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Nick Stanley

Nick Stanley

By listening to each of my customers unique fueling needs, I am able to pair them with the best solution. Through effective communication, I provide the highest level of personal customer service which creates long lasting professional relationships.

Who's Delivering Presents This Year?

By: Nick Stanley / Posted on: November 27, 2018

From Black Friday to Cyber Monday and all throughout December, there will be more products sold and shipped in the U.S. than any other time of the year.  Staffing shortages and recent import tariffs have made retail executives stay on their toes and prepare for the season. 

Another concern that certainly weighs heavy on their minds are fuel and trucking costs, in particular the truck driver shortage that has plagued the trucking industry for years now.    

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Out with The Old, In with The New

By: Nick Stanley / Posted on: October 2, 2018

Late Sunday evening The U.S., Mexico, and Canada came to a trilateral trade deal to replace North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  The new agreement is being called USMCA, U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.   After a year of negotiations, here are some of the terms that are now public.

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Understanding Octane Rating

By: Nick Stanley / Posted on: September 4, 2018


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The IMO’s Potential Impact

By: Nick Stanley / Posted on: August 7, 2018

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) impending regulation change might not grab headlines like the Iran sanctions or the Venezuelan economic crisis have; but some experts feel it will have a large impact on crude oil prices in less than 1 ½ years.  On January 1st 2020, the IMO is set to enforce that marine vessels can only burn low sulfur diesel. This restriction is in place to reduce carbon emissions globally.

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Pruitt’s Lasting Legacy

By: Nick Stanley / Posted on: July 10, 2018

On Thursday July 6th Scott Pruitt resigned from his position of Chief Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Pruitt has held the position since February of 2017 but recently been under fire for numerous ethics controversies, ultimately stating the reason for his resignation was due to “unrelenting attacks on himself and his family which have taken a sizable toll on all of us”.  Let’s take a look at what Pruitt was able to accomplish while in office and also some of the controversies that plagued him.

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