March 2016 Blue’s News
DON’T FORGET TO SPRING FORWARD MARCH 13TH
Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins Sunday, March 13, 2016. The official time you should change your clocks begins at 2 a.m.
Daylight Saving Time is a way of making better use of the daylight in the evenings by setting the clocks forward one hour during the longer days of summer. In the United States, the time will fall back again on November 6, 2016, when DST ends.
Since DST isn’t federally mandated, two states – Arizona and Hawaii – and four U.S. territories – American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands – don’t observe it. Indiana adopted DST in 2006.
FMA ANNUAL MEETING HELD IN ORLANDO
The Florida Messenger Association hosted its annual Winter Meeting at the Orlando Doubletree Universal Resort in January. The conference began on a Friday evening with an opening reception and then transitioned to the popular Casino Night. The Saturday agenda began with breakfast and included several speakers and roundtable discussions where members discussed topics such as overcoming funding needs, customer diversification, exit strategies, and standard operating procedures.
Saturday continued with vendor fair sessions and the announcing of the Spotlight Vendor and Spotlight Courier of the year. In closing, the attendees participated in a raffle, winning terrific prizes such as a big screen television. The FMA continues to refine the program for the winter meeting as a result of feedback from both member and vendor attendees. As always, the FMA leads the country when it comes to state association activities.
NO INCREASE TO FUEL SURCHARGE IN MARCH
Because there was no increase in fuel charges in the past month nationwide, Blue Streak’s fuel surcharge will remain 0% in March. Our fuel surcharge continues to be among the lowest in the region.
How it’s calculated: If the national average price of regular unleaded fuel* is above $1.79 during the last week of any given month, the surcharge will be in effect on the first day of the following month.
*As reported by the US Department of Energy.