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NEFI’s Recommended Business Practices for Heating Fuel Dealers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
NEFI’s Recommended Business Practices for Heating Fuel Dealers During the Coronavirus Pandemic Click here to download NEFI’s Recommended Business Practices guide. NEFI’s… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/recommended-practices/

Propane Supplies Threatened by Canada Rail Troubles ... Again

Protester blockades create choke points across key supply lines
The logistics of bringing a steady supply of propane into the Northeast region have never been simple. The Jones Act prevents foreign vessels from transporting marine shipments… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/propane-supplies-threatened-canada-rail-troubles-again/

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… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tci-whats-under-hood/

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… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nyoha-ohili-announce-major-merger/

Q&A: Roberta Fagan

Though the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island is not to be overlooked when it comes to energy policy discussion, or really any conversation regarding America’s deliverable fuels and home heating providers. That’s because the state is unique not jus…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/q-roberta-fagan/

Real-Time Delivery, Inventory & Visibility

How mobile computing empowers today’s “smart” fuel fleets There was a feeling of progress in the room, as Dennis Disabatino of Cargas Systems gave his presentation on “The Evolution of Mobile Truck Computing: From Early Adopters to Being an Essential Too…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/real-time-delivery-inventory-visibility/

Five Ways to Streamline Fuel Delivery With GPS

Across energy markets, businesses are modernizing fleet management with technology to ensure first-rate transportation. In many instances, oil and gas fleets are responsible for transporting millions of dollars’ worth of propane, heating oil and diesel to…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/five-ways-streamline-fuel-delivery-gps/

Lock-Down Phones Ensure Compliance

Could a smart phone app help keep your company and drivers in compliance with federal regulations on cell phones and hand-held devices?
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/lock-down-phones-ensure-compliance/

Eleven Benefits of Real-time Mobile

It’s 2014. Aren’t we supposed to be in flying cars by now? Aren’t all delivery drivers and service technicians supposed to be using real-time connected mobile devices? Maybe. But investing in mobile technology for an entire fleet is still a large enough p…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/eleven-benefits-real-time-mobile/

Structural Change in Oil Distribution

Since 1865, the one constant in the oil business has been constant change. The petroleum industry has been driven by geopolitics, technology, industry leaders and management gurus (i.e. people), and external events (e.g. Ford’s Model T, wars, major spills…
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FMCSA Looks to Revise Training Requirements

In 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published its Entry Level Driver Training proposal, which, if passed, will change the current training curriculum that entry-level drivers must complete.
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fmcsa-looks-revise-training-requirements/

Know Your Drug & Alcohol Test Procedures

Most Department of Transportation (DOT)-regulated businesses that operate vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or Combination Weight Rating of at least 26,001 pounds or who transport hazardous materials that require placarding, understand that they…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/know-your-drug-alcohol-test-procedures/

The Essentials of a Company Safety Program

If someone asked your advice about what the “essentials” are in the fuel business, you might recommend investing in some of the latest innovations available on new delivery trucks that help improve your company’s productivity.
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/essentials-company-safety-program/

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…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/truck-tolls-pose-potential-logistical-economic-hurdles/

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…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/who-monitors-monitors/

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.
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/vip-treatment/

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…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/equipping-your-fuel-trucks/

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…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-york-fuel-dealers-team-cbs-winter-coat-drive/

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…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/taking-close-look-ifta/

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