8 | PEI.ORG | Second Quarter 2014
Some people get lucky. The Publishers Clearinghouse van arrives and all of the
surprised winner’s dreams—it
appears—are about to come true.
The first-time angler pulls out the
biggest fish of the day. A novice
gambler rolls the dice and comes
up a winner in Las Vegas.
Have the sweepstakes winner,
the rookie fisherman and the
gambler all found success?
Absolutely. But not necessarily
because of anything they did. The
only explanation for their good
fortune is pure, dumb luck.
Unfortunately, hoping that luck
will come your way is not a strategy.
For most of us, success is much more
likely to come from a combination
of hard work and good planning.
This special section focuses on the
planning part of that equation. You
know where you are. But where do
you want to go? And how can you
get there The answer is creating and
following a plan designed to reach
your desired destination.
40 What steps should you take to prepare for the unexpected? A hurricane. A fire. Embezzlement. A tornado. A flood. The PEI Journal has long
planned to run an article on disaster planning. We just didn’t
expect that our own experience would provide the case story
for the article. Unfortunately, on the night of Feb. 11, 2014, PEI’s
headquarters burned to the ground. “Disaster Planning” lays out
what we learned from our experience and what you may want to
build into your own disaster plan.
48 More and more PEI members believe that CNG fueling stations will play an important role in the industry of the future. But how can PEI
distributors and contractors get involved in this new market? A
good first step is learning from a company that has actually done
it—a company like 51-year-old Beavers Petroleum of Horseheads,
N. Y. In “Getting in the Game,” CNG Engineer Eric Beavers explains
the principles you can follow to launch your own CNG strategy.
54 In the nearly two years since the PEI Journal last wrote at length on EMV (Europay MasterCard Visa), quite a bit has happened. And yet the future
for this new credit card security technology is still surprisingly
unsettled. When should your customers make an investment in
EMV equipment, especially on pay-at-the-pump transactions?
“Are You Ready for EMV?” reveals the five additional questions
that have to be considered to make a reasoned decision.
Making plans? It’s the only way to go—wherever you are going.
Editor in Chief
You Are Here
But Where Do You Want to Go?