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“If You Fail to Plan, You Are Planning to Fail”

“If You Fail to Plan, You Are Planning to Fail” - This is a famous quote by Benjamin Franklin that rings true today just as much as it did back then. Even though most people nowadays know this statement is true, many business owners and salespeople still don’t heed these wise words, especially when it comes to landing and securing new accounts. They still ride around town and “wing it” with cold calls, thinking they can just walk in a business and give them their pitch. But there’s a much better way, and it involves planning. Here are some questions to ask yourself to come up with the type of potential customer you want to target. Which sectors… Have the most profit (dealer, PCMO, industrial)? Have the most potential volume? Will you have most success in and why? Are you least likely to succeed in and why? Will you target first? Which geographic areas will you target first? Now that you have the answers to those questions, you can come up with specific companies to go to. Go online to do some preliminary research, peruse association membership lists and look into other resources that contain the pertinent information you [...]

By |2022-02-17T15:22:49-05:00February 17th, 2022|Marketing|Comments Off on “If You Fail to Plan, You Are Planning to Fail”

Choosing the Best Onsite Fueling Provider: 4 Tips

Choosing the Best Onsite Fueling Provider: 4 Tips - There are many factors to take into account when choosing an onsite fueling provider to keep your fleet going, from adequate training for drivers to the use of proper equipment during transport. It’s a fact that the logistics of 24/7 onsite fueling are complex and far-reaching. This is why you shouldn’t neglect doing comprehensive research on your onsite fueling provider. This will make sure you’re receiving safe and efficient services in a timely manner, while the provider meets stringent state and federal regulations. Check out these top four tips for choosing an onsite fueling provider you can rely on. 1.      Search Outside Your Local Market It’s wise to expand your search beyond your local market when looking for an onsite fueling provider. Check out regional companies that have many far-reaching services who are able to meet the needs of a variety of customers over great distances. Regional providers are generally more efficient because of their bigger fleets, increased capabilities, and larger driver pool – even if you know you only require local services. Case in point: at Taylor Oil, we service the entire Northeast, from Boston to DC. 2.      Safety [...]

By |2021-04-20T13:53:50-05:00April 20th, 2021|Onsite Fueling|Comments Off on Choosing the Best Onsite Fueling Provider: 4 Tips

Simple Steps to Clean a Diesel Engine

If you own a piece of equipment or machinery, or a truck that runs on diesel, you know how important it is to keep the engine clean. Neglecting this simple task can take years off the life of your equipment, causing you to face unnecessary repairs and premature replacement. While the old rumor was that you’re not supposed to clean a diesel engine, we now know this is just untrue. Tips to Help You can and should clean your diesel engine, and here are some simple steps to doing this. Keep in mind many of these are the same as for a gasoline engine. Using a brush, manually remove the debris that’s trapped under the hood and in the grill. Warm up the engine and run it for five to 10 minutes. This will loosen up the grease and oil, making the rest of this task much easier. Cover the recommended parts with baggies and secure with rubber bands. There are about four under-hood items that you should cover for protection, such as the alternator, power steering filler, air intake, and sensors. Apply the engine degreaser from the bottom up so the cleaner doesn’t drip on you. Let it sit for [...]

By |2019-10-10T15:08:35-05:00October 10th, 2019|Diesel Engine|Comments Off on Simple Steps to Clean a Diesel Engine

Heavy Equipment Grease: Tips to Get it Right

Choosing the right grease to lubricate your heavy equipment can be confusing at first. After all, there are so many types and brands on the market today. How can you be sure you’re using the right one to keep your heavy equipment in tip top shape? Using an all-purpose grease isn’t always the right decision, even though it can seem like a simple choice at first. So, does the grease you’re currently using make the grade? First, a look at why oil and grease are important. Just like your joints protect your bones when rubbing against each other, grease and oil make your equipment’s gears work seamlessly. They also prevent metal-on-metal grinding of moving parts. When you grease your machines the right way, you ensure a long-lasting shelf life for optimal performance through the years. Not only do you have to grease regularly, you have to use the right type of grease. Many of you may prefer to stick with one type of grease for convenience and for keeping a regular inventory. However, not all products are created equal. When selecting a grease, review the owner’s manual recommendations if you can. This is a great starting point. Use the [...]

