rhode Island Trucking Association joined the American Trucking Associations (ATA) in praising State Representative Patricia Morgan’s bill to repeal the...