Topics: Fuel

Hurricane Update: Outer Bands Reach Florida, East Coast Disaster Preparations Under Way

Hurricane Update: Outer Bands Reach Florida, East Coast Disaster Preparations Under Way

Hurricane Dorian continues to move north, with its outer bands hitting the Coast of Florida. The city of Charleston, S.C., is the latest to be ordered to evacuate. More

Mainstream Electrification of Vehicles is Coming: What Should Travel Centers Do?

Mainstream Electrification of Vehicles is Coming: What Should Travel Centers Do?

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Looking for a New Supplier in the Alternative Fuels Area?

Here is a complete list of alternative fuels suppliers that have proven their dedication to the truckstop industry by joining NATSO as allied members. Support allied partners that support you. More

Hurricane Michael Preparations Continue as Landfall Approaches

Hurricane Michael is scheduled to make landfall today in the Florida panhandle as a category 4 hurricane. Nineteen percent of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been halted in preparation for Hurricane Michael, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). More

NATSO Launches Alternative Fuels Council

NATSO Inc. on June 12 launched a new business venture known as the Alternative Fuels Council (NATSOAltFuels.com) to help fuel retailers leverage the resources necessary to learn about and incorporate alternative fuels into their supply offerings. More

Find Success at Your Truckstop with Multiple Fuel Buying Techniques Members Only Join or Login

Fuel buying has continued to get more sophisticated, and the current combination of demand, supply, terminal operating status and rack price rules have created a complicated equation for truckstop and travel plazas to navigate. To be successful, operators have to stay current on prices and trends and combine fuel buying techniques, many of which may be different than they’ve used in the past. More

Truckstop Operators Respond To The Changing Fuel Efficiency Landscape Members Only Join or Login

It is well known that higher productivity vehicles and fuel efficiency standards for trucks are gradually reducing the per-vehicle demand for diesel, which is likely to change operations at truckstop and travel plaza locations across the country. More

NCWM Votes Down Diesel Dispenser Filter and DGE Proposals

The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) took up several proposals of importance to truckstops and travel plazas at its annual meeting in Detroit, Mich., including items pertaining to diesel dispenser filter requirements and a proposal to create a diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) method of sale for compressed and liquefied natural gas. More

Multiple Markets and Suppliers Help Operators Get the Best Price on Fuel

Diesel fuel and gasoline are the lifeblood of a truckstop and travel plaza. Not only are they high-priced items, there is little margin, so finding the best price on each load is crucial. Plus, operators need to keep a steady supply flowing and work to minimize disruptions during periods of peak demand or bad weather. Diesel fuel and gasoline are too important to truckstop and travel plaza operations to leave the purchasing up to chance. Operators said they are working with multiple suppliers, utilizing contracts and securing lines of credit to ensure they always have product available and are getting it at a good rate. More

Sapp Bros. Adds Natural Gas

Sapp Bros.’ first location opened on June 7, 1971, in Omaha, Neb. Today there are 16 travel centers located in eight states. F rom the beginning, the company has always embraced new ideas and technology that would improve its offerings and better meet its customers’ needs. With this focus in mind, this year they added natural gas to one location in Lincoln, Neb., and are working on installing the second in Columbus, Neb. They are contemplating adding two more this year. More

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