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3/7/2017 | Innovative Atlas Oil Hot Pumping Solution Receives First U.S. Patent

TAYLOR, Mich. – Fuel Automation Station (FAS), a hot fueling solution, co-created by Atlas Oil Company, was awarded its first of many expected patents today. This industry-leading technology enables equipment to be refueled when engines are operational or "hot." Fuel Automation Station, LLC is a separate entity founded by Simon Group Holdings (SGH) Founder and Chairman Sam Simon in partnership with Atlas and Vixta Solutions, another SGH platform company.   To address efficiency and ... Read more >>



1/23/2017 | Thanks to our Customers, Atlas Oil is Michigan's Largest Logistics Company

TAYLOR, Mich. – Jan. 18, 2017 – Entrepreneurs are often called crazy risk takers, but consider that if no one took a chance, we wouldn’t be a country of leaders and innovators. And, in 1985, at age 21, if I hadn’t taken a $30,000 credit card cash advance, to purchase my first fuel truck, Atlas Oil Company wouldn’t have been founded. I am proud and humbled that my idea of how to better distribute fuel has led to Atlas becoming the largest Michigan logistics com ... Read more >>



12/15/2016 | Atlas Oil Delivers Third Fuel Automation Station™Use of Innovative Units Increases Efficiency, Safety and Reliability to Oil Drillers

TAYLOR, Mich. – Dec. 15, 2016 – This month, Atlas Oil Company delivered its third Fuel Automation Station to Halliburton for its Colorado operations. The unit provides consistent high quality fuel supply while protecting workers and eliminating downtime on the oil field during hot fueling. A continuous supply of onsite fuel is essential to hydraulic fracturing operations. Currently, workers must enter a well-pad, in proximity to high pressure pumping equipment, called the hot zo ... Read more >>



12/6/2016 | Atlas Cares Employee Team Hosts its 10th Annual Holiday Party at Selfridge Air National Guard Base

SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich. – Dec. 6, 2016. More than 100 Simon Group Holdings and Atlas Oil team members hosted 2,600 United States military service men and women and their families on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base (SANGB), at its 10th annual event. "It gives us great joy to host this family Christmas celebration for our military. It's the least we can do to show these courageous and selfless men and women how much we appreciate our freedom and their ... Read more >>



10/11/2016 | Atlas Oil Responds to Hurricane Matthew with an Emergency Fuel Deployment

Taylor, Michigan – Oct. 13, 2016. When Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti on October 4th as a Category 4, the Atlas Oil Emergency Fuel Services team prepared for deployment. In what would be the largest mandatory U.S. evacuation since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Matthew’s surge brought heavy winds, rainfall and widespread flash flooding from Florida to North Carolina. To provide much needed gasoline and diesel supply relief, Atlas Oil deployed more than a dozen trucks and dri ... Read more >>



4/27/2016 | Atlas Oil Company Chooses the FuelNOW Network for Real Time Fuel Delivery Insights

Taylor, Michigan – April 27, 2016 - Atlas Oil Company is excited to announce its newest investment in the FuelNOW Network (FNN), a cloud-based platform that automates the supply chain and streamlines the fuel delivery process. Utilizing FNN, Atlas has complete visibility into key delivery metrics and accurate business insights that can be accessed from any device, at any time day or night. The petroleum industry is often categorized as mature, with many manual processes and disparate s ... Read more >>



4/7/2016 | Atlas Oil Company and Diesel Fuel Doctor Announce Partnership

Fuel Distribution & Maintenance Services Taylor, Michigan – April 6, 2016 - Atlas Oil has formed an exclusive nationwide fuel quality control partnership with Diesel Fuel Doctor, the market leader in fuel maintenance services including fuel testing, polishing (i.e. removal of contaminants), and tank cleaning. Torre Miller, owner of Diesel Fuel Doctor, started the business in 2006 and has quickly established his network throughout the U.S. delivering consistent, cost-effective fuel ... Read more >>



10/20/2015 | Vesta Housing Solutions To Provide Turnkey Housing For Crude Hauling Workers In West Texas

VESTA Housing Solutions, LLC, a premier provider of temporary and permanent worker housing, has entered an agreement to provide housing for employees of its sister company Atlas Oil Company (“Atlas”). Atlas is a major national fuel distribution and logistics provider under common ownership with VESTA and it has secured a pivotal new crude hauling contract in the West Texas region. "When we formed VESTA, it was in the hope that a housing company would dovetail well with Atlas' fuel ... Read more >>



6/24/2015 | Atlas Oil Sponsors Second K9 Dog for Taylor Police Dept.

    What Atlas Oil Company is sponsoring a second K9 dog for the Taylor, MI Police Department. The dog, “Simon”, named after Sam Simon, owner of Atlas Oil Company, joins “Atlas” the first K9 dog added to the Taylor Police team in 2014. He will be introduced to the Atlas team at the company headquarters building in Taylor on Friday, June 26 at 9:15 a.m. ... Read more >>



6/23/2015 | Tristar Trucking Joins Atlas Oil as Commission Marketer in Chicagoland Region

Taylor, Michigan – June 23, 2015. Tristar Trucking has partnered with Atlas Oil as a Commission Marketer in the Chicagoland area and will begin selling on-site and mobile fueling solutions in the next few weeks. Paul Dandona, principal of Tristar, and his team spent a week at Atlas Oil’s Home Office in Taylor last week for orientation and training. "We are thrilled to welcome the Tristar Trucking team to our Atlas Family," said Michael Evans, President of Atlas. "As we grow our ... Read more >>



