Katie Forney is BAT Logistics’ Top Dog for September! She was selected by her peers and management for her consistent hard work throughout the month.
Team members noted she really stepped up and managed all of accounting and carrier compliance with little to no help.
“I’d like to thank Mike Wajda,” she said. “Without him, I wouldn’t be the positive, hardworking force that I am. He took the time to acknowledge me, not just on this day, but every day.”
Her award included a $50 gift card. She has been working at BAT for eight years.
September saw the southeastern states in fuel crisis when a pipeline was found to be leaking fuel in Alabama. As the demand increased due to panicked drivers hearing the news, regular gasoline prices also increased across the region. However, diesel prices stayed the course, even though the spill affected diesel supplies, too.
Diesel prices this week are the same as prices were the week of the scare (Sept. 19) at an average $2.389 per gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration. That is actually one cent lower than prices were the week before, and nearly two cents less than prices were at the start of September.
Prices are about 10 cents less than prices were last year this first week of October. Last year, diesel prices spiked in mid-October, before falling just in time for Election Day in November.
For more information, visit the EIA’s website.