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SCL Business Resource Center

April 2, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges to all businesses. With the government stepping in to offer support, it can be a challenge keeping up with what benefits are available to your company and your specific situation. By familiarizing yourself you may identify opportunities to help your company finesse... Read More +

Industry Pulse: Industrial Manufacturing Facilities Battle to Remain “Essential”

March 30, 2020

In Response to State-Wide Coronavirus Shutdowns, SCL Customers Experience Mixed Results After Gov. Gavin Newsom called for a statewide shutdown of non-essential business in California in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many SCL customers in industrial manufacturing found themselves unaffected due to longstanding military, aerospace and medical industry contracts.... Read More +

SCL Policies & Procedures Related to COVID-19

March 16, 2020

UPDATE: March 19, 2020 1PM PST All CFN stations at SCL locations are open. The County of Marin has given SCL and employees permission to continue operations delivering fuel, oil, and other relates supplies so the County fleet can stay functional through the shelter in place process.   Updated as... Read More +

Productive Responses You Can Take in a Volatile Economy

March 16, 2020

SCL Offers Perspective as Coronavirus Continues to Disrupt Business Operations The federal government has lowered interest rates, national sport leagues have suspended games, travel from Europe to the United States has halted, and businesses nationwide are trying to calm customers as fears surrounding the global spread of coronavirus (covid-19) build.... Read More +

The Coronavirus and Its Impact on Industry

February 19, 2020

Shipping Delays, Disruptions in Manufacturing and Logistics Already Being Felt As China and now several other countries continue to experience devastating health effects of the coronavirus, impact is also being felt among American businesses, including automotive, manufacturing and oil. As industries across the board experience shipment delays and disruptions in... Read More +

5 Things to Keep in Mind About Price Increases

February 10, 2020

How to Use Spikes as a Cue to Institute Positive Change, Streamlined Practices Price increases are often uncomfortable to discuss, but unfortunately they are an unavoidable part of our business. At SCL, our goal is to help you navigate these occurrences and, if possible, use them as opportunities to strengthen... Read More +

Major Oil Suppliers Announce Up to 12% Spike on Finished Lubricants

January 29, 2020

SCL Encourages Customers to Place Orders at Current Prices Major oil suppliers have announced a price increase up to 12% on finished lubricants that will hit the market in late February, marking the first national lubricant price increase of 2020. Increases of this type, traditionally announced annually, are typically tied... Read More +

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Los Principales Proveedores de Petróleo Anuncian hasta un 12% de Aumento en los Lubricantes Terminados

January 29, 2020
SCL Anima a los Clientes a Realizar Pedidos a Precios Actuales Los principales proveedores de petróleo han anunciado un aumento… Read More +

How to Know When Your Drums are Ready for Pickup

January 29, 2020

Environmental and Transportation Regulations Demand Intact, Drip Dry Drums Customers in nearly every industry receive 55-gallon drums of oil, lubricants or chemicals from SCL on a regular basis. From automotive to construction, agriculture to industrial manufacturing plants, 55-gallon drum deliveries are a crucial part of doing business. But what about... Read More +

Is Absorption Rate Really That Important?

January 23, 2020

Here’s Why It Should Be An Indicator, But Not The Indicator Over the past 20 years, the term absorption rate has risen in prominence throughout the automotive industry. With the changing landscape of dealerships – which have gone from primarily focusing on new and pre-owned car sales to now serving... Read More +

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¿Es la tasa de absorción realmente tan importante?

January 23, 2020
He Aquí por qué Debería ser un Indicador, Pero No El Indicador En los últimos 20 años, el término tasa… Read More +

Pre-Loading Hard Adds a Win-Win for Dealerships, Customers

December 13, 2019

SCL Now Offering Paint, Fabric, Leather Protection Kits in Bulk Packaging There’s no disputing the value of hard-adds for dealerships. From extended warranties and service agreements, to paint, fabric and leather protection, providing extra value to customers can increase profit and instill much-needed loyalty. They also offer a more level... Read More +

Important USPS Shipping Changes for Oil Analysis

November 21, 2019

SCL Prepaid Labels Align with Security Enhancements In an effort to “increase safety and security of its collection box procedures,” the USPS recently announced packages more than ½ inch thick weighing more than 10 ounces can no longer be dropped in mail collection boxes bearing only stamps. This means customers... Read More +

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Cambios importantes de envío de USPS para análisis de aceite

November 21, 2019
Las etiquetas prepagadas de SCL se alinean con las mejoras de seguridad En un esfuerzo por “aumentar la seguridad de… Read More +

Salute to SCL’s Veterans

November 11, 2019

On this Veterans Day 2019 we pause to thank all our nation’s veterans and their families. Luis Mejia, Richmond Operations Manager – United States Army Served from 1999-2006 as a 44-B. Welder/ Metal Worker. 2000 – Joined B-Co. 426th Forward Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell,... Read More +

Are Your Empty Skid Tanks Really Empty?

