Al Warren Oil Company, Chicago IL, distributes a wide range of petroleum products to customers in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and parts of Michigan. Deliveries are handled by a fleet that includes 45 tankwagons and transports. Refined fuels were a big part of the operation from the very start, and the company hauls around 40 million gallons of refined fuels annually. Image is Important to the company, and all of the equipment looks as good as this tankwagon.
This DOT406 aluminum truck tank was one of the first off the assembly line at Polar Tank Trailer LLC. Al Warren Oil Co has been a long-time Polar customer. The petroleum wholesaler runs tankwagons with capacities ranging from 4,200 to 4,800 gallons.
Petroleum transports at Al Warren Oil consist of Peterbilt Model 389 daycab tractors and Polar 9,500-gallon tank trailers with four or five compartments. Tractors are specified with Cummins ISX engines and Fuller 18-speed transmissions. Some of the tractors and trailers in the fleet have been fitted with Michelin X One widebase single tires.
One of two Chicago-area bulk plants in the Al Warren Oil Co system, this facility has 200,000 gallons of storage capacity.
Al Warren Oil Co is a registered biodiesel blender and operates this blending plant at the Chicago terminal. In addition to distributing biodiesel-blended fuels, the company runs the fuel in its own trucks.
Dispatchers use the PeopleNet system to track fuel distribution operations and stay In touch with driver
Tankwagon hardware includes Bayco FloTech overfill protection, Civacon bottom-loading adapters and internal valves, and the Tuthill Fill-Rite additive Injection system.
Product handling equipment on the newest tankwagons includes Blackmer pumps, Liquid Controls meters, and Goodyear delivery hose with Bayco nozzle.
Transport trailer tank hardware Includes Civacon and Emco Wheaton valves and bottom-loading adapters, Scully overfill protection, and additive injection systems.
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