Ice Road Trucker Lisa Kelly Relies on Delo

Up on the ice roads, you and your truck work together like a team. Watch Lisa Kelly from History® Network’s Ice Road Truckers® as she explains the Alaskan way to get the job done.

Delo_LisaKellyPoster-2016-03-09-06-41-395x500Lisa Kelly, star of the Histroy Channel’s Ice Road Truckers series, has joined Chevron’s “Reality of Delo” campaign, a modern take on testimonials intended to influence heavy duty diesel equipment users about the benefits of Delo heavy duty motor oil (HDMO).

Kelly, a career truck driver, says she is a long time Delo user.

“I have relied on Delo since I began my career in trucking,” she says. “I drive some of the deadliest roads in the world. I can’t take chances on oils. I need to know I’ve got the most durable, reliable and toughest lubricants in my truck. An oil that I can count on to protect my truck even in the harshest conditions. Up on the ice roads, Delo is just what we use.”

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2015 Year in Review

2015 goes down in the record books as our best yet in terms of each of our company segments performing at a high level. Crude prices fell to their lowest levels since the financial crisis which produced lower prices for our customers and lowered delivery expenses for our company. A tragic event reminded us that maintaining a safe work environment requires continuous focus and effort. Here are some of the positive changes that occurred throughout the year.


  • New transportation professionals were hired to expand our reach and capabilities.
  • Remodeling and repairs were performed on our “flagship” building.
  • Wayne saw the addition of new entrance gates and a card system for after-hour entry and additional repairs were made to the stair well and roof.
  • Jackson grew the DEF business by an additional 25% and maintained the number one slot as Brenntag’s largest DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) distributor in North America for much of 2015.
  • The best single month performance ever.
  • The Joe’s Junction location at Kentucky & Raymond opened and expanded their inside and outside offerings.
  • Jackson Oil & Solvents surpassed its’ largest year of grease sales.
  • Jackson Oil set a new record for equipment & services including our biggest installation ever at Celadon Trucking.
  • Jackson Oil & Solvents was able to reward our employees for jobs well done.


Whether you’re looking for increased equipment life through filtered fuel and lubricants, outstanding premium lubrication and antifreeze products (Chevron), the Cummins Endorsed Valvoline Premium Blue for your heavy-duty engine (Valvoline), the Titanium advantage of Kendall & Guardol (ConocoPhillips), or a trusted name in premium additized fuel (Howes), we hope you’ll choose Jackson Oil.


From our family to yours, we hope you had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year. We are looking forward to providing you with great value and service in 2016.


Drumstick Dash 2015

Jackson Oil is a proud Sponsor of the Wheeler Mission Drumstick Dash. Below is more information and how you can be apart of this year’s Drumstick Dash.


November is Here! Drumstick Dash is Here!

Along with this fantastic fall weather, you’re going to love all that is in store for you at this year’s 13th annual Drumstick Dash. For years, you’ve come to love the Brooks long-sleeved shirts, Starbucks coffee, and Broad Ripple scenery, and now we’ve added free participant photos, free Heatsheets from IPL, more course entertainment, and our biggest addition yet…a live concert from Toy Factory near the Start Line!  There’s so much in store for you, your friends, and your family! Grab the gang and make this Thanksgiving one that you’ll talk about for years to come. Depending on your group size, you could even get your picture in the paper, along with some Christmas spending cash, as the winner of Indy Star’s Largest Team competition.  This is the year you won’t want to miss! And after all the fun, you’ll go home feeling great about how you worked to provide food, shelter, and care for the homeless because 100% of the proceeds from the Drumstick Dash go directly to Wheeler Mission. If you haven’t already registered, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss the fun! We’re only 3 weeks away! Register Today!
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Fan Appreciation Night


On August 1, 2015, Lincoln Park Speedway will be celebrating the fan! For one night only and on the anniversary of the New Lincoln Park Speedway, General Admission will be FREE!

Yes, you read that correctly. August 1, 2015, General Admission is FREE to all fans! This is a great opportunity for fans to bring someone new to the race track and maybe create a new life long race fan! Gates open at 4:30pm.

Jackson Oil will be in attendance at the event so come on out and say hi!

Track Address:
1051 W US Highway 40, Greencastle, IN 46135




2014 Year In Review

2014 was a year filled with challenges, and continued improvements. We started the year with a tragic event when two of our colleagues were involved in a serious accident resulting in one of them losing their life. All great companies are made up of great people, and ours’ rallied in support of one another. While we continued to move forward, the loss was certainly felt throughout the company. Here are some of the positive changes that occurred throughout the year.

