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NATSO Blog: January 2017

Learn How Distilled Biodiesel Can Help Your Truckstop Business

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

What are the benefits of distillation?

Distilled biodiesel has advanced cold flow properties because distillation does a superior job of removing minor components, such as steryl glucosides, that can contribute to filter plugging. Even with a higher cloud point, distilled biodiesel can outperform undistilled low cloud biodiesel in cold weather.

Distilled biodiesel has a lower carbon intensity score than undistilled biodiesel made from vegetable oils, such as soy. That’s especially important in regions with air quality standards, like California and some Canadian provinces, as well as with the growing number of fleets that have sustainability goals.

Distilled biodiesel is the purist type of biodiesel. This helps it blend more easily with petroleum diesel because there are fewer minor components to hinder blending.

The minor components found in biodiesel depend in part on the feedstock, and because distillation does such a good job removing those, the producer has more freedom with feedstock. This feedstock flexibility can be a benefit when there are price and supply fluctuations in commodity markets.

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McLane Kitchen Added at The NATSO Show

Posted in: Truckstop Business, The NATSO Show

McLane is bringing a small portion of the McLane Kitchen to The NATSO Show! To prepare NATSO Show attendees for this great show addition, I sat down with McLane to prepare this Q and A on all the must-know McLane Kitchen questions.

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Can Advertising to Your Truckstop's Job Candidates Be the Future of Hiring?

Posted in: Truckstop Business, Human Resources

According to a report from iCIMS, recruitment marketing to potential job candidates is said to be the latest and greatest hiring mechanism. By utilizing the vast online space, HR recruiters can open their candidate pool to a community not reachable in the past. iCIMS notes that candidates are now considered “consumers,” and 86 percent of HR professionals believe that recruitment marketing is a useful way to attract and discover the best people for roles within their company.

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Get Drawn in at Sheetz

Posted in: Truckstop Travels

Have you walked into a department store and noticed how some retailers are creating a store within a store? Macy’s added a pop-up Etsy shop within its flagship Herald Square location in New York City, Meijer added a Skechers shoes concept shop to its location in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and J.C. Penny has added mini Sephora stores inside its locations. The idea is it creates a destination and makes people venture into different areas of the store.

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