With a fleet running 10 to 12 hours a day transporting critical fuel supplies to customers throughout southern California, California Fuels and Lubricants needs trucks it can count on—and the Cat® Truck delivers.
“There really is no comparison,” says Jaime Dueñas, president of the Garden Grove, California, company, about the Cat CT660 Vocational Truck. “It’s constantly being driven and constantly doing what we expect it to do.”
That includes impressing California Fuels and Lubricants’ drivers, who average between five and nine stops per day delivering fuel to construction companies, nurseries, power companies, emergency generators and more—with loads ranging from 400 to 5,000 gallons.
“It has great steering,” says Jose Esparza about driving the CT660. “The control, the stability of the truck—when we’re fully loaded, it handles really great.”
Fellow driver Jeff Hiscock agrees. “There’s thousands of gallons of liquid in the back. You’re taking turns, you’re hitting uneven pavement, and it handles the moving liquid amazingly.”
Because California Fuels and Lubricants provides 24/7 emergency service for its customers, truck uptime is key. The company relies on a service plan from Cat dealer Quinn to keep its CT660s operating at peak performance.
“They run these trucks six days a week, so with service issues, we have to turn the trucks as fast as we can to get them back up on the road,” says Kurt Hintz, truck service supervisor at Quinn.
And when they’re on the road, finding drivers to get behind the wheel is no problem, according to Efrain Davalos, Jr., sales manager at California Fuels and Lubricants. “Everybody wants to drive the new Cat Truck,” he says. “It stands on its own.”
Watch the video to hear more from leaders and drivers at California Fuels and Lubricants—and get an up-close look at the company’s Cat Trucks in action.