Fuel Up BLOG | Atlas Oil http://www.atlasoil.com/Blog/ en-us Listening and Helping Atlas Customers Grow Through Innovation http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Listening-and-Helping-Atlas-Customers-Grow-Through-Innovation Since its founding in 1985 by Sam Simon, Atlas Oil Company has grown through technology, operational innovation, and an unwavering commitment to customer success. It's been an exciting journey, and I've learned a lot over the 20 years I've worked at Atlas, and from our leader Sam. Monday, February 20, 2017 4:46 PM National Preparedness Month - Don’t Wait, Communicate. http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/National-Preparedness-Month-Dont-Wait-Communicate Make Your Emergency Plan Today! September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), reminding us all to take action and prepare for the different types of emergencies that can happen with little or no warning. Launched in 2003, the Ready Campaign serves as a platform to build awareness around NPM encouraging families, communities and businesses to develop an emergency communications plan to better understand the risks that affect where they live and work and how to appropriately respond. Monday, September 12, 2016 5:17 PM Prevent Unwanted Downtime this Hurricane Season http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Prevent-Unwanted-Downtime-this-Hurricane-Season The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) foresees a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season for 2016, which runs June 1st through November 30th. Their Climate Prediction Center anticipates a 70 percent probability of 10 to 16 named storms. While the hurricane forecast comes with uncertainty, upfront preparation can ensure your business stays up and running no matter the situation. Thursday, June 23, 2016 4:48 PM Atlas Oil Company and Diesel Fuel Doctor Announce Partnership http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Atlas-Oil-Company-and-Diesel-Fuel-Doctor-Announce-Partnership Fuel Distribution & Maintenance Services Atlas Oil provides fuel assurance programs to mission critical industries that can't afford downtime. Our customers rely on diesel deliveries, construction, and even backup power during blackouts or outages. It's critically important that a fuel provider can deliver quality fuel when it's needed most. Thursday, April 07, 2016 12:13 PM Disaster Preparation 101 for the Healthcare Industry http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Disaster-Preparation-101-for-the-Healthcare-Industry Mission critical facilities are a key focus in the emergency fueling business and the health care industry is a top priority. With so many lives in its hands, a health care facility cannot afford even one second of downtime. Unfortunately, power outages, natural disasters and other unanticipated emergencies are inevitable and often, unpredictable. Thursday, April 07, 2016 11:05 AM Decorate Safely this Season http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Decorate-Safely-this-Season It’s the Christmas decoration season… brightly lit homes, trees, yard…all make this season magical. What could possible go wrong? Wednesday, December 16, 2015 4:30 PM A Heartfelt Thank You to Military Men and Women http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/A-Heartfelt-Thank-You-to-Military-Men-and-Women The crowd stood front and center facing the American Flag that hung from the rafters of Hangar #36 at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Then the band began singing the National Anthem, a song I’ve heard and sung countless times, at ballgames and on many other occasions. But this time was different. This time I was surrounded by members of all branches of the U.S. Military. They were in uniform and standing at attention, facing the flag of a Country they love and vow to protect. Thursday, December 10, 2015 4:23 PM Cross Training in the Workplace http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Cross-Training-in-the-Workplace Imagine you have a critical project to present to a client. One of the key players is suddenly ill and can't make it. Do you just pack up and go back to the office? Of course not. While your company's project may not be life or death it can definitely feel like it. Regardless of the industry businesses take a huge loss when they lose a key player at a critical juncture. Cross training helps companies respond to these situations. Cross training also helps with fluctuating workflows. Friday, December 04, 2015 4:21 PM A Culture of Helping http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/A-Culture-of-Helping My curiosity and desire to understand the personality of every company I come in contact with is, at the very least, a fascination of mine. What contributes to the personality? What makes a company successful? And in my current role, what can a company do to ensure a great customer experience? How does Atlas continue its long standing legacy of service while moving to a Zero Customer Sacrifice model in a fast paced industry? Thursday, April 07, 2016 11:38 AM The Importance of a Winter Fuel Additive http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/The-Importance-of-a-Winter-Fuel-Additive Winter diesel additives can be added to improve fuel performance when you need it most. Additives can reduce the rate that diesel gels by preventing wax crystals from grouping together. Thursday, November 19, 2015 2:57 PM Thank a Vet Today... Or