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Dixon Bros., Inc. Wins National Safety Award

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The National Tank Truck Carriers Association, (NTTC), awarded their 2021 North American Safety Awards in conjunction with the NTTC annual convention held in San Diego California April 23-26, 2022.
NTTC members Safety Operations compete to earn either Grand, Honor and Merit awards recognition in several mileage category's in the associations 2021 North American Safety Contest.  Grand Award winners advance to compete for the overall safety award and the Heil Trophy which is awarded in two mileage categories.
The awards recognize tank truck operations in North America with the best safety program and safety record for the year.  The award winners demonstrate a commitment to safety that sets the tank industry apart from other sectors in the trucking business.
Dixon Bros., Inc. received their Grand Award, first place, as the winner in the For-Hire Carrier Division in the 5-7 million mile category.
Dixon Bros., Inc. won its second Grand Award, first place, for 2021 in the Personnel Safety Contest.  Winners in this category are determined by lost-time injuries per hour for each mileage class.  The Grand Award recognition for year over year improved competitive safety.  This award recognizes the hard work and dedication from our drivers, Safety Directors, staff and the owners of Dixon Bros., Inc. to promote safety on a daily basis.
Congratulations!

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2022 WTA Driver of the Year

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2022 Wyoming Trucking Association, WTA, Driver of the Year
wta 2022 driver of the year

Dixon Bros., Inc. driver, Clifton Bowdish, was awarded the 2022 WTA Driver of the Year award at the WTA annual convention which was held May 11 - 13, 2022 in Casper, Wyoming.  
Cliff has driven for Dixon Bros., Inc. for over 20 years and over four million accident free miles.  Cliff has hauled about everything that Dixon Bros., Inc. is a carrier for.  Prill, cement, oil, asphalt, gasoline and diesel fuel.  Over the last few years Cliff has been hauling propane and butane exclusively.

To be consider for the WTA Driver of the year Award drivers must first be selected for the WTA Driver of The Quarter.  Cliff has won the WTC Driver of the Quarter award twice.  This time he added the Driver of the Year award.

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2022 WTA Mechanic of the Year

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2022 Wyoming Trucking Association Mechanic of the Year


Dixon Bros., Inc.'s Casper Wyoming lead mechanic, Matt Cross, has been selected the 2022 Wyoming Truckers Association, WTA, Mechanic of the year.
To be nominated for Mechanic of the Year the individuals have to show outstanding ability to diagnose and repair both tractors and trailers promptly and contribute to the overall safety of the fleet.  Mechanics with the caliber of Matt's ability keeps the fleet on the road operating safely with minimal down time.
Matt has been with Dixon Bros., Inc. for almost three years and is the fourth Dixon Bros., Inc. mechanic to win the award.  Congratulations Matt!

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Dixon Bros., Inc. Earns First Place Safety Award

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The 2021 Colorado Motor Carriers Association (CMCA) Safety Award Banquet was held April 8, 2022 in Denver Colorado.  The Fleet Safety Awards are an annual recognition for carriers operating in the  state of Colorado with the best safety record in its class.  This is an opportunity to reward the professional efforts of CMCA members who help make Colorado's highways safe.  The award also lets the company's drivers know the importance of their contribution to the company's safety accomplishments.  The competition stresses the importance of safety, recognizes professionalism and focuses on principals behind safe driving.
Dixon Bros., Inc. was awarded first place for the 2021 Colorado Fleet Safety Awards in the Tank Truck division.  In 2021 Dixon Bros., Inc. operated 1,038,869 accident free miles.  In the past four years there has been only one accident, a not at falt accident, involving a Dion Bros., Inc. truck.  Congratulations to all of our drivers, mechanics, Safety Directors and support personal.  Their outstanding efforts throughout the years is what made this award possible.

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Sunrise over South Dakota

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New Arrivals

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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.



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Bald Eagle

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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.Bald eagle perched on telephone 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.



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Children showing their support and appreciation for our drivers

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This picture was taken in March 2020.  Children in Rock Springs Wyoming showing support for one of our drivers while he is working.


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Mark Dorrance, tank truck driver for Dixon Bros., Inc., is a candidate for the National Tank Truck Carriers Professional Driver of the Year Award

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Mark Dorrance, the 2018 CMCA Driver of the Year Award, is a candidate for National Tank Truck Carriers Professional Driver of the Year Award.

 
NTTC Driver of the Year

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At the rack

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Dixon Bros., Inc. truck unloading Butane at the refinery in Mandan, North Dakota.

Unloading Butane in Mandan, ND

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Elk Ranch Flats on the way to Jackson Hole Wyoming

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Elk Ranch Flats Turnout
Photo taken by Sam Massie, driver for Dixon Bros., Inc. in Newcastle, Wyoming, at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout on the way to Jackson Hole, Wyoming;

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North Dakota Truck Driving Championship

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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)

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WTA Driver of the Quarter

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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.

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WTA Driver of the Year Award

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The Wyoming Trucking Association honors Marcus "Bud" Christopherson, driver for Dixon Bros., Inc. - Casper Wyoming, as the 2017 Driver of the Year.

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A Drivers Story

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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.

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First of the new petroleum tankers have had their upgrades completed and new DBI Logo's installed.

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The first of the new petroleum tankers have had the upgrades completed.  This is an exterior view of the Dixon Bros., Inc. badging that has been installed.  Read More!Petroleum tanker with DBI Badging

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Before and after pictures of customized tool storage area of new tankers

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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.
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Summer blend gasoline vs winter blend gasoline

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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.

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New Petroleum Tankers

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At the rack

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A  photo taken by a DBI Newcastle driver, Joe Graff, near Newcastle Wyoming on January 10th, 2018.   

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