Atlas Oil deploying record number of trucks to address Irma, Harvey fuel shortages

Atlas Oil is working around the clock to deliver much-needed fuel to hurricane victims in Florida and Texas.Atlas Oil is working around the clock to deliver much-needed fuel to hurricane victims in Florida and Texas.

Atlas Oil Company reported that it’s deployed 79 trucks and drivers to regions affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma making the dual emergency deployment operation the largest in the Michigan-based company’s 32-year history as Texas and Florida continue to experience fuel shortages that have affected the entire nation’s fuel supply chain.

With a nationwide network of drivers and logistics personnel, Atlas sourced the 79 trucks from around the country to support private and public sector organizations in need of emergency fuel.  Atlas has access to an expansive nationwide network of fuel terminals, giving the company unique access to millions of gallons of fuel.

At one point, 31 percent of the nation’s refining capacity was shut-in after Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Texas’ coast, causing fuel shortages that Atlas was able to supplement with its nationwide network.  The shortages caused by Hurricane Harvey are still not fully rectified, causing additional stress on mission critical organizations in Florida after Hurricane Irma.

Approximately 6.5 million people were without power after Hurricane Irma’s landfall, making Atlas’ emergency fuel deliveries critical to hurricane relief efforts in Florida.  Atlas Oil reports that it’s been working around the clock to secure fuel from other markets and safely deliver emergency fuel to its contracted fuel assurance customers all the while upholding the company’s guarantee of 100 percent uptime.

“Fuel is a necessity for first responders, military and other agencies to begin the relief and restoration of areas affected by Harvey and Irma,” said Atlas Oil President and COO Bob Kenyon.  “We’re proud of the work our drivers and emergency response team members have done to make this historic dual deployment possible.”