Shafer Equipment, LLC

Finding Significant Savings with Guttman Energy’s Fleet Fuel Card Shafer Equipment, LLC is a heavy-moving company based in West Virginia. With a seven-truck fleet, this small business needed a way to transport the equipment it buys and sells for a living without breaking the bank. Feeling Fed Up with Fees Shafer had a fleet fuel […]

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Fleet Fuel Card: How to Empower Your Small Business.

Not all fleet fuel cards are the same. Budgeting issues and fuel discrepancies can make or break a small business, and certain providers just don’t understand that – or worse, they don’t care. Freedom Transport Group, a long-haul trucking operation based in Joplin, MO, saw this issue with their previous fuel card provider. Fuel card […]

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Preparing Your Fleet for Winter? Start Early

Winter is a beautiful time of year, but it can also be a dangerous one, especially in the logistics industry. Fuel suppliers and their fleets face unique challenges in the winter season, whether it be an unexpected snowstorm or below-freezing temperatures. In order to continue serving clients well into the winter months, it’s important to […]

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Cost of Insurance

In the transportation industry having the right insurance for your fleet is a pivotal aspect of running your company but has become increasingly costly in recent years.  Rules on insurance are set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and require all commercial trucking companies to own liability insurance of $750,000.  There are […]

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Higher Oil Prices Not Yielding Higher Profits

As a consumer, we tend to believe that companies will prioritize their profits over everything else, and a higher price point means they are making more money.  While that might be true in some industries, oil and gas companies are feeling a negative impact on rising oil prices across the globe. Multiple factors come into […]

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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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Port Shutdowns Amid Delta Variant Concerns

Today marks the sixth day in a row that the world’s third busiest container port remains partially closed.  China’s Ningbo-Zhoushan container port shut down their Meishan terminal last Wednesday after one of their employees tested positive for COVID-19.  Ningbo authorities stated that the port worker was believed to be fully vaccinated but received an inactivated […]

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Jet Fuel Shortages Impact on Firefighting

As the country struggles with shortages of goods, jet fuel is no exception.  Throughout the coronavirus pandemic the demand for jet fuel fell sharply across the country.  According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, jet fuel supplied in the U.S. in 2020 fell 38% compared to 2019 pre-pandemic levels. Jet fuel demand has increased about […]

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Gulf Coast Braces for Tropical Storm

A potential tropical cyclone has been forming in the Gulf of Mexico over the past few days and it’s anticipated to make landfall Friday night and into the weekend.  The potential tropical cyclone is  located about 255 miles south of Morgan City Louisiana as of 7:00 a.m. Friday morning.  The storms winds were recorded at […]

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Infrastructure Deal Gaining Momentum

Last week, meetings were held at the White House with key Democratic and Republican senators discussing President Biden’s American Jobs Plan.  President Biden has made it known that he is willing to narrow the scope of the bill, which is currently slated as a massive $2.3 trillion dollar proposal.  By narrowing the scope of this […]

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