Several TFCA members took part in PMAA’s Washington Conference and Day on the Hill in May. Those visiting Tennessee’s congressional delegation were: TFCA President John Jewell IV, Mark and Donna McBride, Brittany Fulcher, Mike and Cathy Cox, Betsy Appleton, Rod Issacs, John Kelly, Chuck and Sherry Meek, Ronnie and Cheri Hollingsworth, Allen and Becky Hanks, Mark Radosevich and TFCA Executive Director Emily LeRoy.
Our members visited every office and discussed a number of important issues of importance to marketers, including credit card interchange fees, financial reform legislation, the health care bill and approval of E15.
Thanks to everyone who participated and did such a great job representing all TFCA members. Click here to see more photos of TFCA’s visit to Washington.
Reminder to those of you who are blending biofuels: The Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores of Iowa has a program to help you market and sell your RIN credits. The RINAlliance can also help you with the accounting, documenting and auditing requirements for RIN owners.
Several TFCA members are utilizing the RINAlliance, and it comes highly recommended. Click here to see a brochure on the program along with contact information.
TFCA is working with a group of state agencies to help reduce the violation rate for minor access to tobacco.
Unfortunately, the noncompliance rate has risen in Tennessee from a low of 13 percent to 17.5 percent noncompliance. This should be of concern to us all. In the next few months, we will be offering a series of ideas to help reduce the noncompliance rate.
Obviously retailers can be a big part of this by TRAINING your clerks. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture offers online training at: http://training.wecard.com/welcome/tda.html
Many of you do have training programs in place - but it's important to emphasize tobacco carding at the manager and clerk levels.
To see a brochure on the online training program, click here.
Understanding Gasoline Prices
What makes up the price of gas.
Connections: Why Refinery and Electric Power Damage on the Gulf Coast Affects Petroleum Product Supplies and Prices Elsewhere
Source: Energy Information Administration (Aug. 5, 2009)
You bet it is!