Updates, Innovations and Best Practices Across All Industries

The Pilot Thomas Logistics blog brings you the latest industry innovations along with battle-tested methods from the Energy, Marine, Mining, Commercial and Industrial, Construction and Agriculture sectors in order to keep your business on the front lines of knowledge. Please check back regularly or submit your questions, comments, content and suggestions to

On-Site Fleet Fueling: What Is It and What Are the Benefits?

Whether your business offers package deliveries, transportation services, or any other job requiring your drivers to travel long distances, you need to ensure that your vehicles are fueled efficiently to keep your schedules.

Propane vs. Other Energy Sources

Are you wondering how propane stacks up against other energy sources? Here's what you need to know about the many different available types of energy.

Product Family Spotlight - SPX Powertac Grease

SPX greases are designed and manufactured with performance and simplicity in mind. Using high quality base oils and lithium complex thickeners, these greases are versatile and capable of covering a majority of needs in the automotive, construction, and mining industries.

PTL On-Time Delivery Rate Above 98 Percent Despite Industry Roadblocks

Pilot Thomas Logistics' On-Time Delivery rate has remained above 98%, despite significant product availability issues impacting major lubricant suppliers across the nation.

AMP Increases Lifespan, Performance of Machinery

The Pilot Thomas Logistics Asset Maintenance & Performance Services (AMP) program provides a variety of oil and chemical technical services that protect high dollar assets and verify the performance of your fluids.

Drivers at PTL Reflect Changing Industry

No place is the vital role women are playing in the trucking industry more apparent for PTL than its Carlin, Nevada operation where 17 women drivers work alongside the leadership of Ore Haul Manager Kathy Beckwith and Director of Operations Marcus Fish.

SPX Endurance Pioneering the Natural Gas Engine Oil Industry

Field-proven and meticulously formulated, SPX Endurance ashless and low-ash natural gas engine oils continue to set a new bar for product performance within the NGEO space.

Petroleum Prices Increasing As Oil Reserves Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Earlier this month, Bloomberg published an article that both confirms and explains the reality faced by many distributors as well as the general public — oil and gas prices are going up.

PTL Customer Portal Now Available for Marine Customers

PTL Marine’s inland and coastal customers now have the option of placing online orders for bulk fuels, lubricants, chemicals and other services. Previously, these customers could only place online orders for groceries and supplies on the inland waterways.

Celebrating the Women at Pilot Thomas Logistics

Women continue to play a vital role at Pilot Thomas Logistics, smashing countless stereotypes about their role in the workforce. As Women’s History Month wraps up for 2021, PTL wants to acknowledge and honor the women who contribute to our success on a daily basis at every level of the company.

Like Amazon for Fuel and Lubes: PTL Customer Portal Use Continues to Climb

Boasting new features and increased ease-of-use functionality, the PTL Customer Portal continues to see an increase in users as customers continue to turn to online ordering. The PTL Customer Portal seeks to create an online ordering experience that rivals the biggest online retailers.

Pro Spotlight: Lubricant Insight from a Professional

We took some time with PTL Lubrication Engineer Justine Cherwink to debunk some myths, gain some truths and learn more about the flagship SPX brand of lubricants.

Castrol Products Selected for NASA Mission

Two of Castrol's products were recently selected for use on a NASA mission to Mars. Castrol® Premier Distributor Pilot Thomas Logistics proudly commends them on this achievement.

What You Need to Know Regarding Engine Coolants Part 1

Many of us know that the holiday seasons mean our vehicles must also be prepared to handle the sometimes harsh conditions that come with winter weather. Depending on where you live, you may be exposing your engine to extreme temperatures on both end of the spectrum throughout the year.

Strategies, Tips and Tricks for Doing Business During Pandemic

Use the following guidelines and tips to succeed whether you're working from home or making sure your operations continue to run safely and smoothly in these trying times.

Will my oil prices go up?

Petro-Canada America Lubricants announced a price increase of up to 10% effective November 18, 2020. See why this decision was made and the impact it may have on PTL partners, customers and distributors.

The Unsung Importance of Lubricant Storage

Selecting the right lubricant products for your machinery is only the beginning! By paying attention to the storage and handling of your lubricants, you're maximizing their efficiency, which helps your operations in the long run. Here are some fantastic resources to ensure you receive the most value from your products.

Why Oil Viscosity Matters

Determining the appropriate viscosity when selecting a lubricant for your machinery is paramount — but it doesn't have to be difficult if you're armed with the right knowledge. We've gathered some terrific online resources to help educate you on the fine art of lubricant viscosity.

Lubricant Cleanliness and Filtration: What You Need to Know Part 1

Lubricant cleanliness and filtration play an important role in the efficiency and longevity of your equipment. Better decisions regarding products and services are often made when one understands the details of the filtration process.