Better Yet – Hire One! http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Thank-a-Vet-Today-Or-Better-Yet-Hire-One It's Veterans Day and we are all encouraged to thank a Veteran. This is a welcome gesture, of course. But, what would be even more impactful is to hire one. Veterans of the US Armed Forces are an honored part of the United States labor market. Approximately 200,000 men and women leave the military each year and hope to find civilian employment. Thursday, April 07, 2016 11:39 AM Strategic Petroleum Reserve 101 http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Strategic-Petroleum-Reserve-101 The Strategic Petroleum Reserve was developed as a national security measure that provides the President an emergency response option. Beyond an emergency release of supply, there have been non-emergency sales and exchange agreements throughout its history. Friday, November 06, 2015 3:22 PM Forecast: Warmer Winter will bring Milder Heating Costs http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Forecast-Warmer-Winter-will-bring-Milder-Heating-Costs Most U.S. households can expect lower heating expenditures this winter compared with the past two winters. In most regions, the decline in expenditures is attributed to the combination of warmer weather and lower fuel prices. Thursday, April 07, 2016 11:27 AM 1985 - It was a Very Good Year! http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/1985-It-was-a-Very-Good-Year Atlas Oil Company is 30 years old. Reflecting back on our company's growth, there are some significant milestones that mark the journey from that small one-truck enterprise to what we are today. Thursday, April 07, 2016 11:28 AM Five Ways to Become a Better Boss http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Five-Ways-to-Become-a-Better-Boss A true leader understands each team member’s strengths and capitalizes on those talents, shows frequent recognition and appreciation for what they do and provides quality feedback that motivates them to achieve. Thursday, April 07, 2016 11:39 AM Spirit Week Atlas Style http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Spirit-Week-Atlas-Style Atlas Oil will be celebrating Spirit Week the week of October 5th with week-long events. We never take it for granted that we work with innovative and creative individuals. Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:05 PM Winter Blend Gasoline is on its Way http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Winter-Blend-Gasoline-is-on-its-Way Leaves are beginning to turn color and the night time temperatures are trending downward. Like it or not, winter will soon be here. As we get busy getting our homes and yards ready for winter, refiners are also busy getting gasoline supplies ready for winter driving. Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:07 PM Literacy – Statistics we can’t Ignore http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Literacy-statistics-we-can-not-ignore According to U.S. Department of Education statistics, there are 44 million U.S. adults who can’t read. And more than 20 percent of adults who can, read below a 5th grade level – a level required to earn a living wage. Thursday, April 07, 2016 11:28 AM A Salute to Atlas Oil Drivers http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/A-Salute-to-Atlas-Oil-Drivers At Atlas we are very proud of our drivers – not only during this special week, but every day of the year. They are the lifeblood of Atlas and the reason we have so many satisfied customers. Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:10 PM Turn Your Distressed Properties into Assets http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Turn-Your-Distressed-Properties-into-Assets We actively purchase assets throughout the year and are currently looking for qualified buyers to purchase or lease a number or properties in our portfolio. Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:12 PM Are You Prepared for Tropical Storm Erika? http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Are-You-Prepared-for-Tropical-Storm-Erika Tropical Storm Erika could potentially hit land soon. It is time to assess your organization’s state of preparedness. Are you prepared? Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:11 PM Keeping Your Family Safe http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Keeping-Your-Family-Safe Read our tips for keeping your family safe. Thursday, April 07, 2016 11:28 AM Interns Get a Taste of the Real World at Atlas http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Interns-Get-a-Taste-of-the-Real-World-at-Atlas Atlas Oil had a great group of students this summer. In this post the interns talk about their experience with Atlas Oil. Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:14 PM Are You Fueling Better? http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Are-You-Fueling-Better For oil & gas decision-makers, understanding the issues of logistics, fuel efficiency and reliability on a drill site is essential in order to minimize the delay and extras expense of avoidable fueling downtime. Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:14 PM Tristar Fuel Energized by Atlas http://oil.live.mediaspanonline.com//Blog/Tristar-Fuel-Energized-by-Atlas Tristar Fuel joins Atlas Oil as a commission marketer in Chicagoland. Learn more about their experience in training and onboarding with Atlas Oil and how your company could be Energized by Atlas! Thursday, April 07, 2016 11:35 AM