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The Road To Fitness – Health & Safety Tips for the Highway Life

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Life on the road is not easy. You’re away from family, there are deadlines to meet, unknown territories to navigate and weather to overcome. It’s important to look after yourself as well as you would your vehicle. Mental and physical alertness are critical when you get behind the wheel, and there are a number of factors that contribute to both. Driver’s Diet Fast food restaurants and travelling seem to go hand in hand, but where…

Are Your Fleet Fuel Dollars Going the Distance?

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Fuel efficiency isn’t new, but as fuel prices fluctuate and technology changes, there is some comfort in knowing you’re doing everything possible to maximize your fleet fuel dollars. Refreshers help to keep your staff and drivers on board with best practices, too. So, are you getting the best fuel efficiency? Here’s a checklist to help you find out. Driving Habits Operator techniques will have the biggest impact on fuel mileage. A driver with the poorest…

Underground vs. Above Ground Fuel Storage Tanks

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Storing fuel safely just makes smart sense. It protects you, your business, your community and the environment. It’s also the law. EPA fines and penalties for oils spills can range from $32,500 per day to $500,000 for an organization and 15 years in prison, depending on the circumstances. One aspect of proper fuel storage applies to containers, specifically underground and aboveground tanks. If you’re uncertain as to which option will meet your needs and mandated…

How To Prevent Fuel Theft

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Fuel theft is an international business. A recent article in the Jakarta Globe revealed losses in East Timor, Indonesia reaching $25 billion due to smuggling from gas stations. Construction sites, farms, fleets, and semi trucks are also common targets. Any incident of fuel theft is not good for your business and it can get expensive, especially when market prices are high. Here are some ways you can help to minimize occurrences. Products Tank locks –…

The Importance of Bulk Fuel Filtration Systems

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Looking after your business takes many forms – maintaining staff relations, making sound investments, carrying adequate insurance and providing excellent customer service. When it comes to vehicles and equipment, it also means looking after your fuel. Bulk fuel filtration and conditioning systems are an essential part of maintaining a quality product. Designed to keep fuels, pristine and dry by removing water and solids, they come in a variety of models, power options and process flow…

How Many Different Types of Fuel Can You Name?

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A substance that generates heat on combustion, fuel has an endless list of applications. It can be classified in a variety of ways such as its physical state – solid, liquid or gas, or how it is derived – naturally occurring or processed. Ideally, a “good” or valuable fuel is one that exhibits a low ignition point and a high calorific rating.

Does Warmer Weather Mean Higher Gas Prices?

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We hear the reports often and we’ve come to expect gas price fluctuations as part of the norm. Most of us are familiar with the typical reasons too – crude oil prices, global economy, natural disasters, global demand. But there’s one more you may not have heard about: warmer weather. Yes, if it’s time for sunscreen and shorts, it’s time to dig deeper in your wallet at the pumps. Here’s why. Spring Cleaning Spring is…

How Tight Oil and Technology Are Boosting Your Bottom Line

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Domestic oil production increased from 5 million barrels per day in 2008 to 7.4 million bpd in 2013, largely due to tight oil. It accounted for about 35% of the oil produced, and projections only expect that percentage to rise. We have horizontal drilling to thank. In combination with hydraulic fracturing, the evolution of this remarkable technology has enabled producers to extract oil 2.5 to 7 times faster than conventional drilling. With very flexible coil…