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Your Guide to Protecting Fleet Engines in the Summer Heat

24 May 2017, Posted by McPherson Oil in General

During the winter months, fleet managers are faced with preventing gelled fuel. When the summer heat rises, fleets are faced with protecting their engines from overheating. While you can’t control the weather that drivers will face, there are steps you can take to prepare fleet…

Corporate Bank Card vs. Fleet Fuel Card

18 May 2017, Posted by McPherson Oil in General

When it comes to managing fleet expenses, do you know if a corporate bank card or fleet fuel card will be better for your retail fuel services? While both cards have their own set of benefits, commercial fleet managers find that a fleet fuel card…

4 Tips for Running a Successful Convenience Store

01 May 2017, Posted by McPherson Oil in General

Making your mark in the convenience store industry is a challenging but rewarding opportunity. The people who frequent convenience stores are usually there for one of five reasons — lottery, tobacco products, beverages, snacks, and gas. With careful planning and an eye for strategy, convenience…

The Truth Behind 6 Common Fuel Myths

28 Apr 2017, Posted by McPherson Oil in General

Fuel myths waste fuel for many companies. Uninformed drivers and managers may be trying to save the company money, but in reality, their practices are making things worse. When a business considers the cost of fuel services, it’s best to first look at the myths…

Factors to Consider When Looking for Retail Fuel Service

11 Jan 2017, Posted by McPherson Oil in General

It doesn’t matter if you operate a single convenience store or a chain of gas stations across a region. There are certain things owners and operators need to see when looking for a retail fuel service. For many convenience stores, fuel represents a significant percentage…

Checklist for Comparing Private Label Lubricants

21 Dec 2016, Posted by McPherson Oil in General

Private label lubricants allow companies to further their brand’s reach by putting their own name on a lubricant. It’s a great way to expand brand awareness, but there is a risk that comes with putting your name on someone else’s product. To be confident with…

How to Fuel Your Trucks in Winter Weather 

06 Dec 2016, Posted by McPherson Oil in General

Trucks in your fleet can suffer in the cold weather from various problems. These problems cause your mechanics to work overtime and drivers to miss their routes. Here are a couple of fueling suggestions to consider as you use fuel services. They could mean the…

The importance of Annual Fuel Testing 

23 Nov 2016, Posted by McPherson Oil in General

Many companies with storage tanks for fuel end up not using the full amount that they had planned to for the year. This leaves them wondering if the fuel is still good. Just how does the fuel change? There are a number of markers that…

The Perks of Vendor Managed Inventory

19 Oct 2016, Posted by McPherson Oil in General

There is a way to take the stress out of keeping your gasoline inventory at the right levels. It’s called vendor managed inventory or “VMI.” With VMI, your gasoline vendor manages your inventory so your retail station won’t run out of gas. This method uses…

Proteck and the Benefits of Longer Drain Intervals

14 Sep 2016, Posted by McPherson Oil in General

Forty years ago, most vehicles took 10W40 oil that needed to be changed every 3,000 miles. But as the designs of engines and lubricants continue to advance, this is no longer the case. With new technology, it is now common for vehicles to have OEM-recommended…