It is estimated that 46 million turkeys will be eaten on Thanksgiving. With this enormous amount of turkey consumed over the holiday, it’s no wonder why large food producers and suppliers rely on refrigerated trailers to accommodate the large batches of holiday centerpieces to ensure it stays fresh for your celebrations.
During the holiday seasons, Atlas Oil keeps hundreds of these trailers functioning for major retailers so that we can all enjoy our holiday favorites. With hundreds of thousands of turkeys needing to be kept fresh before, during and after transit, right up until it arrives on your dinner table, keeping these trailers running without interruption is essential.
We service more than 250 stores across six states. Temperature-controlled trucks and trailers are the descendants of refrigerator train cars that first started popping up in the mid-1800s. Since then, technology has made refrigerator trucks a state-of-the-art way to ensure food quality and effective product delivery. With 88% of Americans eating turkey on Thanksgiving, imagine if these trucks had to use ice to keep their contents cool! Today, these modern refrigeration trucks rely on generators to protect their millions of dollars worth of perishable products and prevent spoilage.
At Atlas, preparation for supplying holiday season refrigerated trailers is a year-round process. After the season and our recap meetings, we audit process flows and plan for change implementation. We are then hiring and training for the respective roles. Then, before you know it, it’s time to begin acquiring tanks and ensuring we’re prepared for the upcoming season.
Every industry has its own unique fuel solutions. For some, it may be as simple as a generator and fuel program that keeps the lights and electronics powered up. For others, it’s having on-site fleet fueling options to keep trucks moving and equipment running. For the food industry, it’s often more multifaceted, incorporating elements like on-site fueling, our Generator Assurance Plan, our Fleet Assurance Plan and more to ensure maximum efficiency and operability, and to help guarantee a fresh turkey on Thanksgiving!