McAlister Oil started in 1933 and is now a third generation family business. In 2005, the original company was divided into two entities- McAlister Oil, LLC and McAlister Transportation, LLC. What started as a single tank wagon and filling station operation is now a large scale petroleum products distributor and wholesaler with nearly 50 trucks operating all throughout the Midwest. These states include Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Utah, Wyoming, Missouri, Nevada and Colorado.
The McAlister team has been providing fuel and services to the railroad industry since 1992. In 2008, we began the expansion of our railroad business. Now, the majority of our business focuses on serving that industry.
Scott Shank is the General Manager and Partner of McAlister Transportation. He has been involved with the business for 15 years. Before joining the company, Scott was a full time firefighter with the Wichita Fire Department. After leaving the fire department to join the family business, he brought along his dedication to safety and personal attention to detail.
McAlister Transportation uses some of the most advanced technology in the business, referred to as “Fueling Event Technology.” With this, we are able to track everything about a fueling event in real time right from our offices. All McAlister Transportation trucks are equipped with onboard computers. The computers provide a GPS location of the truck, the time and date of delivery, the number of gallons of fuel that were delivered and the truck and driver identification. All this information is sent into a back office system, providing a virtual re-creation of the event exactly as it happened. This system provides ultimate accountability to our customers.
Being serious about safety is what it means to work for McAlister Transportation. We fundamentally reject the assumption that injuries are inevitable in our line of work. Safety starts at the highest level, so we task our managers to routinely be on site, involved in the day to day operations and gathering information about the hazards we face. Our training and safety division uses this reported information from the field to focus our training on managing those risks.