Author Archives: NOW Network

The Changing Face of Gasoline Demand

The Changing Face of Gasoline Demand The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused a sharp decline in consumer demand for gasoline. Commuters who typically filled their tanks on a weekly basis are no longer commuting and discretionary travel has screeched to … Read More

Disconnected IT Systems and Manual Processes

Disconnected IT Systems and Manual Processes In the State of the Fuel Supply Chain infographic below you will note several rising business costs that are leading to the margin squeeze in the supply chain.  I am going to focus on … Read More

State of the Fuel Supply Chain

State of the Fuel Supply Chain The Battle for Transformative Customer Experience The events of the past few weeks are surely unprecedented.  The impact of COVID 19 can be seen throughout lives all around the world.  It has affected our … Read More

Fuel Wholesalers: Why You Need Software to Manage Your 3PL Network

Fuel Wholesalers: Why You Need Software to Manage Your 3PL Network In the age of information, it’s likely that you’re already using a wide variety of software to manage key business functions like accounting, order management, customer service, dispatching and … Read More

Conveniences Through Technology…Simplifies My Life

Conveniences Through Technology…Simplifies My Life There are a few things in life that I have a distaste for; going to the dry cleaners, going to the grocery store, mopping my floors and stopping to buy gas. I mostly solved the dry … Read More

Digitization: The Future of Supply Chain Management

Digitization: The Future of Supply Chain Management What is the supply chain? The supply chain, in its simplest form, is sourcing raw materials, refining and manufacturing those raw materials into usable commodities, selling to end users, and finally, delivering finished … Read More

The Now Network Stands up In-House Development Team to Support Accelerated Growth Initiatives in 2020

Houston, Texas – Jan. 7, 2020 – In preparation for immense growth initiatives in 2020, The NOW Network is assembling an in-house development team at its headquarters in Houston, Texas. The team will support the expansion of The NOW Network’s … Read More

FuelNOW Announces Leadership Changes to Support Growth and Propel Digital Transformation Forward

Houston, Texas – June 20, 2019 – FuelNOW is pleased to welcome Mushahid “Mush” Khan as President. In this role, Mush will focus on leading, growing, and aligning the FuelNOW team by building a culture based on innovative thinking, continuous … Read More

3PL Digital Transformation: The Why

Digital Transformation is a powerful lexicon to what is truly driving the change in industry dynamics, such as that of the last mile within the energy space.  You can absolutely claim this is something near-and-dear to our hearts at FuelNOW … Read More

Beyond Onboarding: Creating a Unique Customer Experience

As a FuelNOW Onboarding Specialist, I love that I get to shape the beginning of our customers’ FuelNOW journeys. Just like the chef who creates an amazing first course experience for a culinary masterpiece, my intention is to whet the … Read More

Digital Guardian: Our Oath to Data

“Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.”- Tim Berners-Lee, father of the Worldwide Web. … Read More

Tech Emergence: The Energy Ecosystem Speaks Out for It

I get asked a lot, “What is FuelNOW?” What are you trying to accomplish? Where does FuelNOW want to go? And for me specifically, these fundamental questions come from so many different angles. For example, during the interview process when I’m speaking … Read More

Technology in Our Space: Untangling Complexity

There isn’t a day that goes by where FuelNOW’s vision and mission doesn’t journey through my mind, and sometimes more particularly how the technologies we’re bringing into the hands of the industry are meant to make people pause, think and … Read More

Virtual Face-to-Face: Tips For Successful Engagement

Did you know that based Facebook’s latest stats from February 2017 that over 400 million people are making audio and video calls each month? The trend continues to go up on video calls and engagement – here are some of my top tips for video-callers! … Read More

The FuelNOW Culture: What It Means to be Autonomously Awesome

Ever think … what is up with those FuelNOW people? Why do they have a certain pep in their step? Here is one of many clues! … Read More

Historic Fuel Wholesaler Challenges and Current 3PL Solutions

Wholesalers have served a crucial role in the supply and distribution of goods including oil fuel for centuries. Acquiring the oil procured from the very first of oil refineries, wholesalers have largely been responsible for regularizing fuel supply from the … Read More

How Technology is Improving the Jobs of Truck Drivers

With the trucking industry facing acute driver shortages throughout the country, and customers demanding more and more in terms of timely deliveries and efficiency in processes from their logistics partners, fleet managers and freight service providers are now turning to … Read More

The Importance of Hazmat Routing For Fuel Truck Drivers

Hazardous materials are substances that pose a substantial risk to the safety and health of the public, the environment, as well as public or private property. The safe transportation of these hazardous materials (or hazmat) via trucks across long distances … Read More

All You Need to Know About the ELD Mandate for Trucks

As of December 18, 2017, the age-old practice of truck drivers manually tracking their work hours and rest hours has faded into history. U.S. law states that all truck drivers must use an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) to maintain hours of service record. The … Read More