Atlas Oil Responds to Hurricane Matthew with Emergency Fuel Deployment

When Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti on Oct. 4 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 drivers to the disaster zones.

“Our contracted fuel assurance plans guarantee access to fuel and priority delivery during natural disasters, power outages and other emergency situations,” said Jayme Oyen, national sales manager—emergency services at Atlas Oil Co. “Many of our customers are mission-critical facilities. It’s essential their generators have fuel so their operations don’t experience downtime.”

Atlas Oil had an additional fleet on standby if called into action as a sub-contractor for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. During Hurricane Sandy, Atlas deployed over 75 trucks and drivers partnering with FEMA’s emergency fuel contractor Foster Fuels, Brookneal, Va., to get the fuel where it was needed most to restore the area’s infrastructure and support first responders.

“The team continues to rise to the challenge in these deployment scenarios,” said Bob Kenyon, president and COO of Atlas Oil.  “We have a team of dedicated drivers willing to deploy on a moment’s notice backed by our logistics and supply teams working around-the-clock.”

Atlas Oil has over 30 years of on-site fuel experience. It frequently fills generators for hospitals, data centers, telecommunications companies and other mission-critical facilities.

Headquartered in Taylor, Mich., Atlas Oil is a fuel supply, logistics and services company delivering to customers throughout the distribution lifecycle, from crude oil E & P companies to refineries to commercial end users nationwide, 24/7/365.

Atlas is engaged in all areas of transportation, logistics and fueling, including bulk, fleet, event, onsite, emergency services and transloading. The company also is active in real estate, including the purchase and sale of locations.

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