Fuel Matters Blog

PrePass Update Could Mean Safer Highways

PrePass, a transponder for tractor trailers that allows drivers to electronically pay for tolls and weigh stations, will now alert drivers with visual traffic warnings across the United States by using their application that is available for all Electronic Device (ELD) software. The PrePass app works as a standalone application integrated with the PrePass transponder […]

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Fossil Fuels v. Renewables- The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth

In 2021, fossil fuels is a phrase that carries negative connotations. In the push for renewable energy, electric cars, ESG, and Green New Deals, the public has indulged themselves with feel-good initiatives, buzz words, and click-bait talking points without taking into consideration the real-world ramifications these plans have. There will always be a strong need […]

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Nicholas Downgraded to Tropical Storm

Hurricane Nicholas made landfall early Tuesday along the Texas coast and has since moved east threatening to bring more rainfall to parts of the Gulf Coast recently ravaged by Hurricane Ida.  Residents of the southern coast of Texas experienced heavy rain totals, but as Nicholas moved up the gulf coast it was downgraded to a […]

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Happy National Driver Appreciation Week!

Yesterday kicked off the start of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, running from September 12th through the 18th. This week provides the trucking industry an opportunity to recognize its efforts over the past 18 months. When everyone stayed home at the start of the pandemic, truck drivers were the ones that kept their foot on […]

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How to Protect Against Energy Shortfalls

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If you’re in the power generation industry, you know how much pressure it can be to go through an energy demand spike. Your company has to be prepared for any situation, lest you let down an entire community. Protecting your plant against a shortfall can seem like a scary and overwhelming concept, but Guttman Energy is here to help. Here are a few of our biggest tips for being proactive against potential disruption.

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Ida’s Destruction

The destruction caused by Hurricane Ida when it made landfall August 29 has led to the largest ever initial loss of crude oil production in the Gulf of Mexico.  Hurricane Ida has been responsible for the loss of 16.8 million barrels per day (bpd) of output in the near two weeks since the first production […]

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Labor Day might have a new meaning

This past Labor Day, it is estimated that nearly 7 million people have lost all unemployment benefits while the federal eviction moratorium simultaneously expires.  An additional 3 million people are expected to lose a $300 weekly increase to their state unemployment benefits. 

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How is the driver shortage effecting our schools?

In some of our previous blog post’s we’ve discussed the driver shortage and how it is affecting the fuel industry. In the fuel industry alone, it is hard to find drivers with the proper requirements and hazmat endorsements. This is causing drivers who are qualified to ask for competitive wages, which is causing freight rates […]

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