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September 2020

Pilot Thomas Logistics and Frac Shack America Inc. Announce New Strategic Relationship

Pilot Thomas Logistics and Frac Shack America Inc. announce a new frac customer relationship strategy and service offering, providing more offerings and additional services to customers while expanding the core services of each company.

AUGUST 2020

PTL Awarded for Excellence in Crisis by Southern Gas Association for Engineering Innovation

PTL was recently awarded the Excellence in Crisis Award from the Southern Gas Association for the category of Engineering Innovation.

APRIL 2020

Bill Swendsen Joins Pilot Thomas Logistics To Manage Houston/Gulf Coast Opportunities

Pilot Thomas Logistics (PTL) and its family of companies including Radcliff/Economy, Maxum Petroleum, and Economy Boat Store, has announced the recent hire of Bill Swendsen as Senior Director Marine Sales for the Gulf Coast.

OCTOBER 2019

Economy Boat Store Wickliffe, KY Grand Re-Opening

Congratulations to our associates of the Wickliffe, KY location. They cut the ribbon on our new facility at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, where they have been serving the greater Paducah/Cairo River Industry since 1988.

JUNE 2019

Pilot Thomas Logistics Earns Team Safety Awards

At the West Virginia Trucking Association’s 2019 Truck Driving Championship, Pilot Thomas Logistics received multiple safety awards at an awards banquet on June 8, 2019.

APRIL 2019

Pilot Thomas Logistics Teams with Castrol®

Today Castrol®, one of the world's leading lubricant brands, announced two new distributor relationships in the Northeast Region. Pilot Thomas Logistics and Northeast Lubricants will service Castrol's customers in the Northeast Region.

MARCH 2019

PTL Completes Purchase and Integration of Cactus Fuel

Pilot Thomas Logistics LLC (PTL) successfully completed the strategic acquisition and integration of the assets of Cactus Fuel, LLC’s fuel, lubricants, chemicals,and petroleum services located in the Permian Basin.

DECEMBER 2018

Four Long-Timers Retiring From Economy Boat Store

No sooner had this story—which is about two soon-to-retire rivermen who have spent their entire careers with the same company—started to take shape than it quickly doubled in scope. Two other retirees from the same company had been there every bit as long.

NOVEMBER 2018

PTL Listed Among DFW's Best and Brightest Companies

Pilot Thomas Logistics was selected as one of Dallas-Fort Worth's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources.

OCTOBER 2018

Maxum Launches First Self-Propelled Bunkering Tanker in US

Maxum Petroleum operates and maintains all its tank barges and tugs, and elected to develop a small self-powered tank vessel to improve its service to marine traffic on Puget Sound from its base on Elliott Bay.

SEPTEMBER 2018

Join Washington State Ferries for a 'ferry' big party

With the sponsorship of Maxum Petroleum, along with others, Washington State Ferries will celebrate the newest state ferry, Suquamish, with a community celebration at WSF’s Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility on Bainbridge Island on Saturday, Sept 22.

September 2018

Pilot Thomas Logistics Provides Hurricane Florence Relief

Pilot Thomas Logistics, working in joint coordination with our customer MACRO, mobilized a group of PTL Team Members to deploy in the days following to bring necessary fuel and fueling assets to the communities hit hardest by Hurrican Florence.

AUGUST 2018

Maxum Petroleum's Global Provider

Maxum Petroleum’s new tank vessel, the Global Provider, is built to service the local maritime fuel and lubricant needs while providing the highest level of environmental protection and compliance.

AUGUST 2018

Pilot Thomas Logistics Phoenix Expansion

Pilot Thomas Logistics’ (PTL) Phoenix, Arizona warehouse officially opened for business on August 1, 2018.

AUGUST 2018

Maxum Petroleum's Environmental Efforts and Achievements

In 2017, Maxum Petroleum completed a number of environmental projects with direct impact to the improvement of water quality and the protection of natural resources.

MAY 2018

Pilot Thomas Logistics Completes Purchase and Integration of Granite Peak's Fuel Service Business

Pilot Thomas Logistics LLC (PTL) successfully completed the purchase and integration of the assets of Granite Peak’s fuel service business.

JANUARY 2018

Pilot Thomas Logistics Awarded Team Safety Award

Pilot Thomas Logistics received a Team Safety Award at an awards banquet on June 9, 2018. This recognition identifies drivers for their 2017 safety accomplishments and those that meet all Federal and State Safety Requirements.

JANUARY 2018

Pilot Thomas Logistics Awarded Best and Brightest Companies To Work For

Pilot Thomas Logistics was awarded the recognition of Best and Brightest Companies to Work For with a variety of other companies across the Dallas Fort Worth area.

DECEMBER 2015

Maxum Petroleum to operate Huntington Harbour fuel dock

Huntington Harbour boaters have a fuel dock again, thanks to a deal struck by the city and Maxum Petroleum.

OCTOBER 2015

Pilot Thomas Logistics Announces Acquisition of U.S. Bunker and Maritime Players

Fort Worth, Texas-based Pilot Thomas Logistics has announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in U.S. bunker and marine players Economy Boat Stores and Radcliff / Economy Marine Services (Radliff Economy).