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Barb Zearley

Barb Zearley

With 15 years of industry experience, I am self-motivated, customer-oriented and attentive to achieve customer goals and satisfaction.

Not So Dirty Diesel

By: Barb Zearley / Posted on: March 19, 2019

Growing up with four brothers who always had to have the newest and latest in automobiles, one of them came home with the coolest car ever! An Oldsmobile ninety-eight, diesel, black, moon roof, four doors, loaded.  You name it, it had it. Boy did I think I was “it” when I trolled my neighborhood. Everyone’s head turned to see who was driving this black beauty.  Were those head turns because they thought I couldn’t handle the car, or were they trying to make sure they weren’t going to inhale what was spewing from the tail pipe?

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Drill Baby Drill!

By: Barb Zearley / Posted on: September 6, 2018

Oil well drilling in the United States has increased dramatically in the last five years. The increase in drilling activity has had a direct impact on petroleum pricing. Rig counts are an indicator for the potential supply picture of the oil and gas industry. A sharp increase in the number of drilling rigs domestically, would potentially affect the direction of product prices. The industry tends to speculate the greater number of active drilling rigs, the lower the price.   

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Solar Panels on the go

By: Barb Zearley / Posted on: August 9, 2018

Everyone has seen solar panels in their travels. They are usually on roof tops of houses or buildings. Typically, they are always stationary, until recently, now they are on the move. One of more unique ways to utilize solar panels is in the trucking industry.  

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California's New Fuel Tax

By: Barb Zearley / Posted on: June 14, 2018

After 23 years without a tax increase, California’s Senate has approved a new bill that will increase fuel taxes to support the overhaul of the California road infrastructure. According to the LA Times,

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Changing of the Seasons

By: Barb Zearley / Posted on: May 15, 2018


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