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Bright red petroleum transports belonging to Swallow Oil Company, a petroleum marketer based in Rifle CO, are a frequent sight along the interstate highway extending from Denver to western Colorado. A growing economy and expanding population is bringing more business for the petroleum marketer. The company operates five c-stores, two bulk plants, three petroleum transports, and four tankwagons. All three tractors are longnose Kenworth W900s, and the trailers are from Beall Corp. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Three generations of the Swallow family are represented in this photo. Family members pictured are [from left] Nick Swallow, Katie Parrington, Kirk Swallow, Gary Swallow, and Kris Swallow. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Tankwagons include this Kenworth T800 with a 4500-gallon tank built by Beall Corp. Beall has supplied all of the truck-mounted petroleum tanks used by Swallow Oil. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Swallow Oil’s three largest tankwagons have rear-mounted racks that are used to transport drummed lubricants to customers. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Swallow Oil’s bulk plant in Rifle CO has 79,000 gallons of tankage for storing gasoline, diesel, and lubricants. Loading arms are from OPW Engineered Systems. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Five-compartments make it possible to deliver unleaded regular and premium gasoline and diesel to c-store customers. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Swallow Oil trailers are fitted with a Great Plains Industries digital additive injector. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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An aluminum fittings box from Merritt Equipment Co is mounted behind the tractor cab. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Automatic tire chains improve drive wheel traction on icy roads.