New Fuel Trucks Benefit Customers
December 25, 2015
Written By Adam Buckallew
MFA Oil is in the process of investing in new equipment to upgrade its bulk fuel service for customers. Throughout the course of the past year, the company has purchased 10 new fuel trucks. These new 10-wheeler trucks can hold up to 4,500 gallons of fuel, or nearly 40 percent more fuel than the older MFA Oil tank wagons.
“Farmers today are managing more acreage and using bigger equipment to do so,” says Kenny Steeves, MFA Oil vice president of bulk and propane plant operations. “To meet their needs, we’re rolling out trucks with greater holding capacity, allowing our drivers to make bigger deliveries and more overall deliveries per trip.”
Not only are the new trucks capable of hauling additional fuel, they can also pump it faster.
“The enhanced pumping speed results in shorter off-loading times,” Steeves says. “The quicker pumping should reduce delivery time for our drivers and give them more time to make additional deliveries.”
The new trucks will be outfitted with ruggedized tablets to help drivers manage their schedules and sales.
“We’re equipping our drivers with state-of-the-art trucks so it only made sense to make sure they also have the latest technology at their fingertips,” Steeves says. “The new tablets will come with on-board GPS to provide turn-by-turn directions, intuitive systems to track fuel sales and a portable printer.”
The upgraded trucks and equipment are all part of MFA Oil’s plans to keep pace with the needs of its customers.
“Our goal is to continue adding more large-size trucks to our fleet,” Steeves says. “The bigger trucks are more efficient and cost-effective. Greater efficiency in our operations allows MFA Oil the ability to continue to offer our goods and services at a fair and competitive price to our patrons.”