November 7, 2019

HMR Regulations You Should Know to Avoid Hefty (and Often Imposed) Fines For our customers in construction and agriculture, skid tanks are often used for their convenience in providing on-site fuel that keeps operations running efficiently. Unfortunately, they can also be the source of exorbitant fines due to violations in... Read More +

SCL Partners with BIZOL to Offer Start-Stop Engine Solutions

October 31, 2019

Enhanced Protection Ideal for Urban Traffic, Hybrid Vehicles and Fleets Due to successes in reducing idle time, improving fuel economy and lowering emissions, start-stop engines and hybrid vehicles have continued to increase in popularity among consumers and auto manufacturers at nearly every price point. Despite continuing to gain traction, however,... Read More +

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SCL se Asocia con BIZOL para Ofrecer Soluciones de Parada/Arranque del Motor

October 31, 2019
Protección Mejorada Ideal para Tráfico Urbano, Vehículos Híbridos y Flotas Debido al éxito en la reducción del tiempo de inactividad,… Read More +

Mass California Outage Raises Questions About Emergency Fuel Supply

October 16, 2019

Two SCL Fueling Stations Offer Fully Functioning Backups to Maintain Reliability After nearly 800,000 California businesses and residents experienced up to five days without power due to a voluntary shutdown by Pacific Gas & Electric, utilities have now been almost completely restored throughout the state’s northernmost reaches to the Silicon... Read More +

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El Corte Masivo de California Plantea Preguntas Sobre el Suministro de Combustible de Emergencia

October 16, 2019
Dos Estaciones de Combustible SCL Ofrecen una Reserva Completamente Funcionales para Mantener la Confiabilidad Después de que casi 800,000 empresas… Read More +

Avoid Fines and Ensure Employee Safety This Rainy Season

October 2, 2019

Simple communication and small investments go a long way in preventing accidents  As the East Coast of the United States braces for the start of hurricane season, the fall months in California have traditionally welcomed the beginning of rain. While that can equate to positive news for our agricultural partners,... Read More +

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Evite Multas y Asegure La Seguridad de los Empleados Esta Temporada Lluviosa

October 2, 2019
La comunicación simple y las pequeñas inversiones contribuyen en gran medida a la prevención de accidentes A medida que la… Read More +

New Cardless Swipe Serves as Theft Deterrent at Cardlock Fuel Stations

September 25, 2019

Geolocating App Provides Digital Payment, Receipt Options In response to an increasing number of skimmer fraud instances reported by the California Independent Oil Marketers Association, a new CardlessSwipe option has emerged as an alternative for cardlock fueling stations. The new technology, which uses a geolocating CardlessSwipe app, allows drivers to bypass swiping... Read More +

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El Nuevo Pago sin Tarjeta Sirve como Elemento Antirrobo en las Ubicaciones de Combustible con Cardlock

September 25, 2019
La aplicación de geolocalización proporciona pago digital, opciones de recibos En respuesta al incremento de casos de fraude reportados por… Read More +

How the Saudi Oil Attack Can Affect You and Your Business

September 20, 2019

What You Need to Know to Stay Prepared in the Face of Unpredictibility While questions surrounding weekend drone attacks on a Saudi Arabian oil facility and a nearby oil field continue to arise, there’s one fact that remains relatively unquestioned: the destruction of one of the world’s largest processors of... Read More +

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Cómo Puede fectarle el Ataque Petrolero Saudita a Usted y a su Negocio

September 20, 2019
Lo que Necesita Saber para Mantenerse Preparado ante un Imprevisto Aun cuando siguen surgiendo preguntas sobre los ataques con drones… Read More +

Essential Principles for Automotive Service Providers

September 18, 2019

Attentive, Honest Service Providers Can Mean a Tangible Difference in Your Bottom Line For automotive dealerships and service facilities, the service advisor is truly the face of the company for most customers. They are waiting when cars pull up in the service lane, and, oftentimes, they are the only person... Read More +

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Principios Esenciales para Asesores de Servicios Automotrices

September 18, 2019
Para los concesionarios de automóviles y las instalaciones de servicio, el asesor de mantenimiento es realmente la cara de la empresa para… Read More +

Common Objections to Service Recommendations and How to Overcome Them

September 18, 2019

Why Simply Relaying Information Should No Longer be Status Quo When it comes to dealer or factory recommended maintenance or even necessary repairs, many customers are often resistant to accept advice from automotive service providers. They either don’t have the time to wait, they didn’t budget for the expense, they believe... Read More +

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Objectiones Comunes a las Recomendaciones de Servicio y Cómo Superarias

September 18, 2019
Cuando se trata del mantenimiento recomendado por el distribuidor o la fábrica, o incluso las reparaciones necesarias, muchos clientes a… Read More +

How to Explain Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil to Your Customers So They Understand

September 18, 2019

Educating Customers About Oil Choices Can Build Trust and Loyalty According to a 2018 survey by a leading tire manufacturer, about 1 in 3 customers is not confident enough to select the right oil for their vehicle. A significantly lower percentage than that feel equipped to perform basic car maintenance,... Read More +

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Cómo Explicarle a sus Clientes la Diferencia Entre el Aceite Sintético y el Aceite Convencional

September 18, 2019
Según una encuesta de 2018 realizada por un fabricante líder de neumáticos, aproximadamente 1 de cada 3 clientes no están… Read More +
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