July 1, 2019 | Vol. 69, No. 13
Dear PEI Member:
Confined space entry? Trench collapse? Electrical shock? Working around flammable and combustible liquids?
Actually, the drive to the jobsite often is the most dangerous part of the day. With the prevalence of mobile phones, multitasking, drive-thru fast food and complicated vehicle controls, distracted driving incidents are a constant threat. In a millisecond, inattention can lead to catastrophe.
That’s why PEI is sponsoring a free, one-hour webinar: “How to Stop Distracted Driving: Strategies to Protect Your Business, Employees and Family.” We hope as many PEI members as possible will join in this potentially life saving discussion at noon Central, Wednesday, July 24.
Think we are overstating the dangers of distracted driving? Consider just two National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics:
And here’s one more telling fact: According to AAA, distraction is responsible for more than 58% of teen crashes.
Joel Feldman, presenter for the PEI webinar, has been a successful practicing attorney for more than 35 years. Since 2009, he also has been working to reduce distracted driving injuries and deaths. That was the year his 21-year-old daughter Casey was killed by a distracted driver. Casey, a senior at Fordham University, was crossing the street during daylight at a 4-way stop. The driver who killed her had looked away from the road while reaching for an object in his vehicle.
After Casey’s death, Feldman co-founded the Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation; launched www.enddd.org, an anti-distracted driving website; earned a master’s degree in counseling; and began speaking about how to end distracted driving. To date, Feldman has spoken to more than 700 corporations, construction companies, schools and other groups. And now, he’s bringing his experience and expertise to PEI.
Free Distracted Driving Webinar
by e-mail to the editor, Rick Long at firstname.lastname@example.org
or join the discussion in the Petroleum Equipment Forums
During the webinar, you’ll learn what distracted driving is, who is most at risk and what you can do to protect yourself, your employees and others.
Register today. Make this event a priority. And encourage your service technicians and other drivers to participate, as well. The one-hour investment will help you build a safe driving culture in your organization.
ISSUES COMPLIANCE ADVISORY
As detailed in the advisory, marketers wishing to sell fuel containing more than 10% ethanol or 20% biodiesel must demonstrate compatibility of the following underground storage tank (UST) system components:
PEI’s UST Component Compatibility Library provides a continually updated list of manufacturer letters affirming the compatibility of specific products with the higher-level ethanol and biodiesel blends.
CO-OPTIMA IDENTIFIES FUEL-EFFICIENT BLENDSTOCKS
Co-Optima is a joint project of the U.S. Department of Energy, nine national laboratories, major research universities and private business.
"This objective, scientific research is giving industry the knowledge and tools to more rapidly improve today’s combustion engines and petroleum-based fuels, while also blazing a trail for more revolutionary long-term changes in component design and fuel formulas," said project lead John Farrell of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Details on the testing and conclusions are in Co-Optima’s recently released FY 18 in Review.
FOUNDATION AWARDS CHARLES D. KEMP SCHOLARSHIPS
The Kemp scholarships, awarded by the PEI Foundation, recognize deserving dependents of full-time PEI member company employees.
Washington service company. Ultra Tank Services
Inc., P.O. Box 30096, Bellingham, Washington 98228, applied for service and
construction division membership. Thomas Pulver is vice president of the
firm, which was established in 1993. Ultra Tank Services Inc. provides tank
services in northwestern Washington state. Sponsored for PEI membership by
Jessica Bartlett, Ace Tank & Fueling Equipment, Seatac, Washington.
Rican distributor. Motopac Corp., Road 5 Km. 5.5
Marginal - Luchetti Industrial Park, Bayamon, Puerto Rico 00961, applied for
distributor division membership. Fernando Rodriguez is president of the
company, which was established in 2012. Motopac Corp. is a distributor of
lubricants, reels, compressors, pumps, car wash equipment and related
supplies. Sponsored for PEI membership by Jennifer Stevens, Tuthill Transfer
Systems, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
manufacturer. UltraTech International Inc., 11542
Davis Creek Court, Jacksonville, Florida 32256, applied for manufacturer
division membership. Matthew Shaw is marketing director for the company,
which was established in 1993. UltraTech International Inc. manufactures
secondary spill containment storage, outdoor drum storage, spill response
products and facility protection products, which are sold primarily through
distributors. Sponsored for PEI membership by Mike Bakken, Valley Petroleum
Equipment Inc., Grand Forks, North Dakota.
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