Refined petroleum transportation is the largest of four asset-based units at Kenan Advantage Group Inc. The carrier has operations spread across the United States and in Canada and Mexico. Drivers account for 7,185 of the nearly 10,000 KAG system employees.
KAG drivers attend a quarterly safety meeting at the North Canton OH terminal.
Dispatchers receive specialized training to help them work more effectively with drivers.
Drivers are the focus at KAG terminals. They have easy access to terminal personnel, and facilities offer clean showers and a comfortable driver room with computer access.
Four-compartment 9,500-gallon petroleum trailers are supplied by LBT Inc, and make up 65% of the trailer fleet.
Chemical volumes continue to grow in the KAG system, and chemical operations are concentrated in the Specialty Product Group.
Brenner Tank is the primary supplier of stainless steel chemical and foodgrade tank trailers.
KAG currently purchases Peterbilt 579s with PACCAR MX-13 engines and automated transmissions.
Electronic driver logs are managed with Omnitracs on-board computers.
Petroleum trailers have FloTech overfill protection and Dixon Bayco API adapters.
Safety ladders with fall protection around the work platform are specified on new chemical trailers.