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JBK drivers travel throughout the continental United States and parts of Alaska and Canada, hauling primarily compressed liquids, liquid carbon dioxide, and cryogenic gases. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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The new 16,000-square-foot Amarillo flagship terminal is home for dispatch, maintenance, $174,000 parts inventory, and employee training center. The six-bay shop is a vital factor for insuring the carrier meets customer commitments by keeping vehicles in excellent condition. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Ken Kelley [right], chief executive officer, and Mark Davis lead the company established by the late Jack B Kelley, seen in the photograph in the center. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Tim Harvey oversees the Jack B Kelley
maintenance department.
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Terminal managers gather for a conference in Amarillo to discuss various issues related to safety and logistics. Standing center is Lee Drury, safety director. From Left are Larry Warden, Amarillo; Bill Witt, Rock Springs WY; Joe Greene, Amarillo; Ben Bejarano, Phoenix AZ; and John Chang, Birmingham AL. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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A tractor and two tank trailers await service at the Amarillo shop where mechanics are skilled at working on the full range of vehicles in the fleet. Most work is done onsite, with only vessel repairs and tractor warranty work outsourced. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Tracie Smart attaches a new air ride suspension to a tank trailer subframe. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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A 9,000-gallon storage tank [left] and two cylinder trailers are part of the equipment JBK uses in its training program in Amarillo. All new hires receive six to seven days of classroom training in Amarillo before they begin in-cab training at their terminals. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Repairs on the complicated components on a cryogenic tank trailer require sophisticated mechanic skills. Mechanics may spend up to two years in training to meet requirements. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Dispatcher Shelia Coffee, who coordinates drivers in Coffeeville KS and Lincoln NE, is based in Amarillo.