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November 29, 2018 – West Direct Oil, Inc. together with its affiliates (“West Direct”), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Southwest commercial business assets of Southern Counties Oil Co. (“SC Fuels”). These business assets supply approximately 1,800 commercial, industrial, and other transportation or equipment related customers in the states of Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada with fuels, lubricants, and chemicals. West Direct will service the lubrication and chemical requirements of these customers and Diesel Direct, Inc. (“Diesel Direct”) will deliver fleet fueling, tank fuel, and diesel exhaust fluid. West Direct Oil operates a 90+ year-old one-stop fuel and lubrication products distribution company in the western US, Siegel Energy, and is an affiliate of the nation’s largest onsite mobile fueling company, Diesel Direct, who currently delivers to local, regional and national fleets in 46 states. SC Fuels’ wholesale division will continue to provide full tractor trailer sales throughout this geography and provide its full range of services in its other markets. The transaction is scheduled to close on December 1, 2018.
“The strong operating footprint of SC Fuels’ Southwest commercial business complements our existing operations and positions West Direct for significant additional growth in the region,” stated William McNamara, CEO of West Direct. “We are continually looking to acquire leading businesses with great people and great customers, as we have with this transaction. We are committed to providing the highest-level service in the industry and earning the loyalty of the former SC Fuels customers.”
SC Fuels’ Chief Executive Officer, Steven Greinke, commented, “Our decision to sell the Southwest commercial region is a difficult one. However, it fits our long-term strategy of reinvesting in our core business units in our high-density markets. We believe West Direct Oil is an excellent acquirer of our employees and customers given their proven track record of providing high levels of support and tools to their valued team and customers throughout the US.”
About West Direct Oil
West Direct Oil, is a premier one-stop fuel and lubrication products distribution company that delivers high-quality petroleum products, shop chemicals, service chemicals, vehicle reconditioning products and is affiliated with the nation’s largest on-site fueling service company, Diesel Direct, which delivers high quality fuels and additives directly to a fleet’s tanks, on the job site or place of business. West Direct provides an industry-leading customer experience driven by innovative technology. For details, visit www.westdirectoil.com and www.dieseldirect.com.
About SC Fuels
SC Fuels, based in Orange, CA, is the oldest and largest petroleum distributor on the West Coast. Through its multifaceted approach, the company provides unbranded wholesale, branded wholesale, fleet card services, commercial fuel and lubricant services. With a large portfolio of products to serve the commercial, industrial, municipal and automotive markets, SC Fuels aims to be the single choice provider of petroleum products. To learn more information about SC Fuels, visit www.scfuels.com.
Diesel Direct, the nation’s largest onsite mobile fueling company, has purchased the assets of On-Site Fuel Service (On-Site). On-Site employees and customers from Florida to Nevada can be assured that their jobs and their service will be back with Diesel Direct’s latest acquisition.
Last week, On-Site abruptly closed its doors when it was no longer able to purchase supply from its sole source of supply. With this disruption in supply, the company was not able to service customers or continue to employ many members of their staff.
Diesel Direct is re-hiring these employees now and engaging On-Site customers to re-establish service!
*** Every driver rehired in the next two weeks will be paid a full week pay to help them and their families with the disruption caused by the On-site service disruption. Additionally, all years of service with On-Site will be honored and employees will be offered full health insurance and other benefits immediately by Diesel Direct. ***
We have re-opened Nevada staffed 100% with On-Site employees and we are in the process of opening other branches now. Diesel Direct purchases supply from more than 200 supply points and a large number of suppliers every day. We have multiple suppliers for each market and will be able to assure supply in every market we open.
“We believe we have the ability and therefore the responsibility to provide hundreds of jobs for these displaced employees as well as re-establishing services within the next few days in former On-Site markets directly and through working with our partners,” said William McNamara, CEO of Diesel Direct. “We look forward to adding new team members and providing an enhanced customer experience with our industry-leading technology and solutions.”
Diesel Direct is ready to provide fleet fueling services, marine fuel services, generator refueling service, commercial tanks, and heating oil services for On-Site Fuel Service customers. To learn more about the services Diesel Direct offers, please visit www.dieseldirect.com or call 888-900-7787 to speak with a Fuel Professional about your needs.
Former Worley & Obetz Employees Come Forward for a New Opportunity
Manheim, PA: Diesel Direct, a nationwide fleet fueling service with already established service branches in Harrisburg, Allentown, and Philadelphia, will be expanding into the Lancaster area by transforming the former Worley & Obetz location their new Pennsylvania headquarters. Since the initial announcement a week ago, Diesel Direct is pleased to report that former Worley & Obetz employees are coming forward seeking new opportunities to help build our footprint here. These candidates know the local economy and former customer base best. They are looking forward to learning Diesel Direct’s industry-leading customer experience practices.
“We are excited for the opportunity to expand in this area and demonstrate a commitment to the region,” said William McNamara, CEO of Direct Diesel. “We look forward to earning each employee’s trust and each customer’s satisfaction.”
Diesel Direct continues to encourage former employees to contact us via the website, www.dieseldirect.com. Diesel Direct offers industry-leading benefits, compensation and growth opportunities.
