Friday, August 23, 2019

Fleets & Fuel Delivery


From Truck to Burner

Posted on July 19, 2019

Preparing the customer’s systems for today’s changing fuels


Making Sensors Make Sense

Posted on May 9, 2019

Preventive maintenance tune-ups are on the calendar for every fuel delivery…


What’s Behind Propane Tank Freeze-Ups?

Posted on April 11, 2019

As many in the industry will attest, it had been a few years since we exper…


From Lessons Learned to Lives Saved

Posted on March 14, 2019

In February, the National Transportation Safety Board released its Most Wan…


Truck Tolls Pose Potential Logistical, Economic Hurdles

Posted on February 19, 2019

Talks of infrastructure reform as a potentially unifying issue have been ma…


Winter Weather Forecast 2018-2019

Posted on October 24, 2018

For heating fuel delivery companies in the Northeast, a normal winter is go…


Q&A: Roberta Fagan

Posted on September 21, 2018

Though the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island is not to be overlooke…


Addressing the Logistical Challenges of Delivery

Posted on August 21, 2018

One of the key components of a successful oil or propane business is an eff…


NTSB Investigating Recent Tesla Crashes

Posted on June 21, 2018

For the second time in recent months, a Tesla accident has drawn the attent…


Self-Driving Trucks and The Truck Driver Shortage

Posted on May 16, 2018

There are a number of issues that self-driving trucks could solve, but is i…


Emergency Generator Fueling

Posted on April 20, 2018

Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best


New York Fuel Dealers Team with CBS for Winter Coat Drive

Posted on March 15, 2018

This winter, the New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) partnered with lo…


Structural Change in Oil Distribution

Posted on February 13, 2018

Since 1865, the one constant in the oil business has been constant change. …


An Epic Start

Posted on February 13, 2018

The 2017-2018 heating season might have started slowly, but it quickly cres…


DOT Positive Drug Tests

Posted on December 11, 2017

As we addressed in our last article, “DOT Return-to-Duty & Follow-Up Testin…


Safety Sharing with Local Fire Departments

Posted on December 11, 2017

Day to day, we rely on the experience and training of our drivers. As busin…


Simplification Through Self-Sufficiency

Posted on October 23, 2017

OPW’s Fuel Management and Loading Equipment Enables Simple Energy to Elimin…


DOT Return-to-Duty & Follow-Up Testing

Posted on October 23, 2017

Of all DOT test types, Return-to-Duty (RTD) and Follow-Ups may be the most …


Twenty Helping Hands

Posted on October 23, 2017

NEFI Member Sends 10 Fuel Trucks to Assist in Hurricane Recovery Efforts


Safe Driving Musts

Posted on September 12, 2017

Recently the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) withdrew t…


DOT Post-Accident Drug & Alcohol Testing

Posted on August 15, 2017

As we continue to delve into the various test types that DOT-regulated moto…


Who Monitors the Monitors?

Posted on August 15, 2017

One of the biggest takeaways from the energy industry’s 2017 trade show sea…


DOT Reasonable Suspicion Drug & Alcohol Testing

Posted on July 14, 2017

Our last two articles on Pre-Employment and Random Testing aimed to create …


Real-Time Delivery, Inventory & Visibility

Posted on July 14, 2017

How mobile computing empowers today’s “smart” fuel fleets There was a feel…


DOT Random Drug & Alcohol Testing

Posted on June 7, 2017

April’s article detailed the components of DOT pre-employment drug testing,…


A Guide to DOT Pre-Employment Drug Testing

Posted on April 18, 2017

Most hiring managers and business owners are aware that newly hired drivers…


Taking a Close Look at the IFTA

Posted on March 9, 2017

The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is an agreement among every sta…


