In 2015 Pilot Thomas and Maxum Petroleum became operating partners. Maxum has over 60 years of operating history. It began as “General Petroleum” in 1946 and has supplied fuels and lubricants to marine, commercial, and industrial customers ever since. In addition to Pilot Thomas’s existing service locations, Maxum contributes locations across the entire west coast of the United States never outsourcing distribution.
Known as the “originator of midstream fueling”, Economy Boat maintains a series of locations along the Mississippi River and the U.S. Gulf Coast. Midstream Fueling is the method for refueling tows while in motion or stationary on the River. Dockside marine fueling is also available to customers. In 2015, Pilot Thomas Logistics acquired a 70% controlling interest in Economy Boat Store and Radcliff / Economy Marine Services, with the Barton Family and Greer Radcliff owning the remaining interest. Visit the Economy Boat Store website to learn more.