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March 2017 Issue

DOT: Hours of Service Final Rule for Truck Drivers

March 22, 2017

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...

Changes Underway 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Bringing a Driver’s Background to the Foreground

    March 20, 2017

    By Stepehn Bennett   Background checks are regulated, but apart from the necessity of following regulations, background checks done correctly can help fleet operators limit liability and expenditure of resources on hiring drivers.   HireRight, a company in Irvine, California, that performs background checks, notes on its website, “Companies are typically liable for employees when ...

  • Five Ways You Should Be Using Mobile Technology to Improve Your Fleet

    March 13, 2017

    By Marie LeMoine Vice President, Fleet and Aviation Product Management, U.S. Bank   How many of us feel a little bit like Linus without a security blanket when we don’t have our smart phones? Like it or not, we rely on them for so many things, from keeping in touch with the kids to ordering dinner ...

  • Fuel Prices into the Summer

    March 7, 2017

    By Keith Reid   As we approach spring, it’s an interesting time to get projections from experts on what to anticipate with motor fuels prices going into the summer months. The new Trump administration in Washington, D.C., also adds some potential twists to market dynamics. Commercial Fuel Buyer (CFB) spoke with Alan Levine and Brian Milne ...

  • Vendor View: Three Ways to Benefit from Distilled Biodiesel

    February 24, 2017

    By Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group, Inc.   At first blush, distillation may not be a topic that piques your interest, or maybe you think you already know enough about it from petroleum refining. Regardless, you would be wise to pay attention to what is shared in this article. Distilled biodiesel has the potential to ...

  • Toxic Leadership

    February 20, 2017

    By Ann Pitts   A major news story of 2016 broke when one of the largest banking institutions in the U.S., Wells Fargo, admitted that a large number of employees committed fraud against their own customer base by routinely opening accounts, including issuing credit and debit cards, without the knowledge of or permission from the ...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 27, 2017

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...

EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (Week Ended March 20, 2017)

March 21, 2017

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

Zero-Emissions Natural Gas Engine Now Operating at Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

March 25, 2017

Total Transportation Services, Inc., (TTSI) one of largest drayage trucking companies in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has begun using one of the...

ATA Announces Leadership Change at TMC

March 27, 2017

As part of the federation’s ongoing restructuring, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced a leadership change at its largest council—the ATA...

New Podium Survey Illustrates Profound Impact of Online Reviews on Businesses

March 25, 2017

Podium, a software-as-a-serivce (SaaS) platform that helps small and medium businesses (SMBs) and enterprises build and manage their online reputation,...

Wells Fargo Survey: Small Business Optimism Surges to Pre-Recession Levels

March 25, 2017

Small business owners are the most optimistic they have been since the start of the Great Recession, according to the latest findings from the Wells...