Making Driverless Vehicles Safe

Posted on March 9, 2017

As automakers prepare to deploy their self-driving vehicles, the big questi…


Cargas Updates Mobile Delivery Solution

Posted on February 6, 2017

Cargas, of Lancaster, PA, a leading provider of mobile and back office soft…


FMCSA Looks to Revise Training Requirements

Posted on February 6, 2017

In 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published …


Otto: Uber’s Self-Driving Big Rig Delivers

Posted on February 6, 2017

In October, a Volvo 18-wheeler fitted with Otto’s self-driving kit delivere…


Drug Test Results Can Take a Long Time

Posted on November 28, 2016

It is well known that many DOT-regulated businesses employing CDL drivers h…


A Faster Terminal Is a Better Terminal

Posted on October 17, 2016

There’s no doubt that, as the years have passed and technology has advanced…


The VIP Treatment

Posted on August 15, 2016

When Kauffman Gas gets a new account, they aim to keep it. The Atglen, PA, …


New Frontiers in Fuel Delivery

Posted on August 15, 2016

As Scully Signal Co. celebrates its 80th anniversary, it is engaging with c…


Stay on Top of Vehicle Maintenance with Telematics

Posted on August 15, 2016

Maintaining a properly functioning fleet is a vital part of operations for …


‘Non-Negative’ Results Require Proper Handling

Posted on August 15, 2016

As addressed in previous articles, all Department of Transportation (DOT)-r…


FMCSA Audits and Reviews Can Have Costly Consequences

Posted on July 15, 2016

Audit: a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Whether it is the …


Inside the Electronic Logging Device Mandate

Posted on June 10, 2016

The transportation industry has been buzzing about the Electronic Logging D…


Five Ways to Streamline Fuel Delivery With GPS

Posted on June 10, 2016

Across energy markets, businesses are modernizing fleet management with tec…


Heil Unveils Latest Trailer Builds Featuring Civacon’s COPS at WPMA

Posted on May 12, 2016

Civacon, part of OPW, is proud to announce that Heil Trailer International,…


Hazmat Requirements Are Demanding and Detailed

Posted on April 12, 2016

With so much focus on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs)…


Keep Strong Documentation on Drivers

Posted on March 10, 2016

Many motor carriers assume that as long as their business doesn’t employ CD…


Keep Great Vehicle Maintenance Records

Posted on February 11, 2016

Most business owners who operate DOT-regulated Commercial Motor Vehicles (C…


Primer on Post-Accident Procedures

Posted on January 7, 2016

Accidents. No matter what type of business you operate, these are the last …


Know Your Drug & Alcohol Test Procedures

Posted on December 10, 2015

Most Department of Transportation (DOT)-regulated businesses that operate v…


Preventing Non-Compliant Driver Behavior

Posted on November 6, 2015

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) expects all Departm…


An Inside Look at the 100/150 Air-Mile Exemption

Posted on October 20, 2015

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) hours-of-servic…


Federal Carrier Regulations and Small Truck Fleets

Posted on September 14, 2015

FMCSA does not differentiate between long-haul truckers and local fuel comp…


Propane Tank Monitoring with Schmitt

Posted on August 11, 2015

Remote transmitters help eliminate run-outs and short fills


Remote Monitoring Propane Storage Tanks With Wesroc

Posted on August 11, 2015

NY company reads fill levels remotely to maintain delivery efficiency while…


Truck Driver Pay Is a Thorny Issue

Posted on August 6, 2015

Payment by mile is the norm in long-distance hauling


GPS Tracking with NexTraq

Posted on August 6, 2015

Managers can gain better control of operations


The Buyer’s Dilemma

Posted on April 17, 2015

Fleet operators choose between industry standard equipment and lower-priced…


Lock-Down Phones Ensure Compliance

Posted on September 5, 2014

Could a smart phone app help keep your company and drivers in compliance wi…


Monitors Enhance Fuel Delivery

Posted on July 24, 2014

Remote tank monitoring has become a very handy tool for many fuel dealers. …


Forecasting Deliveries

Posted on July 24, 2014

Energy marketers who want to improve delivery efficiency without a large in…


Special K-Factor

Posted on July 24, 2014

Better delivery forecasting is what’s for breakfast


Tank Data Helps Company Compete

Posted on July 24, 2014

Long Energy uses monitors to support commercial delivery


Less Is More

Posted on July 24, 2014

How remote monitoring can reduce delivery expenses


Extending Truck Intelligence to the End of the Hose

Posted on June 19, 2014

Fuel marketers can make deliveries more efficiently and reduce wear and tea…


The Essentials of a Company Safety Program

Posted on June 19, 2014

If someone asked your advice about what the “essentials” are in the fuel bu…


Partnership Helps Boston Steel Do More for Customers

Posted on June 19, 2014

Boston Steel & Mfg. Co. customers will see an expanded product line and fas…


Obama Administration’s Interstate Plans Draw Fire

Posted on May 30, 2014

An Obama Administration plan that would allow states to toll existing inter…


The Inevitable Rise of the E-Log

Posted on May 9, 2014

Say hello to e-logs. They are (one of) this year’s big new regulatory devel…


Solar Powered Tank Monitor Offers Simple Set-Up

Posted on April 9, 2014

Fuel dealers can reduce delivery costs and improve customer service by depl…


Extending the Data Network to the Truck

Posted on March 7, 2014

ADD Systems offers fuel retailers the ability to manage and communicate fue…


Eleven Benefits of Real-time Mobile

Posted on March 7, 2014

It’s 2014. Aren’t we supposed to be in flying cars by now? Aren’t all deliv…


Things to Consider When Buying a Fuel Truck

Posted on March 7, 2014

Oil and Energy recently reached out to John Faris III, Vice President at Oi…


Equipping Your Fuel Trucks

Posted on March 7, 2014

Oilheat and propane delivery trucks are the backbone of any fuel delivery o…


Proposed Rule Would Shake Up Drug & Alcohol Testing

Posted on March 7, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released the long await…


Lack of Readiness Delays CDL Rule Revisions

Posted on March 3, 2014

Don’t give up your Medical Certificate just yet. The Federal Motor Carrier …


NTSB Demands Audit of FMCSA

Posted on December 13, 2013

Schadenfruede. That’s not a typo — it’s a (long) German word that means tak…


EPA Reduces RFS Volumes

Posted on December 13, 2013

In November, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its propose…


When Failure Is Not An Option

Posted on November 1, 2013

Knowing what we know about Ted Burke today, if you were growing up with him…


The Battle Against Gasoline Dispenser Skimmers

Posted on November 1, 2013

We don’t need to tell you that over thepast decade, from Washington to Flor…



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