The NOW Blog

Welcome to our blog! A place you can read up on a number of things we love sharing, like our newest product features and highlights... insights to what it is like to work here... industry trends... digital transportation excellence and advice... customer testimonials... and much more 🙂

Welcome to Our Blog!

The NOW team and the extended last mile ecosystem have so much to share, and we want a place to capture and post our collective knowledge and insight. In our blog, you’ll find great content surrounding the latest industry trends; the scoop on NOW’s latest features and value stories shared by those in the last mile ecosystem; and an insider’s perspective of what’s happening at NOW.  

We’re happy you’ve landed on this page – we think you’ll find some great reads!

Transportation Trends and Driver Shortage in Last Mile Fuel Delivery

Transportation Trends and Driver Shortage in Last Mile Fuel Delivery In a recent Freight Waves article survey results from a supply chain survey were given showing that transportation capacity had reached new lows as and such, pricing is increasing. While … Read More

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Autonomous Trucking: How Leaders today should Prepare for 2025 and beyond

Autonomous Trucking: How Leaders today should Prepare for 2025 and beyond   In August 2020 NOW Network president, Mush Khan, interviewed Allan Rutter, with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, and Dan Goff of Kodiak Robotics on The NOW Revolution Podcast … Read More

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Technology in the Fuel Supply Chain (and how the Younger Generation will Help)

Technology in the Fuel Supply Chain (and how the Younger Generation will Help)   Back in May 2020 NOW Network president, Mush Khan, was interviewed for the Digital Oil and Gas podcast by Geoffrey Cann. In that interview he summarized … Read More

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The Future of Convenience Store Retail

Podcast Episode #3: The Future of Convenience Store Retail     The third episode of the NOW Revolution podcast has been released. You can find the episode on YouTube or Spotify. Episode 3 featured Mush Khan, the President at The … Read More

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Who is The NOW Network (and why it matters)?

Who is The NOW Network (and why it matters)? Back in May 2020 NOW Network president, Mush Khan, was interviewed for the Digital Oil and Gas podcast by Geoffrey Cann. In that interview he summarized the different sectors of the … Read More

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4 Dimensions When Evaluating a 3PL Fuel Carrier

4 Dimensions When Evaluating a 3PL Fuel Carrier Fuel wholesalers rely heavily on 3PL carriers to make fuel deliveries to their retail customers. This trend is increasing due to the rising costs of transportation assets, technologies, tax, and insurance. 3PLs … Read More

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The Approach of Autonomous Trucking

Podcast Episode #2: The Approach of Autonomous Trucking   The second podcast episode of the NOW Revolution, by The NOW Network, has been released. You can find the episode on YouTube or Spotify. Episode 2 featured Mush Khan, the President … Read More

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COVID Challenges and Embracing the Future

Episode #1: COVID Challenges and Embracing the Future The first podcast episode of the NOW Revolution, by The NOW Network, has been released. You can find the episode on YouTube or Spotify. Episode 1 featured Mush Khan, the President at … Read More

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What Brought Me to NOW

What Brought Me To NOW You know those moments you look back on and it was just one thing you did that set you on a very long course?  I have vivid memories of quite a few.  This one, the … Read More

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Workplace Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Workplace Lessons Learned from COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that business as usual is no longer business as usual and has forced us to reevaluate how we manage our teams and support our customers. Below are some lessons I … Read More

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3 Steps to Begin Digitizing your Fuel Supply Chain

3 Steps to Begin Digitizing your Fuel Supply Chain It keeps surprising me how many companies still manage their supply chains using spreadsheets and emails. Articles and studies published in 2019 were discussing the importance of digitizing the supply chains … Read More

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Making Mistakes – When the Data is Wrong

Making Mistakes – When the Data is Wrong   If you are human at all, you’ve made mistakes.  If you are giving life any an effort, you’ve made a mistake or two or 100 plus some.  Some are little mistakes; … Read More

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Look to the Past to Know Technology will Thrive in the Future

Look to the Past to Know Technology will Thrive in the Future   We are living in what is perhaps the greatest technological era in human history. The list of what humanity has invented in the last 100 years is … Read More

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Actionable Data in the Fuel Supply Chain

Actionable Data in the Fuel Supply Chain This article is the next of a series on how the final mile of the energy supply chain is changing. In the State of the Fuel Supply Chain infographic below you will note … Read More

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Transportation, Technology, and PeePaw

Transportation, Technology, and PeePaw Several years ago, I worked for a fairly large petroleum distributor here in Houston, TX.  They sold fuel, lubricants, had environmental services and a fleet card program, and had been in business for over 80 years.  … Read More

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The Revolution in Customer Experience

The Revolution in Customer Experience (and why the energy supply chain could miss it) This article is the next of a series on how the final mile of the energy supply chain is changing. In the last post, The Changing … Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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