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TCI: What’s Under the Hood?

Regional program could increase gas prices 17 cents per gallon as soon as 2022
Leaders from a coalition of eastern states have been working on a regional program to reduce carbon pollution from cars and trucks. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker strongly…

NYOHA & OHILI Announce Major Merger

New group is largest state heating oil association by volume
Last month, the New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) and Oil Heat Institute of Long Island (OHILI) sent a special announcement to members of both organizations and various…

Truck Tolls Pose Potential Logistical, Economic Hurdles

Talks of infrastructure reform as a potentially unifying issue have been making news since Donald Trump was elected president back in November 2016. Twenty-six months later, “President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McC…

Who Monitors the Monitors?

One of the biggest takeaways from the energy industry’s 2017 trade show season has to be the penetration of “smart” technology into virtually every segment of the field: manufacturing, delivery, service, training, sales, marketing and everywhere in betwee…

The VIP Treatment

When Kauffman Gas gets a new account, they aim to keep it. The Atglen, PA, propane company places top priority on reliable customer service and avoids problems at all costs, particularly fuel run-outs.

Equipping Your Fuel Trucks

Oilheat and propane delivery trucks are the backbone of any fuel delivery operation, and their performance can vary widely depending on the equipment you use on board. In this issue, Oil & Energy is taking a look at truck equipment and mobile technology a…

New York Fuel Dealers Team with CBS for Winter Coat Drive

This winter, the New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) partnered with local CBS radio station 1010 Wins for the association’s fourth annual winter coat drive. As part of the program, from December 20 to February 24, a branded “Bioheat® Van” was in n…

Taking a Close Look at the IFTA

The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is an agreement among every state in the continental United States that streamlines the fuel usage reporting requirements for motor carriers. Prior to IFTA, each state had its own fuel system, issuing permits to…

Keep Great Vehicle Maintenance Records

Most business owners who operate DOT-regulated Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) realize the importance of keeping up on vehicle maintenance. What is not always clearly understood is the thorough documentation the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administratio…

Monitors Enhance Fuel Delivery

Remote tank monitoring has become a very handy tool for many fuel dealers. Sure, it’s a great tool to monitor your customer’s tank levels and usage, but the real value may be the savings from more timely deliveries. Tank monitoring adds a whole new dimens…

How Well Do You Control Your Tanks?

You own your propane tanks and your gas lines — are they secure from tampering?

What’s Behind Propane Tank Freeze-Ups?

As many in the industry will attest, it had been a few years since we experienced a “normal winter,” with warmer-than-average weather spanning the country. As a result, until this past winter, freeze-ups hadn’t been a widespread issue. While much of the b…

Simplification Through Self-Sufficiency

OPW’s Fuel Management and Loading Equipment Enables Simple Energy to Eliminate Dependence on Third-Party Fuel Suppliers, Positions Company for Growth

Stay on Top of Vehicle Maintenance with Telematics

Maintaining a properly functioning fleet is a vital part of operations for companies in the oil and propane industries, and regular vehicle maintenance plays an important role in keeping vehicles running efficiently.

Lack of Readiness Delays CDL Rule Revisions

Don’t give up your Medical Certificate just yet. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has delayed implementation for another year.

Self-Driving Trucks and The Truck Driver Shortage

There are a number of issues that self-driving trucks could solve, but is it at the expense of truck driver jobs? Although most startups plan to keep drivers behind the wheel, that might not last long, as the technology gets better over time.

A Guide to DOT Pre-Employment Drug Testing

Most hiring managers and business owners are aware that newly hired drivers “have to take a drug test.” And although pre-employment drug testing is a relatively uncomplicated procedure, there are specific requirements that must be met.

Hazmat Requirements Are Demanding and Detailed

With so much focus on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) regarding issues such as Hours-of-Service and Drug & Alcohol Testing, it’s easy to forget that hazmat carriers have their very own set of regulations to comply with.

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