One Voice Blog


  • Attending the 2012 WPMA Expo?

    by OPW | Feb 14, 2012
    Every year about this time, thousands of convenience store owners and key decision makers descend upon Las Vegas for the WPMA National Convention & Convenience Store Expo.

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  • Living the College Life

    by OPW | Jan 26, 2012
    Whether your commercial fueling operation is large or small, many operations have vehicles coming and going all the time. With so much activity, it often becomes difficult for fueling operators to properly track inventory, allocate expenses, monitor deliveries and prevent theft.

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  • Nozzle Technology Keeps The Fuel Flowing In Cold Weather

    by OPW | Jan 11, 2012
    As we continue to move deeper into the winter season, we know that extreme cold and brutal weather is sure to follow. In dealing with this weather, people have to make concessions to the climate and adapt to the conditions in order to survive. Fueling site operators are no exception. Vehicle breakdowns or the inability to access fuel can quickly turn into a disaster.

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  • Avoiding Fires at the Gas Pump this Winter

    by OPW | Dec 21, 2011
    As the temperatures begin to drop heading into the winter months, petroleum retailers should be aware of an increase in the potential dangers of static electricity-caused fires at the gas pump.

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  • Is Your Fuel Site Protected? Fuel Control Systems are an Effective Solution…Part 2

    by OPW | Nov 29, 2011
    Part one of this series discussed some of that problems that can occur when dealing with an unprotected fueling site and how fuel management systems can be used as an effective solution to maintain, control, monitor and track fuel inventories, purchases and transactions for fleets and unattended fueling sites. The three types of fuel management systems were previously discussed. Now let’s take a closer look at single and multi-site card lock systems.

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  • Is Your Fuel Site Protected? Fuel Control Systems are an Effective Solution…Part 1

    by OPW | Nov 16, 2011
    From the smallest fleets to the largest petroleum marketing operations in the world, every fueling operation is in need of an effective solution that will provide complete security, accountability and control. Theft, misallocation of fuel, inaccurate record keeping and the inability to control fuel restrictions are all results that can occur when a site is left unattended.

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  • OPW Experiences Success at the NACS Show 2011…See For Yourself!

    by OPW | Oct 21, 2011
    While featuring many of its industry leading fueling equipment products and services for the petroleum industry, OPW was able to create one of its largest show presences in recent memory at this year's NACS Show.

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  • Attending The NACS Show 2011?

    by OPW | Sep 22, 2011
    It’s that time of year again…time to begin gearing up for the PEI Convention at the NACS Show (NACS Show). Taking place October 1-4 in Chicago, this year’s NACS Show will feature more than 1,200 exhibitors providing the most comprehensive representation of products and services for the convenience industry.

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  • Diesel Exhaust Fluid is DEF-initely On The Rise

    by OPW | Sep 16, 2011
    By now, every trucker and fleet owner knows that Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is being used to control diesel engine emissions in order to meet EPA tailpipe emission standards. By passing these new regulations, the EPA created a whole new market in the nation's motor-vehicle fueling industry, with DEF on the verge of becoming a multi-million dollar a year segment.

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  • Dead River Benefits from Upgrading to OPW Fuel Management Systems’ SiteSentinal® iSite™ Automatic Tank-Gauging System

    by OPW | Aug 31, 2011
    A century after being founded, Dead River Company, Portland, Maine, has become one of the largest distributors of petroleum products to retail and commercial customers in northern New England – particularly throughout the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

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  • Making The Most of Regulation

    by OPW | Aug 12, 2011
    While the days of cars and trucks belching black clouds of exhaust and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) into the atmosphere are long gone, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continually looks for ways to keep the air as clean as possible. One of its major focuses is on the number and amount of HAPs that may be produced at gasoline-dispensing facilities (GDFs). Not only the vapors that are produced during the fueling process, but those that are created when delivery trucks are unloading their gasoline or diesel shipments into a petroleum site's storage tanks, whether it be an attended or unattended location.

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  • Equipment Economics

    by OPW | Jul 13, 2011
    In today's hyper competitive world, everyone is looking for a way to gain a competitive edge. Providing a positive customer experience and projecting a quality brand image represents two of the most effective ways to attract and retain customers, and gain their long-term loyalty.

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  • Evolution of the Fuel Nozzle

    by OPW | Jun 27, 2011
    Unless you are old enough to remember, until the early 1950s there were no automatic fuel nozzles in use at gas stations. Drivers would pull their car into the station and the attendant would rush out to fill the gas tank, which involved inserting the nozzle and holding it open until the tank was full. Since automatic shut-off of the nozzles was not an option, no time could be spent washing windows or checking fluid levels, resulting in a relatively long refueling process.

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  • Welcome to OPW One Voice Blog

    by OPW | Jun 14, 2011
    At OPW, we've been known for our One Company. One World. One Source™ slogan for quite some time now. Personally, we like our slogan and feel it sums up OPW's evolution and efforts over the past few decades. However, we'd like to revise that slightly to add "One Voice" as another key element to our effort moving forward. You see, the world is rapidly changing and global communications are at an all-time high. With the growth of smartphones and various other communication technologies available today, the importance of instant two-way communication has never been greater.

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