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3 Reasons Tank Monitors Should be Part of Your Preparedness Plan

After active hurricane seasons in both 2020 and 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is yet again predicting an “above-average” 2022 hurricane season. This year NOAA predicts 14 to 21 named storms, including three to six major hurricanes. The official Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 to Nov. 30, but hurricanes and severe […]

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Tools to Keep in Your Maintenance Kit

After a busy heating season, the slower summer months are usually a good time to focus on equipment maintenance.  As your techs head out to service furnaces, gas logs, generators, water heaters, and other propane appliances, don’t forget to make sure your tank monitors are in great shape as well.  Whether you are planning a big […]

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How Tank Monitors Can Help You Offset Diesel Price Increases

While propane marketers continue to navigate challenges such as an ongoing driver shortage and high steel prices, they now face yet another blow to the bottom line: diesel prices. The price of diesel reached its peak average in March at $5.25/gallon. This was up from $4.06/gal at the beginning of the month, $3.74/gal at the beginning […]

Using Tank Monitors to Manage Inventory this Winter

The US propane market is preparing for a possible “Armageddon” heading into the winter months, according to a recent article by Bloomberg. NPGA reports that propane spot prices have recently been at their highest levels since February 2014. This fall’s high prices are being attributed to low inventories resulting from increased global demand, relatively flat […]

1 Way Propane Marketers are Combatting the Tank Shortage and Rising Price of Steel in 2021

This post is an updated version of an older blog post from 2019. A perfect storm has been brewing in the global steel market. Strong demand has collided with supply shortages, causing the price of steel to reach an all-time high and inventory levels to plummet. Like other sectors of the economy, the propane industry […]

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 […]

Hurricane Season Sign With Stormy Background

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 […]

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Product Announcement: Improve the Customer Experience with Easy Consumer Mobile App Invites

Did you know? A Consumer Mobile App that provides real-time tank level will makes a customer 3x more likely to recommend you to a friend and family member. Today, Tank Utility is providing an easier way to get the mobile app into customer’s hands with the correct tank level information for their tank. Improving Customer […]

Employee Spotlight: Chandra Little

Chandra Little is the Lead Mechanical Engineer here at Tank Utility! She leads her team in the design and implementation of our tank monitors and moves us generationally forward as time goes by. Q) Tell me about where you’re from and how you ended up in Massachusetts? A) I grew up in Houston, Texas. I […]