Generally when new trucks are ordered the delivery times vairy and the trucks are put into service as they are inspected and prepped for use. Last spring we had an unusual circumstance where our spring order of trucks were delivered close together. That allowed us a chance for a photo opportunity we rarely have.
One very cold January day a visitor was spotted observing the comings and goings at the Dixon Bros., Inc. corporate office and terminal in Newcastle Wyoming. The Bald Eagle in the photos spent most of the day perched upon the top of the power pole. The bald eagle pictured appears to be at least 5 years old. Juvenile bald eagles have a brown body with irregular white plumage. The adult bald eagle will have the distinctive white head and white tail feathers with a dark brown body.
Dixon Bros., Inc. Mandan, North Dakota Driver Keith Morris.
Dixon Bros., Inc - Mandan, North Dakota driver, Keith Morris, competed in the 2018 North Dakota Truck Driving Championship June 2, 2018. Winners are dertimined through their performance in three areas, a written test, pre-trip inspection and the driving competition. There are 9 classes for drivers to compete in. Class winners have the opportunity to (Click "Read More" found below to continue reading the article)
WYOMING TRUCKING ASSOCIATION DRIVERS OF THE QUARTER At the May Wyoming Trucking Association Convention the receipents of the 2017 WTA Drivers of the Quarter were announced. Marcus "Bud" Christopherson of Dixon Bros., Inc., Casper Wyoming, was honored as one of the recipients of this award. The following article appeared in the Wyoming Trucker magazine.
I have had a love affair with trucks since I was a boy. I had my first ride in a 1950 Reo that my Dad had. I was about four years old. He was hauling sack cement from the gypsum plant in Florence CO. to Denver CO. He would take me with him a lot. When I wasn’t with my Dad I was playing with my toy trucks at home. I spent a lot of time with my Dad and trucks over the years. When I was old enough to drive one my Dad taught me how. First I had to learn to drive a pick-up with a clutch. I wasn’t very good at it at first, but finally got the hang of it. Then I moved up to an eighteen foot, single axle, flat bed with five gears and a two speed axle. After driving the flat bed for awhile it was time for the big rig. It was a 1963 cab over international. It had a ten speed transmission that was put in backwards so it made for an interesting learning experience. My Dad had bought it so he could haul drywall from Florence CO to his business in Denver. That is what I did until things went south in the construction business in the 1970s and my Dad sold the business. So now what do I do? I did not want to be an over the road truck driver because I wanted to be home with my family at the end of the day. On one of my last runs from Florence I saw a PETCO tanker at the port of entry and I wanted to know if they got home every night and I found out that they did.
Dixon Bros., Inc. is in the process of getting the first of several new tankers ready for service. Below is a picture of the tool box storage area before being customized by Joe Dixon. Click "Read More" below to view the completed project.
Have you ever wondered why there is a Summer Blend Gasoline and a Winter Blend Gasoline? And have you ever wondered why the price of gasoline is generally less in the winter time verses the summer time? Many believe it is because of the lower demand for fuel in the winter time because people are traveling less. While this could contribute to the lower price it is generally the Clean Air Act that causes the price decrease and for there to be a winter blend of gasoline. More precisely the EPA controls the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) of gasoline. Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) is the measure of the vapor pressure, or volatility, of gasoline at 100 degrees fahrenheit.
A recent photo taken by a DBI Newcastle driver, Joe Graff, at the McPherson 450 plant near Newcastle Wyoming on January 10th, 2018. Joe had just arrived at the plant to take on a load of propane to deliver to a customer.
We have added some additional pictures of our upgrades that were completed on the tool storage area of the new tankers. Please click the "Read More" tab to view some additional pictures plus the upgrades on the lighting for the tool storage area.