Together with Rhoads energy, we are assuring services will continue throughout the southern Pennsylvania area
(MANHEIM, Pa. – Sept. 18, 2018) Thousands of former Worley & Obetz customers finally have some good news, and some clarity about their accounts for commercial and home fueling services.
Diesel Direct, the nation’s largest onsite mobile fueling company, has agreed to purchase the assets of the former Worley & Obetz. Diesel Direct has been serving the Pennsylvania market for more than a decade and will make the former Worley & Obetz Manheim location the new Diesel Direct headquarters for Pennsylvania and operate all services from this facility.
Rhoads Energy has agreed to immediately purchase divisions that service home retail customers, including the propane and HVAC divisions, from Diesel Direct and will operate those services from their Lancaster headquarters.
All former Worley & Obetz employees are strongly encouraged to contact Diesel Direct and Rhoads Energy about employment opportunities. Both Diesel Direct and Rhoads Energy are focused at generating more jobs locally for technicians, drivers and other personnel.
“Our team is excited to expand our existing footprint in the Pennsylvania area with this acquisition,” said William McNamara, CEO of Direct Diesel. “We look forward to growing our presence in the market and providing an enhanced customer experience with our industry leading technology and solutions.”
Rhoads Energy’s purchase brings clarity — and a trusted local source in Pennsylvania for over 100 years — to thousands of former Worley & Obetz customers who use propane and HVAC services. Rhoads Energy’s purchase includes equipment, trucks and other assets — including propane tanks installed at the homes of thousands of area customers.
Michael DeBerdine III, Rhoads Energy CEO said, “We sought this purchase because it enables Worley & Obetz customers to continue to get local propane & HVAC service from a hometown provider. This move also enables us to grow our team and add jobs.”
Diesel Direct is ready to provide fleet fueling services, commercial service for storage tanks and heating oil for former Worley & Obetz customers. Please use the instructions below to contact Diesel Direct:
• Visit www.dieseldirect.com
• Click on “Welcome Worley & Obetz Customers and Employees”
• Follow the appropriate link for the service you require
Or call Diesel Direct at 888-900-7787.
DeBerdine also announced that Rhoads Energy will honor the remaining terms of Worley & Obetz service contracts for all customers who choose to renew their plans with Rhoads Energy.
Rhoads Energy has established a simple online process for former Worley & Obetz customers to confirm their account transfer:
• Visit www.RhoadsEnergy.com
• Click “Welcome, Worley & Obetz Customers and Employees”
• Complete the simple online form about the transition
Customers who stick with the trusted service provided by Rhoads will experience no disruption of service. They will also benefit from an experienced service team that includes former Worley & Obetz employees.
Diesel Direct and Rhoads will immediately begin outreach to every former Worley & Obetz customer via email, phone and in person in anticipation of completing this transaction next week. For more information and details, visit us online.
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Diesel Direct, is the nation’s largest on-site fueling service that delivers high quality fuels and additives directly to a fleet’s tanks, on the job site or place of business. The company specializes in mobile fueling and bulk fuel deliveries for local, regional and national customers. Diesel Direct provides an industry leading customer experience driven by innovative technology. For details, visit www.DieselDirect.com.
The Rhoads Energy Family of Companies offer natural gas and propane delivery; complete HVAC installation and service; and fleet fueling services. In 2017, the company celebrated its 100th year of continuous service. The organization serves Central Pennsylvania through Lancaster-based Rhoads Energy and other brands including Boyertown Oil & Propane, E.G. Smith Inc., and Vincent R. Boltz. For information, visit www.RhoadsEnergy.com.
Hurricane season will be here before we know it. The official start date is June 1 and continues through November 30. The 2017 season featured 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes and 6 major hurricanes – one of the most active hurricane seasons to date. The forecast for 2018 is predicting a very active hurricane season as well. As it is Hurricane Preparedness Week, it’s a great time to review best practices on preparing before a potential disaster strikes.
Is your business ready to weather the storm?
Develop an emergency plan – Diesel Direct offers Business Continuity Programs to ensure you receive the fuel you need in advance of a weather event that could leave you without fuel or access to fuel for an extended period.
Gather supplies – Diesel Direct can help you prepare by supporting all your fueling needs. Our fuel tanks can keep your generators and your business running when disaster strikes. We have tanks available that we can deliver immediately to help you prepare. Make sure all of your fleet vehicles are topped off.
Document your plan – Make sure your team knows exactly how to implement your backup plans, including where your disaster supplies are located and where all evacuation routes are located.
Test your backup plan – It’s a great time to make sure your backup functionalities are working properly. Fuel tanks should be tested and treated for water and microbial contamination.
Diesel Direct provides a full suite of services to ensure your fuel works for you in all types of conditions. Contact our fuel professionals today to find out how Diesel Direct can help you prepare before nature compromises your business.
Diesel Direct is committed to sustainable energy and provides safe and environmentally friendly fuel options. As a nationwide mobile fueling company delivering fuel coast to coast, we’re in a unique position to put our sustainability plan and goals into practice.
