Conico Oil Company’s focus high productivity and incident-free performance has brought steady growth for the company’s petroleum transport operation. The fleet currently runs 30 transports, serving the greater Los Angeles CA region.
Driver George Hunt and Safety Manager Mike Goldberg examine in-truck video during a recent performance review.
Pictured is one of two 4,500-gallon tankwagons used in the MacValley operation. Bulk plant equipment includes OPW couplers and LC meters.
Bulk lubricants and refined fuels are handled at the MacValley bulk plant in Oxnard CA.
A warehouse in Oxnard CA stocks a wide range of Wix and Donaldson filters.
SmartDrive video-based safety technology is having a positive impact on fleet safety. This portable SmartDrive video-based system [right] is used in temporary replacement trucks when a fleet tractor is down for repair. Dan Baillargeon, director of transportation, has been a key proponent of video-based systems, which he believes give fleets the best way to prevent accidents before they happen. Working for another tank truck fleet, Baillargeon had to deal with the impact of an accident in which the truck driver was killed in a collision, leaving behind his wife and young children. Afterwards, Baillargeon was determined to never have to go to another driver’s funeral. When he joined Conico Oil, he insisted they adopt a video-based safety solution.
Conico Oil runs PeopleNet onboard computers.
Trucks are spec’d with Bendix Blind Spotter and lane departure systems.
Petroleum trailers are specified with Dixon Bayco APIs.
Betts supplies internal valves and domelids.
MacValley has more than 100 of these 500-gallon trap wagons in service with ag customers. EcoGreen solar-powered tank monitor transmits product data to the customer service department.
Side-mounted cameras capture side-impact incidents.
Leased Freightliner tractors come with Michelin XOne widebase tires.
Dixon Bayco supplies elbows that are used in fuel deliveries.
Tank trailers are spec’d with Hendrickson Intraax suspensions and WABCO air disc brakes.