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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.

A Barrel of Oil: More Than Just Fuel

By: Nick Stanley / Posted on: May 9, 2018

While the implications of the United States withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal are still unknown, the oil industry as a whole is watching ever so closely.  The Trump campaign claims that sanctions are to be put back on Iran, which could limit the crude oil exports from their country. 

One of crude oil’s heaviest uses is when it enters the refining process to create petroleum products people use daily, but let’s take a step back from the fuel aspect of oil, and take a look at other products that can be made from one barrel of crude.

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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

Every April, drivers experience road conditions related to the cliché weather pattern of, “April showers bring May flowers.”  People might not know that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and according to the National Safety Council (NSC), the main reason for distracted driving is the use of cell phones while behind the wheel.  Nationwide nearly 1.6 million crashes each year can be attributed to cell phone use while driving.  In 2017, the NSC reported that for the 2nd consecutive year motor vehicle deaths surpassed 40,000.  Although advanced technologies have made cars safer than ever in recent years, unfortunately the number of vehicle crashes and fatalities are still on the rise.  

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Is It Time To Get A CDL?

By: Nick Stanley / Posted on: March 12, 2018

In today’s world, it is not uncommon for any one of us to order an item online and have it arrive at a store or our homes. We rarely stop to think about the logistics concerning the transportation of those goods throughout the country. There is a growing concern in the marketplace that the increase of shipped goods is growing at a rate that trucking companies cannot conceivably keep up with. According to Bloomberg, “The trucking industry is unique because it's the lifeblood of moving goods around the country, representing 70 percent of the nation's freight volume by weight. Without enough trucks and drivers on the road, some combination of things is going to happen: Shipments will be delayed, and producers will have to pay higher prices to get goods to market.” For example, if you try to order a car service like Uber on New Year’s Eve or during a peak hour, your rate will be exponentially higher than the normal rate.  According to the American Trucking Association, “…driver shortfall could reach 50,000 positions by the end of this year and if trends hold, will grow to more than 175,000 by 2026.”

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Card Skimmers & Retail Fueling

By: Nick Stanley / Posted on: February 8, 2018

In the age of credit cards and pay at the pump technologies, criminals have found ways to take advantage of unsuspecting hard working motorists. Sir Isaac Newton famously said, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”.  We certainly feel the effects of this relationship in our daily lives. Modern day criminals invented rudimentary skimmers, which is a small device installed directly on the credit card machine or pump. The balance.com, a website devoted to the world of banking explains, “When a credit or debit card is swiped through a skimmer, the device captures and stores all the details stored in the card's magnetic stripe. The stripe contains the credit card number, expiration date and the credit card holder's full name. Thieves use the stolen data to make fraudulent charges either online or with a counterfeit credit card.”

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