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Demand for Data & Analysis in 2014

A business that lacks proper access to data and the ability to manage and analyze that data is virtually left in the dark, without direction.   Businesses in the trucking and transportation industry are no exception and require an efficient data management system.  A recent blog post by FleetOwner Magazine Editor Sean Kilcarr, entitled “Dealing with Data”, offers an insightful perspective into the importance of data analysis.  The piece highlights a recent survey conducted by the American Express Co. and CFO Research called Supporting Growth with New Technologies that found 96% of US senior finance executives share the opinion that they will need to obtain greater value from financial and operational data in 2014.  Kilcarr highlights the importance of not only having access to data,... Read More →

Microbial Growth Lurking in Your Fuel Tanks

Different times of year pose different factors that can affect your fuel tanks. It is critical that you are aware of these issues so that you know how to recognize when you have a problem. Fall, with its colorful foliage and fun Halloween celebrations, brings its own set of issues for those of us responsible for the proper functioning of our diesel fueled truck fleets, construction equipment, and emergency generators. Although fuel tanks are safe from cold flow issues for the time being, you should know there could be something lurking in the depths of your tanks this time of year: microbial growth. The Link Between Biodiesel and Microbial Growth With the addition of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (USLD) and biodiesel, microbial growth has become a more frequent problem in our industry. Even... Read More →
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Remembering Last Year’s Superstorm Sandy

It’s hard to forget that it was just a year ago that powerful Superstorm Sandy harshly impacted NY, NJ, and much of the Northeast. The powerful storm damaged homes and businesses and left them completely inoperative. These areas were so affected that even a year later, many people continue to feel the negative financial repercussions, as seen in this recent article on the Huffington Post. Diesel Direct worked 24 hours a Day Providing Fuel Delivery to Restore Power We worked overtime to assist both our regular customers and new customers during this trying time. Additionally, we helped keep the Red Cross of NY in operation, kept National Grid utility trucks fueled so they could be out restoring power, assisted in hundreds of generator refills throughout New England, NY, and NJ, in... Read More →