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A Ferry Different Approach

Maine’s Casco Bay Lines awarded $3.2M for diesel hybrid ferry
Maine’s Casco Bay Lines awarded $3.2M for diesel hybrid ferry Maine’s Casco Bay Island Transit District will receive $3.2 million in federal funds to purchase a diesel-electric… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ferry-different-approach/

Tackling Our ‘New Normal’

How one fuel wholesaler has adapted to the post-pandemic business environment
How one fuel wholesaler has adapted to the post-pandemic business environment We got an early start preparing our fuel and lubricants business for what the COVID-19 virus might… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tackling-our-new-normal/

The World Has Changed. Here is How to Thrive

Two Words: Delivery. Optimization
Two Words: Delivery. Optimization Years ago: There weren’t back-office systems, just index cards and file folders with photocopies and handwritten notes. There weren’t on-board… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/world-has-changed-here-how-thrive/

What Winter?

Lack of prolonged wintertime cold continues across the Northeast
Lack of prolonged wintertime cold continues across the Northeast You have to go back to either the 2013-14 or 2014-15 winters to find a pattern that was favorable for persistent,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/what-winter/

Driver Guidance for Operating in Areas of Social Unrest

Protests across our nation have put professional drivers on the front line once again
Protests across our nation have put professional drivers on the front line once again The American Trucking Associations, ATA Safety Management Council (SMC) and the ATA… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/driver-guidance-operating-areas-social-unrest/

Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted for 2020

Multiple climate factors indicate above-normal activity is most likely
Multiple climate factors indicate above-normal activity is most likely An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/busy-atlantic-hurricane-season-predicted-2020/

COVID-19 Clears the Air

Carbon emissions expected to plummet in 2020
Carbon emissions expected to plummet in 2020 The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a forecast projecting that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2)… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/covid-19-clears-air/

New Trucking Rules Help Fleet Managers

It’s been a busy six months for transportation regulators
It’s been a busy six months for transportation regulators New regulations and programs from the federal government will help truck fleet managers do their jobs, by providing… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-trucking-rules-help-fleet-managers/

Recommended Practices

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… https://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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/propane-supplies-threatened-canada-rail-troubles-again/

Making Sensors Make Sense

Preventive maintenance tune-ups are on the calendar for every fuel delivery company. Addressing equipment problems now helps avoid loading and delivery delays later. That’s what customers always hear, but how many dealers can follow their own advice when …
Preventive maintenance tune-ups are on the calendar for every fuel delivery company. Addressing equipment problems now helps avoid loading and delivery delays later. That’s what… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/making-sensors-make-sense/

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…
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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/whats-behind-propane-tank-freeze-ups/

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.
In February, the National Transportation Safety Board released its Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements for 2019-2020. First issued in 1990, the Most Wanted… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/lessons-learned-lives-saved/

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

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…
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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/winter-weather-forecast-2018-2019/

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…
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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/q-roberta-fagan/

Addressing the Logistical Challenges of Delivery

One of the key components of a successful oil or propane business is an efficient delivery department, but how do you achieve this goal? The logistical challenges are just that – challenging. You need to be able to make informed delivery decisions that ma…
One of the key components of a successful oil or propane business is an efficient delivery department, but how do you achieve this goal? The logistical challenges are just that –… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/addressing-logistical-challenges-delivery/

NTSB Investigating Recent Tesla Crashes

For the second time in recent months, a Tesla accident has drawn the attention of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). On May 9, the agency announced it was sending a team to investigate a fatal electric vehicle crash that had occurred in Fort…
For the second time in recent months, a Tesla accident has drawn the attention of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). On May 9, the agency announced it was sending a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ntsb-investigating-recent-tesla-crashes/

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?
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,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/self-driving-trucks-and-truck-driver-shortage/

Emergency Generator Fueling

Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best
Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best It’s been a long, busy winter season. Artic air blasts, a few Nor’easters, and lots of snow kept fuel dealers in the Northeast… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/emergency-generator-fueling/

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