For more than 20 years, tractor-trailer rigs in the McMahon Transport Group fleet have been a regular sight at service stations throughout the greater Chicago area and northwestern Indiana. Based in Lockport IL, the carrier's 16 transports deliver about 260 million gallons of refined fuel annually. The fleet is dominated by Mack tractors and Heil and LBT tank trailers.
Definitely a family affair, the McMahon Transport Group management team includes [from left] James P McMahon, James L McMahon, and John McMahon. The company was started in 1989 by James L and John.
Driver safety is a focal point for the McMahon Transport Group. Monthly driver meetings open with a safety discussion, and immediate safety concerns are addressed as needed during informal sessions with drivers.
Developed in-house at McMahon Transport Group, web-based Digital Fuel Solutions has significantly streamlined the management processes for fuel transportation and delivery.
Drivers send and receive fuel shipment information with handheld touch-screen computer terminals.
For its newest tractors, McMahon Transport Group chose the Peterbilt 386 daycab. The carrier is testing Eaton's UltraShift Plus automated transmission in the tractor.
Four-compartment tank trailers with double bulkheads hold 9,500 gallons. The carrier runs straight-barrel and double-taper units.
Tank trailer hardware includes Dixon-Bayco bottom-loading adapters, Betts internal valves, and Civacon and Scully overfill protection.
McMahon Transport Group's maintenance department assembles spill cleanup kits that are stored in trailer-mounted containers.
Rugged Zebra printers are used to produce customer receipts, which helps prevent billing errors.
Four of the tractors in the have Blackmer product pumps for customer pumps-outs and other services.
McMahon Transport Group specifies the Cat's Eye tire inflation monitoring system on tractors and trailers.