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June 2017 Issue

Business Operations

Is Customer Service Hurting or Helping Your Business?

By Ann Pitts   Customer service issues have become a trending topic lately, and it’s generally reported that the level of customer service delivered today is suffering greatly. News media has recently headlined the airline industry, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. From airlines to hotels to retail to service providing fleet operators, ...

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EIA: Reporting Oil Companies’ Proved Reserves in 2016 Decline for Second Consecutive Year

June 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Operations, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on EIA: Reporting Oil Companies’ Proved Reserves in 2016 Decline for Second Consecutive Year

Principal Contributor: Jeff Barron     Annual reports of 68 publicly traded oil companies indicated that their aggregate proved liquids reserves declined in 2016 for the second consecutive year. The decline in proved reserves was heavily...

NATSO, Business and Community Leaders Urge Congress to Oppose Commercial Rest Areas

June 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Business OperationsComments Off on NATSO, Business and Community Leaders Urge Congress to Oppose Commercial Rest Areas

A diverse coalition from restaurants and fuel retailers to city governments, trucking firms and blind entrepreneurs today urged key lawmakers to oppose efforts to commercialize Interstate rest areas as Congress considers infrastructure legislation.   The...

New York-New Jersey Propane Gas Joint Summer Conference, June 14 – 16

June 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Business OperationsComments Off on New York-New Jersey Propane Gas Joint Summer Conference, June 14 – 16

Join the conference  in Vernon Township, New Jersey, for the New York New Jersey Summer Propane Meeting!   Wednesday, June 14 2:30 p.m. Golf Outing: Modified Shotgun Start—Crystal Classic Golf Course—Vernon, New Jersey, Golf Hole...

Seeing Beyond the Road Ahead

June 12, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Operations, Featured ArticlesComments Off on Seeing Beyond the Road Ahead

By Cheryl Garcia, Head of Global Freight Payment Relationship Management, U.S. Bank   (Note: This article previously ran in the American Trucking Associations’ Business of Trucking eNewsletter)   “In the business world, the...

U.S. DOT Proposals Simplify, Reduce Costs to States and Individuals Obtaining Commercial Driver’s License

June 9, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Operations, Fleet OperationsComments Off on U.S. DOT Proposals Simplify, Reduce Costs to States and Individuals Obtaining Commercial Driver’s License

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced two proposals that would take steps toward responding to a national shortage of qualified truck and bus drivers. These proposed processes...

ATA Renews U.S. Bank as Part of Featured Product Program for Fourth Year

June 9, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Operations, Fleet OperationsComments Off on ATA Renews U.S. Bank as Part of Featured Product Program for Fourth Year

American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced that U.S. Bank, provider of industry-leading freight payment solutions and issuer of the Voyager Fleet Card for all vehicle classes, will once again be an ATA Featured Product provider. This is the fourth...

NATSO Statement on President Trump’s Infrastructure Remarks

June 9, 2017 • App Homepage, Business OperationsComments Off on NATSO Statement on President Trump’s Infrastructure Remarks

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings issued this statement today (June 9) following President Trump’s remarks at the Department of Transportation (DOT) announcing a new infrastructure council.   “The truckstop and travel plaza industry is...

AFPM Promotes Moody and Hires Benedict from PHMSA

June 6, 2017 • App Homepage, Business OperationsComments Off on AFPM Promotes Moody and Hires Benedict from PHMSA

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) promoted Geoff Moody to Vice President, Government Relations. Moody has been with the organization since 2012, when he joined the organization as Director, Government Relations.    In his...

Growth Continues as May U.S. Rig Count Increases 6% Over Prior Month

June 6, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Operations, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on Growth Continues as May U.S. Rig Count Increases 6% Over Prior Month

Platts RigData, a forecasting and analytics unit of S&P Global Platts, announced that the U.S. rig count for May 2017 was 1,026, up 55 (6%) from April 2017, and up 581 (131%) from May 2016. This rig count includes U.S. onshore, U.S. inland waters and U.S....