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Chevron Corp petroleum transports stand out wherever they operate in the world. This rig with its colorful billboard graphics is based at the oil company’s Avon CA terminal. The company runs Peterbilt tractors and Heil tank trailers in the United States. Chevron’s worldwide fleet stands at about 500 vehicles and about 115 are based in the United States. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Terminal visits are part of the Global Marketing Logistics unit’s responsibilities. During a recent visit to the Avon terminal, Al Mosser [far left], global equipment standards manager, and Jim Fleming [second from right], global fleet standards specialist, met with Ken Sena, Avon terminal manager, and Curtis Aman, Chevron North America driver training specialist. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Drivers and managers for ITP Trucking Services Inc pose with Chevron Philippines executives in front of a Caltex trailer in Manila. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Drivers and other employees at Transportes Barahona in Comayagua, Honduras, stand with some of the newest tractors in the fleet. The petroleum fleet won Chevron’s “Global Carrier of the Year” award in 2007. The carrier recorded zero motor vehicle crashes, zero injuries, zero spills, and zero mixes. Transportes Barahona achieved the highest score to date among contract carriers during Chevron’s annual Road Transport Safety Compliance Assessment. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Distribution productivity in Colombia was enhanced significantly in 2007 when tank trucks were replaced with new tractors and Heil semi-trailers. Chevron managers report that the transition was very smooth. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Cadec is the on-board tracking and communication system of choice for the Chevron US distribution operation. On-board tracking and communication is required for both company and contract carrier vehicles. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Battery isolation switches, like this one from Flaming River, are required on Chevron trucks and tractors. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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As part of Chevron’s Road Transport management system, company and contract carrier transports are subject to regular safety inspections at this checkpoint at the Avon CA terminal. Similar inspection stations are in place at other Chevron terminals around the world. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Chevron’s newest tractors in the United States were specified with a Holland lightweight aluminum non-lube fifthwheel. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Chevron tank trailers are specified with Dixon Bayco elbows and API bottom loading, Civacon vapor recovery, EBW brake interlocks, and Scully overfill protection. Hose trays are preferred on US-based trailers. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Fittings and tools are stored in a trailer-mounted Pro-Tech locking cabinet. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Newer tank trailers in Chevron’s US fleet have Bendix roll stability, Michelin widebase tires, Alcoa aluminum disc wheels, and Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Spill containment supplies are carried in a cabinet that was built into the trailer rear bumper and frame.