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Insurance buyers: beware to be safe

March 1, 2007 - By

Seems just like yesterday we met as an NPGA task force to study alternative insurance options. In 2003 we published a white paper that referred to insurance industry cycles and future price reductions. We forecast lower premiums and more choices. It happened. read more

Learning from mistakes

March 1, 2007 - By

It's often said that you should learn from the mistakes of others because you can never live long enough to make them all yourself. read more

Driving your business

March 1, 2007 - By

Along with trucking industry-equivalent pay and benefits, professional drivers want up-to-date rigs, respect and open communication channels with management and the dispatching staff. As a nationwide shortage of drivers threatens fleet-efficiency throughout many trucking-oriented businesses, propane companies have an advantage in that many road-warriors also have a strong desire to be home at night. read more

Personifying propane

March 1, 2007 - By

The media is full of images touting every kind of product. Beer cans sprout from billboards. Sporty new cars sparkle on television ads. White teeth gleam off magazine pages. read more

Changing ‘face’ of propane finds fans among marketers

March 1, 2007 - By

Instead of the coarsely drawn adult cartoon of a bespectacled, beleaguered, paunchy Texan propane retailer, this face of the propane industry has the strength of Mr. Clean and apple-pie appeal. read more

Welcome to winter

March 1, 2007 - By

Just as propane marketers nationwide had given up hope of squeezing a profit from yet another warm winter, a ferocious St. Valentine's Day Blizzard punctuated a solid month of cold temperatures that saved a dismal heating season but wreaked havoc on the front lines. read more

Nation’s new sheriff means priority shift

March 1, 2007 - By

As the old saying goes, there's a new sheriff in town. It's no surprise that the Democratic leaders are promoting policies that were not Republican priorities. read more

Control over subsidiary adds liability

March 1, 2007 - By

The Illinois Supreme Court recently handed down an important decision in the area of liability of parent corporations for acts of their subsidiaries and could give rise to injuries of employees of the subsidiary. read more

Longevity requires mentoring

March 1, 2007 - By

The universal goal of most family-owned companies is to see the business continue long-term and for it to be passed down from generation to generation. read more

Sales, response still down

March 1, 2007 - By

For the third consecutive year, total domestic propane sales for combined residential, commercial, engine, farm and industrial uses has fallen. read more