  • New sales personnel were added to outside sales.
  • Jackson moved into the number one slot as Brenntag’s largest DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) distributors in North America for the month of October just missing the mark for the entire year. We’ve also expanded our capabities by adding a second DEF tank wagon to the fleet.
  • Jackson Oil & Solvents surpassed its’ largest year of grease sales.
  • Ft. Wayne saw the addition of a new loading dock
  • Jackson rallied the fuel team to keep the Nestle plant operating after it lost a cooling tower.
  • The best single month performance ever and a strong start to the year.
  • Pacific Pride was introduced at the newly remodeled Joe’s Junction location at Kentucky & Raymond.
  • Our Deicng Fluid sales set a new record, thanks to the “Snow Team”.
  • Jackson Oil set a new record for equipment & services which continues to be a big differntiator for our business..

Whether you’re looking for outstanding premium lubrication and antifreeze products (Chevron), the Cummins Endorsed Valvoline Premium Blue for your heavy-duty engine (Valvoline), the Titanium advantage of Kendall & Guardol (ConocoPhillips),or a trusted name in premium additized fuel (Howes), we hope you’ll choose Jackson Oil.

From our family to yours, we hope you had a happy holiday and we are looking forward to providing you with great value and service in 2015.


Ron Willis
General Manager

Jackson Oil Delo Truck Event

Jackson Oil hosted the Chevron Delo Truck on Friday, September 19th.  The state-of-the-art interior experience offered lots of attention-drawing features including:

  • Nineteen interactive educational stations including touch screen videos and product presentations.
  • Detroit Diesel cut-away engine to illustrate latest in technology.
  • A video booth to capture and share visitors’ Delo experience.

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The interactive truck was a great way to showcase premium Delo engine oils, lubricants, and coolants. The truck started an open dialog between the customers and their salesman. After the customers were done touring the truck, the salesman took them through our other 6 booths. The booths were Fuel Polishing, Racing, DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid), Equipment/FuelMaster, Polaris – oil/lubricant analysis, and Palmer Trucks.

The Fuel Polishing/Filtering booth was led by Mike Klepfer, our fuel filtering guru! He was able to not only talk about the benefits of being on a fuel filtering program, but he was able to show the benefits. He took the customers through the truck and explained how the fuel is transferred from the tank and filtered through from start to finish.


The Racing booth was led by the race master herself, Diane Poff. She explained our racing program and our race sponsorship (find out more here: http://jacksonoilsolvents.com/services/24-hour-race-station/). Also, she was able to showcase our full line of VP Racing Products and our 24-hour Race Station.


The DEF booth was led by Keith Huff, the creator of DEF-Depot. Keith went through the importance of being pure to the tank by showing the customers how we are able to keep the product pure. To watch a short video on DEF visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvU-uE_h7HM. To learn more about DEF-Depot visit: www.def-depot.com.


The equipment booth was led by 3 talented equipment and FuelMaster specialists: Jodie Brill, Randy Collier, and Rob Horton.   FuelMaster is an automated fuel management system that can be customized to a customer’s needs; such as smartcard (memory chip card), PROKEE® (memory chip key), credit card reader, keypad only, fleet card, AIM2 passive fueling (radio frequency device inside the vehicle with RFID Tags), mobile fueling for tanker trucks, car wash activation and gate openers just to name a few.

The Fluid Analysis booth was held down by Christine from Polaris Laboratories. She explained an effectively executed fluid analysis program eliminates the guesswork, risk and reactionary nature of your maintenance department. By learning to trust the power of the data, you can save millions of dollars by catching and monitoring problems before they become catastrophes, making unplanned downtime a thing of the past and even reducing the frequency of your current fluid changes.

The final booth we had was Palmer Trucks and the ever so talented salesman John Cummings manned this booth. He also brought a Kenworth tractor to show that in all Kenworth tractors, they are serviced with Chevron Delo XLE 400 10W30. For more information on Palmer Trucks visit: www.palmertrucks.com


Everyone that went to each booth and had their punch cards completed was eligible to be entered into Jackson Oil & Solvents grand prize drawing. The grand prize was a Green Egg Grill and the lucky winner was Mike Chapman from Milestone!

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We would like to thank everyone that came to the event and helped make it all possible. Overall we had a great day!


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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Ron Willis, Jackson Oil’s General Manager, was put to the test when several employees signed a petition to challenge him to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Ron decided to take the plunge. Watch the video to find out who he challenged next:

For more information about ALS or to donate, visit www.alsa.org

2014 IMTA Truck Driving Championship

The Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA) hosts the annual Truck Driving and Technician Championships to showcase the state’s best drivers and technicians. For two days each year, participants engage in hands-on challenges and written exams to see who will prevail.


