Back to school

September 1, 2002 - By

Just in time for the current back-to-school season, a $50 million program is getting under way in Texas to help school districts add new, clean fuel propane buses to their pupil transportation fleets. And that program is expected to be just the start of a major national effort to clean up school buses, spurred by new legislation and the Environmental Protection Agency's concerns about clean air and children's health. read more

In demand

September 1, 2002 - By

Are you a proactive propane marketer or just another order taker? The difference can mean solutions to winter supply bottlenecks that leave your panicky customers clamoring for unavailable product. read more

Ready for prime time

September 1, 2002 - By

Propane retailers dutifully monitoring the nation's product reserves this summer breathed a collective sigh of relief when the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported a stock build of 65 million barrels last month. read more

Don’t sabotage your banker’s support

September 1, 2002 - By

In 1996, Richard Handler took over the family propane businessafter the death of his father. He had been involved with the business whenhe was growing up, but after college he chose a career in corporate Americaand moved away. read more

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Hard times, hot bargains

September 1, 2002 - By

For sale, cheap: Nation’s sixth largest propane retailer. Publicly owned partnership with plummeting sales, empty stock value and crushing debt load. Hoping to get offer before filing for bankruptcy protection. Call day or night. read more

The practice of safety is just that

September 1, 2002 - By

Many times managers view the issue of safety through rose-coloredglasses. What we can’t see often looks pretty good, in a compromising sortof way. read more

Is your insurance dead on arrival?

September 1, 2002 - By

Please don’t read this month’s comments as a slam against insuranceagents. If you do, you have missed the point. read more

Feds ponder new hazmat trucking regs

September 1, 2002 - By

The federal engine is being tuned up to take its first ride towardfurther regulation of hazmat trucking. read more

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