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Fuel Oil Hose Puller Created by Deliveryman

It all started when Pete Ozols hurt his back while pulling a hose during a fuel oil delivery last season. His doctor told him he would be bound for the operating table if he continued making the twisting and turning moves that deliverymen typically make while pulling a hose, Ozols recalls. Enter the “Fuel Oil Hose Puller.” It is a ...

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American Energy Coalition Update

The AEC has been busy getting the word out, online and over the air. By Thomas J. Tubman The American Energy Coalition’s mission is: “To respond to the challenges faced by the heating oil industry today, and in the future, through a constant, sustained, unified message and all-inclusive marketing program.” The AEC pursues this mission in a variety of ways, ...

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Rhode Island Trucking Association, NATSO Oppose RhodeWorks Tolling Plan

Installing tolls on bridges in Rhode Island would be an economic blow to businesses and commercial truck drivers operating within the state, and would jeopardize the economic health of towns and communities that rely on them for tax revenues, industry trade groups said. Speaking at an informational rally at the TravelCenters of America in West Greenwich, R.I., Chris Maxwell, president of the Rhode Island ...

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Irving Oil Reactivates Halifax Harbor Terminal with $80 Million Investment

Irving Oil announced the grand opening of its reactivated Halifax Harbor Terminal, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The $80 million reactivation project involved investment in existing assets on site, including storage facilities, loading equipment, jetty, and supporting infrastructure. The terminal was operated in the Dartmouth community for nearly 50 years until its deactivation in 2002. In April 2015, Irving Oil announced it would reactivate the facility, enabling ...

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PMAA Signs Letter Supporting Phase-in of Overtime Rule, but Still Calls for Its Repeal

PMAA joined others in supporting U.S. Senate legislation that would phase in a new overtime salary threshold over a five-year period, while saying at the same time that it continues to push for “full repeal of the overtime rule.” PMAA says it signed a letter by the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity (PPWO) to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), supporting Lamar’s legislation, S. ...

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FMCSA Issues Final Rule to Assist Current and Former Military Personnel in Obtaining CDLs

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final rule amending its commercial driver’s license regulations to ease the transition of military personnel into civilian careers driving commercial motor vehicles. The rule simplifies the process of obtaining a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) or CDL, the agency said in a statement. The final rule extends the period ...

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Fagan Runs to Raise Funds for Oil Heat Institute’s Charitable Foundation

“I’m doing it again!” So writes Roberta J. Fagan, executive director of the Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island, meaning that she is going to participate in the four-mile Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run on Sunday, Oct. 23, to raise money for the Institute’s Charitable Foundation “I will be running to raise funds to help our most vulnerable Rhode Island ...

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Massey of U.S. Boiler Co. Promoted to Director of Sales – Eastern States

U.S. Boiler Co., Lancaster, Pa., announced that Chris Massey, former regional sales manager -New York metro region, has been promoted to director of sales – Eastern States.  In his new position, Massey will be responsible for directing the sales activities of U.S. Boiler’s sales representatives in a territory that extends from Maine through central New Jersey. U.S. Boiler Co. wishes ...

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Westmor Industries Hires Olson as Territory Manager in Wisconsin

Westmor Industries, LLC, hired Jim Olson as territory manager in Wisconsin. Olson will serve customers throughout the state, providing bobtail, refined fuel delivery truck, lube oil truck and service truck needs to customers. Olson comes to Westmor Industries with over 11 years of industry experience, having served in corporate leadership with Como Oil and Propane from 1999 to 2005 and again beginning in 2011 ...

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​Peter Cullen Joins Slant/Fin Corp. as New England Regional Sales Manager

  Slant/Fin Corp., Greenvale, N.Y., a manufacturer of baseboard, residential and commercial cast iron and high-efficiency boilers, announced that Peter Cullen has been added to the sales management team as New England regional sales manager. “We all welcome Peter and look forward to the success and growth that we know he will achieve in New England,” Stacey B. Droogan, Slant/Fin’s ...

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