TAYLOR, Mich. - Atlas Oil Company has deployed 79 total trucks and drivers to regions affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma making the dual emergency deployment operation the largest in the Michigan-based company’s 32-year history as Texas and Florida continue to experience fuel shortages that have affected the entire nation’s fuel supply chain.
With a nationwide network of experienced drivers and logistics personnel, Atlas sourced the 79 trucks from around the country to support private and public sector organizations in need of emergency fuel. Atlas has access to an expansive nationwide network of fuel terminals, giving Atlas unique access to millions of gallons of fuel.
At one point, 31% of the nation’s refining capacity was shut-in after Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Texas’ coast, causing fuel shortages that Atlas was able to supplement with our nationwide network. The shortages caused by Hurricane Harvey are still not fully rectified, causing additional stress on mission critical organizations in Florida after Hurricane Irma.
Approximately 6.5 million people were without power after Hurricane Irma’s landfall, making Atlas’ emergency fuel deliveries critical to hurricane relief efforts in Florida. Atlas Oil has been working around the clock to secure product from other markets and safely deliver emergency fuel to our contracted fuel assurance customers—upholding the Atlas guarantee of 100% uptime.
“Fuel is a necessity for first responders, military and other agencies to begin the relief and restoration of areas affected by Harvey and Irma,” said Atlas Oil President and COO Bob Kenyon. “We’re proud of the work our drivers and emergency response team members have done to make this historic dual deployment possible.”