3/18/2015 | Atlas Oil Fueling Two Major Grand Prix OperationsFirestone Grand Prix in St. Petersburg &Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

Taylor, Michigan – March 18, 2015. It's that time of year again – the sun is shining, the trees are budding and the Grand Prix Circuit is revving up its engines! Atlas Oil is pleased to be the fuel provider for two premier Grand Prix events this year – the Firestone Grand Prix in St. Petersburg, FL, March 27-29 and the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on May 29-31st in Detroit. Atlas Oil is already at work, delivering fuel to Belle Isle this week for constructio ... Read more >>



2/17/2015 | Atlas Oil Launches Social Media Campaign - #RespectTheRig Promotes safe driving around big rigs

Taylor, Michigan – February 17, 2015. Atlas Oil Company has launched a new safety related social media campaign called #RespectTheRig. The campaign features short videos of Atlas drivers giving safe driving tips for sharing the road with big rigs. Atlas invites other big rig drivers, trucking associations and other organizations to join the conversation at #RespectTheRig. Atlas Oil Company has more than two hundred trucks on the road every day and according the Federal Motor Carrier Sa ... Read more >>



12/19/2014 | Atlas Oil Company Hosts 8th Annual Atlas Cares Holiday Party At Selfridge Air National Guard Base

Holiday event celebrates military members and their families, thanks them for their service Taylor, Mich. Dec. 19, 2014 – Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil Company, a premier national fuel supply, logistics and services company, hosted its 8th Annual Atlas Cares Holiday Party at Selfridge Air National Guard Base (SANGB) on Sunday, Dec. 7, honoring active members of the United States military and their family members. Atlas Oil Chairman and CEO Sam Simon made the announcement. More than 3,0 ... Read more >>



11/4/2014 | Atlas Oil Company Launches Comprehensive Careers Website

Industry-leading fuel supply, logistics and services company invests in recruiting top talent Taylor, Mich. Nov. 4, 2014 – Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil Company, a premier national fuel supply, logistics and services company, announced today the launch of its new comprehensive recruiting website, www.atlasoilcareers.com. Atlas Oil Company President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Evans made the announcement. The website gives potential job candidates an in-depth, behind-the-scenes loo ... Read more >>



10/8/2014 | WWJ | Made in Michigan Audio Segment

It all started with a dream and a delivery truck. Nearly 30 years ago, Atlas Oil Chairman and CEO Sam Simon founded the company delivering diesel fuel to gas station customers in our home state of Michigan. Today, we employ a team of more than 500 talented employees to provide fuel and logistics services to our diverse customer base nationwide. Our President Mike Evans recently shared this story, and discussed our growth and services, on WWJ’s "Made in Michigan" segment. You can liste ... Read more >>



10/3/2014 | Todays Grocer | Fuel For Thought: Planning Ahead to Prevent Downtime

By: Chad Wenzel, Vice President of Sales, Atlas Oil Company Avoiding downtime is important for any industry, but it is especially critical for grocery store and food service managers. A few hours, or even just a few minutes, without power is enough to spoil temperature-controlled foods and lose in-store customers, resulting in hundreds or thousands of dollars in lost inventory and sales. With summer storm season underway, now is the time for decision makers to revisit and refine their power ... Read more >>



9/2/2014 | Atlas Oil Company Launches AtlasAnytime PortalNew system allows fuel customers to manage accounts and access key information online

TAYLOR, Mich., September 2, 2014 – Taylor, Mich. - based Atlas Oil Company, a premier national fuel supply, logistics and services company, announced today the launch of a new online customer portal called AtlasAnytime. Atlas President Mike Evans made the announcement. The AtlasAnytime portal will become available to all Atlas Oil Company customers in phases throughout the rest of the year. Upon logging in, Atlas customers will have access to all of their documents and information, as w ... Read more >>



8/19/2014 | Atlas Oil Company Opens 4th Crude Transloading Site Plans expansion to unit train shipments

TAYLOR, Mich., August 19, 2014 – Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil Company announced today the opening of its 4th crude transloading site in Evans, Colorado. The company's other sites are located in Albuquerque, NM, La Feria, TX and Monahans, TX. The site is on the Union Pacific Railroad (a class 1 railroad in the region) and the crude is being produced from the expanding Niobrara Shale. We expect minimum throughput from this location of 60,000 barrels per month. "We plan to start shipping ... Read more >>



8/19/2014 | Construction Today Guest Blog Post – Fueling your Construction Site

By Chad Wenzel, Director of Sales, Atlas Oil Company In construction, often dozens of trucks, generators, compressors and specific machinery are needed to get the job done well, and virtually all of that mechanical infrastructure requires fuel every three to four hours. So it's no surprise that fuel is among the highest recurring costs for the majority of construction operations and unfortunately largely out of any company's control. In today's global economy, fluctuating fuel pricing is unav ... Read more >>



8/6/2014 | Atlas Oil Buys K9 For Taylor Police

By Chad Wenzel, Director of Sales, Atlas Oil Company In construction, often dozens of trucks, generators, compressors and specific machinery are needed to get the job done well, and virtually all of that mechanical infrastructure requires fuel every three to four hours. So it's no surprise that fuel is among the highest recurring costs for the majority of construction operations and unfortunately largely out of any company's control. In today's global economy, fluctuating fuel pricing is u ... Read more >>



FAST FACT

Atlas Oil has been named 2012 Safest-in-Class by the Michigan Trucking Association (MTA). The Company logged 5.4 million miles in the State of Michigan during 2012 with a .37 accident rate to secure the top honors.

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