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News and excitement from the wide world of PTL

October 12, 2022

Pilot Thomas Logistics Announces New Partnership with Petro-Canada Lubricants

As one of the nation’s biggest fuel, lubricant and chemical suppliers, Pilot Thomas Logistics is now offering Petro-Canada Lubricants products in Arizona and Nevada.

July 2021

PTL Team Members Contribute to Their Communities

PTL team members have remained active outside of their respective roles within the company by giving back to their communities.

April 2021

Carlin Ore Driver Recognized for Helping Injured Motorist

After stopping to help an injured motorist who would've otherwise sat unnoticed in the predawn hours, Carlos S., Ore Driver for PTL in Carlin, Nevada, was recently recognized by his community and Pilot Thomas Logistics.

February 2021

PTL Proudly Recognizes Four “Safety Champions"

PTL is proud to recognize four team members from the Las Vegas, Nevada Terminal as “SAFETY CHAMPIONS”

January 2021

Pilot Thomas Logistics Recognizes Employees' Years of Service

Pilot Thomas Logistics not only employs the best professionals in the industry, it retains them, too. This year, PTL is proud to recognize all of our team members who have contributed to our organization for 5 years or more.

November 2020

Pilot Thomas Logistics Expands Gulf Coast Reach

Fuel, lubricants and petroleum solutions provider Pilot Thomas Logistics has received authorization from MSD Victoria to perform over the water transfers in the Houston-Galveston and Texas City Sectors.

October 2020

PTL Recognized As Supplier of the Year During Vegas Inc.'s Contractor of the Year Awards

Pilot Thomas Logistics received the 2020 Supplier of the Year award during Vegas Inc.'s Contractor of the Year Awards, most notably for its handling of difficult requests and outstanding customer service.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Pilot Thomas Logistics Phoenix Expansion

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


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.


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.


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.


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).