3 Ways the Pandemic has Worsened the Driver Shortage, and 3 Ways Tank Monitoring can Help

For years, industries across the board have been struggling to recruit truck drivers amidst a growing driver shortage. Factors such as an aging driver population, fewer drivers in the pipeline, and an under-representation of women and minorities in the field have made it increasingly difficult to hire and retain reliable drivers. This is especially true […]

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3 Reasons Tank Monitors Should be Part of Your Hurricane Preparedness Plan

As a global pandemic continues to threaten the nation, propane marketers have already begun preparing for another potential national emergency. June 1st marked the official start of hurricane season. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s forecast, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is “expected to be a busy one” with as many as 19 […]

7 Takeaways from the Energize 2020 Digital Conference

There’s a first time for everything, and last Wednesday, April 8 marked the delivered fuel industry’s first virtual conference, Energize 2020! Developed by partners Cargas, Qualpay, Cetane Associates, Tank Utility, and P3 Propane Safety, Energize was a full day event featuring 7 educational sessions designed around today’s fuel marketer. The sessions, including two fuel marketer […]

What to Do when Grain Drying Runs Up Against Heating Season

It has not been the easiest year for the Midwest.  Not only did the polar vortex of Winter ’19 send temperatures plunging into the minus 20s, 30s, even 40s below zero across the region, but a record-breaking year of rainfall overwhelmed the Mississippi River, causing historic levels of flooding. Now we are seeing the repercussions of […]

The Driver Shortage: What is It and What Does It Mean for Your Propane Business?

Trying to hire more bobtail drivers but can’t find anyone to fill the job? Are you aware that there is a driver shortage across all industries? Even though there are more registered drivers than ever before, the demand for drivers is so high that there are not enough people to fill all the positions.  Why are […]

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3 Ways Propane Tank Monitoring on your Bulk Tanks Earns You More Money

Image: Courtesy of GasTec. They have a great video of their Bulk Propane Plant here. We often think about tank monitoring on our commercial and variable usage customers (especially these 6 customers!) but we’ve seen in recent years the significant impact it can have when used for Bulk Tanks. This post is focused on these […]

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Tank Utility Announces the Winners of the 2020 Operational Excellence Awards

Tank Utility, the leader in propane and heating oil tank monitoring solutions, is excited to announce the winners of the second annual Operational Excellence awards. The awards recognize leading propane marketers who are using tank monitoring to drive business results and be as efficient as possible on their toughest accounts. This Year’s Winners We are […]

2019 Propane Operational Excellence Awards Report

Tank Utility Announces the Winners of the 2019 Operational Excellence Awards

Tank Utility, the leader in propane and heating oil tank monitoring solutions, is excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Operational Excellence awards. The awards recognize leading propane marketers who are using tank monitoring to drive business results and be as efficient as possible on their toughest accounts. This Year’s Winners We are excited […]

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10 Ideas for Propane Marketers To Use To Acquire New Customers and Wrangle Will Call

This past week, our Senior Director of Marketing Chris Brablc presented on 15+ Marketing Ideas to Wrangle Will Call and Acquire New Customers at the Minnesota PGA Summer Meeting. The blog post below is a post based on this presentation. Recently, I presented some simple and more advanced ideas for propane marketers to acquire new […]

How Propane Marketers Are Combatting the Rising Cost of Steel with Tank Monitors

Have You Been Hit by the Steel Tariff? The steel and aluminum tariff that went into effect June of last year continues to impact the delivered fuel industry, and how propane marketers manage their fleet of tanks. The 25% price hike on imported steel affects the way propane marketers buy tanks, the quality of the […]