Mobile fueling helps to reduce emissions through reducing trips to and from fuel stations. On average, a truck needs to be driven 8 miles to find a station that can accommodate it. Finding a station that can accommodate multiple trucks, that has easy access to entry and exit, and has a diesel fuel island, can be a challenge. Roundtrip, that adds up to about 16 extra miles to get fueled. Every gallon of diesel burned releases 22 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere. Mobile fueling can save around 60 pounds of CO2 each time a truck is fueled.
Idling also contributes to unnecessary CO2 being released into the atmosphere. Since we fuel while your trucks are parked, fuel burn related to idling time at a gas station is saved.
In addition to the basic atmospheric savings based on services alone, Diesel Direct uses Pure Aire Diesel®. Pure Air Diesel offsets each gallon used by funding certified environmental projects that removed CO2 from the atmosphere, enabling us to run our business carbon neutral.
We invite you to do the same. Pure Air Diesel is available to purchase from Diesel Direct. We know that getting funding for sustainability plans can be a challenge. Pure Air Diesel allows you to build your sustainability plans directly into your fuel budget. Diesel Direct purchases offsets on your behalf and sends you a third-party certificate each quarter showing your CO2 offsets.
Call us today to learn more about our Pure Air Diesel program at 1-888-900-7787. Together we can help the environment.
2018 has already brought a deep arctic freeze, which can really impact your fleet. As a matter of fact, 90% of all winter operability issues are moisture related. Maintenance is the best way to ensure your vehicles keep moving. Monitor your water separators daily and change your fuel filters often.
In addition to good housekeeping practices, pay attention to the fuel you are purchasing. Will your fuel perform as expected based on the temperature of the region you’re in? Diesel Direct uses a blending strategy based on the ambient temperature and our truck route location data. We customize a blend tailored to our customer’s needs. Learn more about our fuel: http://dieseldirect.com/roadchamp/
For extreme winter weather, we also offer a diesel fuel emergency treatment called Winter’z Edge. Winter’z Edge is a diesel fuel additive that helps melt frozen fuel filters, returns fuel to a liquid state and helps disperse water. It can be used in diesel fuel trucks, construction equipment, generators, skid tanks and other large ground tanks. Learn more about Winter’z Edge: http://dieseldirect.com/winterz-edge/
Managing fuel consumption, distribution and storage can be a challenge to track. With a variety of assets and types, and your fleet on the go, there are many important components. Implementing a fuel management solution like FUELLOC by Diesel Direct solves the challenges associated with managing fueling assets.
Key benefits of FUELLOC include:
Contact us today or call 1-888-900-7787 to learn more about how FUELLOC can help you track your fuel consumption, distribution, and storage with a long-lasting solution with the best cloud based intelligence portal.
According to The Weather Channel, the Northeast and Midwest are expected to see potentially record-setting subfreezing temperatures this weekend. Is your fleet prepared? A couple days of freezing temperatures can cause some potential issues for your trucks, including freeze-ups and no starts. Freeze ups are usually preventable with some fleet housekeeping.
The best housekeeping tip we can offer is to address water in your fuel, NOW!
While water is a year-round contaminant for diesel fuel, freezing temperatures pose serious issues for the entire fuel system. Ice particles can cause filters to become blocked and prevent the fuel from flowing freely to the fuel injectors. If you haven’t already, drain the water separator, saddle tanks, and change filters to the largest micron filter allowed per your manufacturer.
Diesel also contains wax, which can cause fuel to gel when temperatures begin to fall. The best defense against gelling is to treat your fuel before the temperatures fall. Diesel Direct offers a proprietary premium diesel fuel called RoadChamp®. During winter months, RoadChamp is adjusted to improve your fuel’s winter operability. In the most extreme temperatures, we offer an emergency treatment called Winter’z Edge. This proprietary fuel additive helps melt frozen fuel filters and return fuel to a liquid state.
Contact us today or call 1-888-900-7787 to learn more about how to prepare your fleet for the subfreezing temperatures ahead.
This is a sample that was removed from the bottom of a storage tank. Looks gross, right?
In this sample, two major fuel problems were identified – microbial growth and moisture.
Diesel fuel tanks can be a prime breeding ground for microbial growth or “diesel bugs” when the fuel is left untreated. Microbes can be present in the air which allows them to be found in the fuel. Since diesel fuel and moisture create the right environment to feed the bugs; finding them in tanks is not exactly uncommon. Diesel bugs create a gel-like consistency that eventually become a genuine problem for your fuel injection system. The best way to prevent microbial growth is to reduce the moisture in diesel fuel tanks.
As the winter months approach, moisture becomes an even bigger issue. Since water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, the water in your fuel can freeze and create ice particles which can block filters from freely passing the fuel to the injectors. Removing moisture from your diesel fuel is critical to keep your fleet moving during the winter.
These 3 regular maintenance activities are vital to help reduce moisture:
Diesel Direct offers a variety of proprietary additive packages to help control moisture and get the edge on winter. To learn more about our additives, please visit http://dieseldirect.com/roadchamp/ or call us at 1.888.900.7787 – our team is ready to help you reduce the moisture in your fuel and give your fleet the edge on winter.