Don’t forget to focus on your core business

Your biggest expenses are the fleet that delivers fuel to your customers and the wages for the drivers, dispatchers, and mechanics who make those deliveries and keep the fleet running.  In many cases, those expenses can equal 75% of all of your operating expenses.  You are (or should be) aware that there are new and modern ways to improve your economics.  The costs are minimal relative to the benefits, the implementation is fairly easy, and the results outweigh just about anything you can do with any other delivery and dispatch technology. 

Did My Weather Hedge Window Close?

Weather hedging (for fuel dealers) can best be described as a method to recoup some level of the lost fuel delivery and service profitability that otherwise would have been earned in a warmer than normal winter.  They are financial derivative tools designed to counter that hackneyed refrain of helplessness we so often hear: “Hey, we can’t control the weather.”

30% of your competitors could be out of business in the next 3 years…

In any business, in any industry, the “3 legs” that are required to support a business are Sales, Operations, and Finance.  Sales can include sales, marketing, customer support and retention, data analytics, social media, etc.  Operations includes “everything you do” to serve your customers.  In our industry, it is primarily delivery of fuels and the installation and servicing of heating and cooling equipment.  Finance includes everything from budgeting, analyzing, reporting, banking, credit, hedging, and more.

The Results Are In

In 2020 we told you ADEPT ™ would improve your deliveries, and your profits. We were not guessing, and we were not wrong. Today, we are sharing ADEPT results. It’s happening. Hope you’re sitting down… Disclosures Results from January 2022 *All the deliveries by ADEPT clients in Jan ‘22 into 275-gallon tanks (>81% of all ADEPT HO tanks) that were…

Everyone is desperate to hire drivers, but do you really need them?

We have been in this industry for over 30 years.  In that time, we have worked with hundreds and hundreds of heating oil and propane dealers of all different sizes and shapes.  Our clients have been multi-state public companies, they have been mid-size regional operators, they have been multi-generation local dealers, and they have been…