By |2018-07-20T17:20:17-05:00July 20th, 2018|Construction Equipment|Comments Off on Heavy Equipment Grease: Tips to Get it Right

Three Tips for Fueling Your Construction Site

Three Tips for Fueling Your Construction Site - A construction site is a busy, chaotic place. There are often dozens of trucks, generators, compressors and pieces of machinery required to get the job done the right way and on time. In general, most equipment will need more fuel every three to four hours. It’s a no-brainer, then, that fuel is one of the highest recurring costs on any job site. There’s nothing you can really do to curb this; it’s a fact of life that in order to run your construction site, you need diesel fuel. Just like with your own vehicle, you are at the mercy of the diesel fuel prices of the moment. Those fluctuating prices and inability to predict the markets can be a major source of stress for foremen and construction company owners. However, there are some tips you can use to better understand, assess and effectively manage your fuel costs. TIP 1: Determine your unique site needs. Do you need on-site fueling for individual pieces of equipment, or would a delivered fuel tank and pumps (along with special protection shields that guard against theft and damage) be best? Depending on the choice you go with, [...]

By |2017-04-07T09:04:36-05:00April 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Three Tips for Fueling Your Construction Site

Slipstream ™ The Next Generation

Slipstream ™ The Next Generation Marine Fuel Makes its Maiden Voyage Unlike packaged additives already on the market, SlipstreamTM is a complete Premium Marine Fuel with a comprehensive marketing approach. Advanced Fuel Solutions, Inc., North Andover, MA, announces the release of SlipstreamTM Premium Marine Fuel. The new marine fuel is positioned to be the most advanced marine fuel brand in the market serving both gasoline and diesel engines. Designed for the rigors of fresh and sea watercraft of all sizes, the marine fuel is commercially blended with fuel performance enhancers that help ensure greater efficiency and improved engine performance. SlipstreamTM intends to lead the industry in fuel quality; promising to boat owners, who pay high prices for gasoline and diesel, that it will deliver on its performance claims and help lower the maintenance costs and downtime of their prized possessions. Paul Nazzaro, Sr., President and founder of Advanced Fuel Solutions sums up Slipstream’sTM market position: “Our goal is to give boaters an exceptional boating experience by putting the maximum amount of performance into their boat with SlipstreamTM—to deliver benefits not attainable with generic gasoline and diesel fuels or the other countless treatments boaters have been using despite having no validation [...]

By |2017-02-11T15:47:11-05:00September 8th, 2015|Slipstream Marine Fuel, Taylor Oil News|Comments Off on Slipstream ™ The Next Generation

Taylor Oil Co. acquires Point Bay Fuel Company

To our loyal customers Effective early February 2014 Point Bay Fuel Company's motor fuels (diesel and gasoline) business will be acquired and operated by Taylor Oil Company. It has been a distinct pleasure to serve your motor fuel needs over the past many years. During this time we have built a close bond and very much appreciate your trust in giving our company the responsibility to deliver quality products and services to your business. It has been a tremendous relationship. Thank:you for allowing Point Bay Fuel to serve you. Tim Bergin General Manager, Point Bay Fuel Taylor Oil Company is excited and ready to become your motor fuels supplier. Our company operates with exactly the same mindset as Point Bay Fuel - to provide you with the best service and quality products available. I am confident that you will be pleased with our Customer Service. Many of the same fine employees that currently answer the phone and take your orders will still exist. The sales team will be there to help and the delivery drivers that know your business will continue to make your deliveries. This should be a seamless transition and we are working hard to make this happen. [...]

By |2015-07-06T21:57:00-05:00July 6th, 2015|Taylor Oil News|Comments Off on Taylor Oil Co. acquires Point Bay Fuel Company
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