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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.
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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/hazmat-requirements-are-demanding-and-detailed/

Keep Strong Documentation on Drivers

Many motor carriers assume that as long as their business doesn’t employ CDL drivers who operate Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of over 26,000 pounds, that the Federal M…
Many motor carriers assume that as long as their business doesn’t employ CDL drivers who operate Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/keep-strong-documentation-drivers/

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…
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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/keep-great-vehicle-maintenance-records/

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…
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,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/primer-post-accident-procedures/

Know Your Drug & Alcohol Test Procedures

Most Department of Transportation (DOT)-regulated businesses understand whe or if they are required to “get their drivers drug tested.” Here's what they need to know. However, there are many components of a compliant DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program …
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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/know-your-drug-alcohol-test-procedures/

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…
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) expects all Department of Transportation (DOT)-regulated business owners to do their part in dissuading non-compliant… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/preventing-non-compliant-driver-behavior/

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

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) hours-of-service regulations are a complex set of rules that are aimed at ensuring drivers of large vehicles are not too tired or overworked to drive safely.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) hours-of-service regulations are a complex set of rules that are aimed at ensuring drivers of large vehicles are not… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/inside-look-100150-air-mile-exemption/

Federal Carrier Regulations and Small Truck Fleets

FMCSA does not differentiate between long-haul truckers and local fuel companies
FMCSA does not differentiate between long-haul truckers and local fuel companies Anybody who has gone through the process of obtaining a DOT number has had some experience with… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/federal-carrier-regulations-and-small-truck-fleets/

Propane Tank Monitoring with Schmitt

Remote transmitters help eliminate run-outs and short fills
Remote transmitters help eliminate run-outs and short fills Remote monitoring of fuel tank levels is a practice that is growing in usage across North America because it has the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/propane-tank-monitoring-schmitt/

Remote Monitoring Propane Storage Tanks With Wesroc

NY company reads fill levels remotely to maintain delivery efficiency while avoiding run-outs.
NY company reads fill levels remotely to maintain delivery efficiency while avoiding run-outs. Remote tank monitoring can be a powerful tool in the hands of an ambitious energy… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/remote-monitoring-propane-storage-tanks-wesroc/

Truck Driver Pay Is a Thorny Issue

Payment by mile is the norm in long-distance hauling
Payment by mile is the norm in long-distance hauling While a driver shortage continues to plague the trucking industry, it is very important for owners of trucking companies to… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/truck-driver-pay-thorny-issue/

GPS Tracking with NexTraq

Managers can gain better control of operations
Managers can gain better control of operations Modern GPS tracking tools for the fleet can do more than just locate company vehicles and optimize routes. Oil &… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/gps-tracking-nextraq/

The Buyer’s Dilemma

Fleet operators choose between industry standard equipment and lower-priced imitations
Fleet operators choose between industry standard equipment and lower-priced imitations Fleet managers are constantly walking a tightrope when it comes to deciding how to outfit… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/buyers-dilemma/

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?
Could a smart phone app help keep your company and drivers in compliance with federal regulations on cell phones and hand-held devices? Like most companies, we put a written… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/lock-down-phones-ensure-compliance/

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…
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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/monitors-enhance-fuel-delivery/

Forecasting Deliveries

Energy marketers who want to improve delivery efficiency without a large investment in software can integrate degree-day forecasting into their delivery scheduling with a subscription service from Degree Days Online.
Energy marketers who want to improve delivery efficiency without a large investment in software can integrate degree-day forecasting into their delivery scheduling with a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/forecasting-deliveries/

Special K-Factor

Better delivery forecasting is what’s for breakfast
Better delivery forecasting is what’s for breakfast Are you eating runouts for breakfast, short deliveries for brunch, and partial fills for an afternoon snack? Do your employees… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/special-k-factor/

Tank Data Helps Company Compete

Long Energy uses monitors to support commercial delivery
Long Energy uses monitors to support commercial delivery An Albany, N.Y.-based energy marketer is using remote tank monitors to help them succeed in the competitive arena of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tank-data-helps-company-compete/

Less Is More

How remote monitoring can reduce delivery expenses
How remote monitoring can reduce delivery expenses As fuel delivery grows more competitive, marketers increasingly reach for technologies that can help eliminate waste and reduce… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/less-more/

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.
Fuel marketers can make deliveries more efficiently and reduce wear and tear on equipment and drivers with a new on-board computing solution from BASEEngineering. Introduced… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/extending-truck-intelligence-end-hose/

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