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Jackson Oil’s Tanker was apart of the competition!

The 74nd annual IMTA Truck Driving and Technician Championships were held on June 20th and 21st at Lincoln College of Technology in Indianapolis. There were a record 147 drivers from 23 companies and 47 Technicians from eight companies that competed. There were nine truck driving class winners, a team winner and a grand champion as well as several achievement awards. The technicians awarded eight station winners as well as a grand champion.




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Jackson Oil’s Tanker on display.

In the technician competition, Jason Monjo of Stoops Freightliner – Quality Trailers placed first at several stations and emerged as the overall grand champion. Dan House, a driver for FedEx Freight, was named the overall grand champion among the Indiana Truck Drivers.



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2014 Grand Champion with Nathan Keith (left), Jackson Oil’s Dispatch Manager.

In an industry where drivers have to deal with varied traffic, weather and road conditions, staying accident free can be difficult. For the pros who want to compete, safe driving becomes a part of their daily routine. This is why Jackson Oil is a proud supporter of the IMTA Truck Driving Championships. The event brings awareness to improving the safety skills and knowledge among Indiana truck drivers and technicians.


For more pictures from the event, check them out HERE!

Race for the Cure 2014

Team Jackson participated in the 2014 Race for the Cure! Here are some of the photos throughout the Race:


Team Jackson before the Race!

Team Jackson before the Race!

OJ Haimes (Left) and John Rang (RIght)

OJ Haimes (Left) and John Rang (RIght)

Doug Owens (Left) and Tim Bird (Right)

Doug Owens (Left) and Tim Bird (Right)

Left to Right: Jodie Brill, Doug Owens, and Time Bird

Left to Right: Jodie Brill, Doug Owens, and Time Bird

Otis Haimes enjoying the ride!

Otis Haimes enjoying the ride!

Even the elephant from the Indianapolis Zoo was into it!

Even the elephant from the Indianapolis Zoo was into it!

Vayda Haimes fell asleep on her Aunt Annie! How precious!

Vayda Haimes fell asleep on her Aunt Annie! How precious!

Valvoline – CONTEST

Do you have what it takes to win your own Hendrick Performance Classic Truck?

Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have partnered with Valvoline to reinvent two classic Chevy trucks. Each will lead a team of experts from Hendrick Performance to turn these classic trucks into high-performance vehicles. If you are able to guess what choices the made, you might win a truck of your very own!


Win a Classic Truck Here: https://reinventionproject.com/


The Next Youtube Sensation

Yes, you heard correctly – Jackson is now on YouTube and yes, we will be the next YouTube sensation.

Why does Jackson want to be a YouTube sensation?

The better question is why would Jackson not want to be a YouTube sensation? We feel like we have important information to share whether you are a customer, prospect, or just a nosy friend that wants to know a little more on what Jackson is about. Hey, I have no problem with it – in fact I do it too. Don’t be ashamed, subscribe to our channel and help make our dreams a reality.

How is Jackson going to become a YouTube sensation?

I am not for sure how we are going to get there so I decided to Google ‘How to become the next YouTube sensation’. I found hundreds of sources on tips and tricks but the best was from wikihow.com (the source is below).  Here are the suggested tips (with my responses):

  1. Try starting a fan club of some sort
    My Response:  Jackson Oil Fan Club, I like it!
  2. Get a YouTube account and make funny videos.
    My Response:  Hmm… I am not sure how to make fuel and lubes funny, but I will give it a shot!
  3. Get a Facebook and start sending random people (Optional) and tell them about you.
    My Response:  Awkward – is all I have to say. I firmly believe if you have a good product and useful information, people will come to you.
  4. Make a likeable Facebook page
    My Response:  Done. Check it out: www.facebook.com/jacksonoil
  5. You can always join a fan club instead of making one.
    My Response:  I do not know if there are any Jackson Oil fan clubs currently, but I will keep an eye out for one.
  6. Tell people at a school, family, and friends about your new page of a fan club and such.
    My Response:  I am working on this – hence this blog.
  7. Don’t lie about things just to make it sound real.
    My Response:  Well I am unsure what Jackson would lie about, but I assure you our video posts will not consist of lies.
  8. And last but not least, if you are making videos of singing and stuff like that, then learn all the lyrics and the words.
    My Response:  I hope all of the Jackson employees know the words to Jingle Bells because that will be our debut song!

There you have it, Jackson will be the next YouTube sensation if we follow these 8 simple steps!

To keep up with us, visit http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1ld393LjPedUoreJsbyM_Q?feature=watch

Sources:  http://www.wikihow.com/Become-an-Internet-Sensation