Taylor, MI – September 09, 2010. – Atlas Oil Company, now in its 25th year, continues to expand its operational footprint with its latest move into Central Illinois. A number of stations in the Champaign area previously fueled by common carriers are now being handled directly by Atlas. Fuel deliveries include all grades of gasoline, diesel, bio-diesel and E-85 for flex-fuel vehicles.
“Atlas Oil’s expansion into Central Illinois is yet another example of how we develop customer relationships and leverage transportation resources for a fueling advantage,” said Bob Kenyon, vice president of sales and operations. “We are actively pursuing a strategy that will expand our fuel distribution and supply management footprint to the entire country.”
In the past six months alone, Atlas has added assets and drivers to Ft. Wayne and Muncie IN, Arlington Heights, IL, Albuquerque, NM and next month will add Odessa, TX to the list. In Albuquerque and Odessa, Atlas is operating ethanol trans-loading facilities and performing local fueling services.
A dozen new drivers have been added along with new transport vehicles. All Atlas drivers undergo an intensive 4-6 week training period before they are added to the roster.
Overall, Atlas has more than 400 employees, a fleet of 100 trucks and is licensed to serve in 23 states – nearly half of the continental U.S. The company’s commercial transportation business supplies Fortune 500 companies with innovative fuel solutions. Atlas also has a mobile fueling tank wagon business and supplies nearly 400 retail gas stations representing six gasoline brands. Atlas also is a leader in renewable fuels with a focus on bio-diesel and ethanol transportation. Atlas continues to expand its fuel supply and trading business headquartered in Houston, Texas, the oil capital of the U.S.
About Atlas Oil Company
Atlas is a premier national petroleum products distributor and services provider. With 24/7/365 operations, Atlas meets the fuel and service needs of businesses, municipalities and governments in 22 states. Atlas also supplies fuel to nearly 400 gasoline convenience stores throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
Headquartered in Taylor, Michigan, Atlas maintains operational centers in Michigan, Indiana, Texas and Ohio and satellite offices in Minneapolis, MN, Scottsdale, AZ, Niles, MI, Hammond, IN and Albuquerque, NM. The company was named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in 2010, a “Top Workplace” in both 2008 and 2009 by the Detroit Free Press and earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in 2009 and 2010.
For more information regarding Atlas Oil Company, visit www.atlasoil.com.