Monthly Archives: April 2016

Fuel has risen for the third straight week

Diesel prices have increased for the third week in a row and ninth time in 10 weeks during the week ending April 25, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel increased 3.3 cents to $2.198 during the week.

Prices increased in all regions of the United States with the most significant increase coming in the Midwest, where prices rose 4.4 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.505 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.343 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.074 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.156 pdiesel-fueler gallon.

Prices in other regions, according to the DOE, are:

  • New England – $2.291
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.159
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.202
  • West Coast less California – $2.282

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $2.167 per gallon nationwide, a 3-cent increase over last week’s numbers.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.454 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.083 per gallon.

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Reed Prize Wheel March 2016!

Congratulations to Tatyana Wilson named employee of the month for March in a company-wide vote, nominated by her peers. Keep up the good work!


Some of the comments were:

“Tatyana always has a smile on her face and is quick to help anyone out. She’s a huge asset to the Reefer team and we wouldn’t be as successful without her.”

“She constantly goes above and beyond the call of duty in her job description. She’s continuously trying to learn the business and wants to grow both as a person and employee.”

“I can always count on her to follow through when an issue is encountered. She will contact shippers and receivers immediately to avoid the issue becoming bigger.”

“She’s hardworking. You can give her a task, and she will get it handled with little direction. I love her positive attitude!”

“She’s extremely important to the Reefer team and it’s success! She’s accountable and extremely reliable.”

How would you escape a submerged vehicle?

Many people don’t know what to do when they find themselves in a submerged car. Highway safety authorities say getting out of a submerged vehicle is not difficult. The key, they say, is to stay calm and not to panic. There is time to react when vehicles end up in the water, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Unbuckle your seat belt and get your passengers’ restraints unbuckled as well.

“If the vehicle is floating or sinking slowly, you should be able to roll down your windows,” the website says, then climb out of the vehicle and swim to safety.

Sometimes, the vehicle sinks more quickly and when that happens the doors won’t open because of the pressure of the water on the outside of the vehicle. If that’s the case, wait for the water pressure inside the vehicle to become equal to the water pressure outside the vehicle by letting the vehicle fill up with water, the website says. If you have time, get rid of any heavy clothing, particularly shoes, the website says.

When the water is about shoulder level, roll down the window. You may get a rush of water so try to stay in the air pocket at the top off the car. “When the water stops rushing in,” the website says, “take your last breath of air and swim up to safety, exhaling as you go.”

Vehicles with power windows may present other problems. Electrical systems may shut down when you hit the water and windows won’t work.

All of that I can see as helpful information, but the end of this story states to break the side window with a hammer. I remember seeing a video a long time ago where a news reporter couldn’t break a window when he was standing on dry land! How are you supposed to swing a hammer under water and break a window? I’m calling that “helpful tip” fairly useless.

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