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PERC Names Perkins President and CEO

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) selected industry veteran Thomas “Tucker” Perkins as its next president and chief executive officer, PERC Chairman Thomas Van Buren announced in a statement issued by the Council. “We received interest from highly qualified individuals both within and outside our industry, which speaks volumes about the respect and recognition that PERC has earned in ...

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ATA Backs Major Conclusions from Study of CSA Effectiveness

American Trucking Associations officials said they are pleased to see that the long-awaited review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability safety monitoring system substantiated many of the concerns ATA has raised about the program. “We appreciate the work the National Academies of Science has done in helping motor carriers, FMCSA and the general public learn about ...

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NATSO Asks Administration to Avoid Tolling to Fund Infrastructure

“We encourage the Administration to refrain from widespread tolling of America’s infrastructure and rather to seek sustainable solutions to funding infrastructure that don’t harm American businesses and highway users,” NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings said in a statement following President Trump’s remarks at the Department of Transportation announcing a new infrastructure council. “The truckstop and travel plaza industry is encouraged by ...

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Information Exchange

The opportunity to gather the latest information and sometimes to contest it is one of the main reasons to attend any trade show, and so it was with the second annual Eastern Energy Expo in Hershey, Pa. Organizers of the show emphasize that education is a main purpose of the event, and that was demonstrated by the numerous seminars on ...

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Report Details How to Improve Motor Carrier Safety Measurement

While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Safety Measurement System (SMS) used to identify commercial motor vehicle carriers at high risk for future crashes is conceptually sound, several features of its implementation need improvement, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Over the next two years, FMCSA should develop a more ...

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R.W. Beckett Studying Interaction of Biofuels with Tanks, Burners; NBB Responds

R.W. Beckett Corp., North Ridgeville, Ohio, is conducting ongoing testing of interaction of biofuels with storage tanks and heating equipment. At the Eastern Energy Expo in Hershey, Pa., Craig Butler, product manager of residential oil burners and tank accessories for R.W. Beckett, presented findings of the research and testing that has been done so far. Long-term storage stability of biodiesel and ...

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Taco Announces 00e VR ECM Circulator Upgrades

Taco Comfort Solutions added new features and capabilities to its large 00e VR ECM, wet rotor commercial circulator line designed for chilled and hot water applications. Available in four sizes (VR 15-3, 20-3, 25-3 and 30-3), the sensorless 00e VR line provides differential head pressures up to 42 ft. and flows up to 360 GPM. Designed to offer functional simplicity, ...

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ASHRAE Announces New President, Officers and Directors for 2017-2018  

ASHRAE introduced its 2017-2018 president, executive committee officers and directors at its Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif., June 24-28. ASHRAE’s new president is Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE. At his inaugural presidential address, Olesen announced his term’s theme will be “Extending Our Community.” Through this theme, Olesen will focus his time as the Society’s leader on extending ASHRAE’s ...

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U.S. Demand for Refined Petroleum Products to Total 6.2 Billion Barrels in 2021

U.S. demand for refined petroleum products is forecast to total 6.2 billion barrels in 2021, according to “Refined Petroleum Products: United States,” a report released by Freedonia Focus Reports. In the report, total demand and total production are segmented by type: gasoline distillate fuel jet fuel residual fuel other products such as asphalt, petroleum coke, and still gas To illustrate historical ...

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Survey: Many Homeowners Conserve Energy to Save Money

Nearly one-third of homeowners would rather walk around in their underwear than spend money to cool down their home during the summer months, according to a survey commissioned by HVAC equipment manufacturer Lennox Industries, Richardson, Texas. The Lennox Home Energy Report Card Survey found that saving money is a top incentive to conserve energy. The findings are based on a telephone ...

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