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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…

EPA Reduces RFS Volumes

In November, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed volume requirements for the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The proposal would scale back next year’s total renewable fuel volumes from 18.15 billion gallons to 15.21 billion…

Safety Sharing with Local Fire Departments

Day to day, we rely on the experience and training of our drivers. As business owners, our primary concern is to make sure that our guy in the cab gets home safe each night. Our goal is to give them the best training that we can, so that they can do their…

Cargas Updates Mobile Delivery Solution

Cargas, of Lancaster, PA, a leading provider of mobile and back office software for fuel delivery and HVAC service companies, recently announced the launch of a new version of its mobile delivery software. Mobile Delivery is an application in the Cargas E…

Preventing Non-Compliant Driver Behavior

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) expects all Department of Transportation (DOT)-regulated business owners to do their part in dissuading non-compliant behavior while drivers are on the road, but aside from accompanying drivers on th…

Extending Truck Intelligence to the End of the Hose

Fuel marketers can make deliveries more efficiently and reduce wear and tear on equipment and drivers with a new on-board computing solution from BASE Engineering.

Winter Weather Forecast 2018-2019

For heating fuel delivery companies in the Northeast, a normal winter is good. Normal means cold. Cold means business. After the non-winter winter that was the 2016-2017 heating season, the industry welcomed the extreme cold stretch that froze the Nort…

DOT Post-Accident Drug & Alcohol Testing

As we continue to delve into the various test types that DOT-regulated motor carriers are required to perform, it’s probably becoming clear to you that the FMCSA has specific criteria that must be met in all testing situations — and the same is true for P…

FMCSA Audits and Reviews Can Have Costly Consequences

Audit: a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Whether it is the Internal Revenue Service or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reviewing documents and procedures, audits can be stressful processes that extend to uncomfortab…

The Buyer’s Dilemma

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

Things to Consider When Buying a Fuel Truck

Oil and Energy recently reached out to John Faris III, Vice President at Oilmen’s Truck Tanks, Inc. to discuss the process of buying and outfitting a new tank truck.

An Epic Start

The 2017-2018 heating season might have started slowly, but it quickly crescendoed to a boom … or rather, a bomb. A storm can be considered a “bomb cyclone” if its pressure falls 24 millibars in 24 hours. The winter storm that blasted practically the e…

Otto: Uber’s Self-Driving Big Rig Delivers

In October, a Volvo 18-wheeler fitted with Otto’s self-driving kit delivered 2,000 cases of Budweiser beer on a 120-mile trip through Colorado—without a driver at the wheel. Otto completed the world’s first commercial shipment by self-driving truck.

Primer on Post-Accident Procedures

Accidents. No matter what type of business you operate, these are the last situations you want your company to be involved in. In addition to any injury or trauma that occurs, a DOT-qualifying accident can “red-flag” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Ad…

Partnership Helps Boston Steel Do More for Customers

Boston Steel & Mfg. Co. customers will see an expanded product line and faster delivery times now that the Malden, Mass.-based truck tank builder has partnered with Tremcar USA.

From Lessons Learned to Lives Saved

In February, the National Transportation Safety Board released its Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements for 2019-2020.

Safe Driving Musts

Recently the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) withdrew two controversial regulatory proposals that had received a considerable amount of backlash. The first, which would have required all CDL drivers to be screened for Obstructive Sleep…

New Frontiers in Fuel Delivery

As Scully Signal Co. celebrates its 80th anniversary, it is engaging with customers and investing in engineering to help fuel distributors pursue new opportunities. Executive Vice President Katrina Scully Ohl, granddaughter of company founder Frank Scu…

Remote Monitoring Propane Storage Tanks With Wesroc

NY company reads fill levels remotely to maintain delivery efficiency while avoiding run-outs.

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