For those who have their own capital, Hopkins Oil will help you build your own convenience store. We work like a consultant to bring together the help you need to make it happen.
Conversion of a Competitive Brand
By clicking on the link below one can go to the Chevron website for a full line of car, truck, and heavy industrial products. One can click on any product on the list and receive a printout of any of the Product Data Sheets needed or an MSDS printout. Hopkins Oil Company, Inc. stocks the most commonly used products, many in bulk,but can obtain any product on the list in any amount or container.
Hopkins Oil Can Meet All Your Needs With These Fine Products And Services
- Fleet and Installer Site Evaluation
- Cost Savings Analysis
- Oil Analysis and Interpretation
- Lubrication Product Consolidation
- On-Site Lubrication Training
- Oil Recycling and Purification (On and Off Site)
- On-Site Trouble Shooting
- Emergency Delivery Services
Our wireless gauges call in every morning to our Internet site at 6 a.m., giving us the product level at that time. Our drivers come in at 7:30, read the monitors, looking for the red or yellow alert levels. This tells them which customers are critical to fill today. They go load the trucks and fill the tanks.
Should a tank level hit an alert level during the day, Operations receives an e-mail:
Tank (2000 off road) has dropped to a level of (17%), 347 Gal. at Raleigh Metal Processors on 2/3/10 09:30 CST
He must decide whether or not the need is critical or if it can wait until tomorrow. If he decides that customer will run out today he can look at his GPS screen to see which driver is closest to the site, dispatching that delivery truck.
After the driver fills the tank, Operations receives a confirmation:
Tank: 2000 ON ROAD at Barbour’s Wrecker generated a Fill alarm at: 02/04/2010 12:00 (CST). The Monitor has indicated a fill amount of: 1491 Gallons (74%).
Hopkins Oil went into the market place in serach of the very best high end motor oils, hydraulic oils and greases. In order to compete for National contracts, the major oils make a good product that just meets the manufacturers specifications.
15W-40 Motor Oils
Some of my customers have asked me about our CAM2 truck oils. There are only three approved additive packages available today. We have our oil custom blended by Allegheny Petroleum in Pennsylvania.
We buy through CAM2 because we get a better price. They start with a quality base oil and then blend in the additive package which happens to be Infinium. Infinium is owned by Exxon and Shell.
If you took Shell Remula and Mobil Delvac and our CAM2 15w-40 and ran an oil analysis on them, then you could not tell the difference. But my CAM2 costs at least a dollar less than either of them. And for the same price as the Exxon or Shell we add a lubricity additive that decreases the friction coefficient to about that of a pure synthetic. Less friction means an increase in fuel mileage of at least 3% and less wear on the engine plus extended drains of up to 30,000 miles.
Murphy Brown has used this CAM2 SST product in their fleet of 350 CAT powered road tractors for the last eight years. I use the SST (lubricity product) in all of my delivery trucks, my Denali, my car, everything.
My 2004 Explorer has over 250,000 miles and is still not using any add oil.
— Larry Hopkins
CAM2 15W-40 L
The only product better than our 15W-40 is our CAM2 15W-40 with Lubricity or L product. This additive makes 15W-40L a semi-synthetic motor oil . When one compares the friction coeficients of Mobil 1 15W-40 and CAM2 15w-40, there is only minimal difference. This L product reduces engine wear and increases fuel mileage at least 3% on road vehicles. This more than pays for the motor oils. One obtains the benefits of a full synthetic at 1/3 the price. Needless to say, CAM2 15W-40 with Lubricity is the only oil that Hopkins Oil Co uses in our Fuel Depot truck fleet.
*The W in motor oil ratings does not stand for Weight but for Winter, or the cold crankding weight of the oil.
Our Hydracat product is formulated for all hydraulic systems but particularly for CAT equipment. Hydracat contains the high levels of zinc that CAT requires and avoids using the more expensive motor oils to achieve those Zinc levels. Hydracat has the added benefit that, in the presence of water, it does not form an emulsion as the motor oils would, and the water can be decanted off from the bottom of the tank. Hydracat meets all of CAT’s warranty requirements.
Click the links below for more information on Exxon branding!
- New Site Development
What does it take to open an Exxon outlet?
- Site Rehabilitation
Upgrade to the new Gemini image
- Why Brand Exxon?
Click the link above for a helpful brouchure on the benefits of branding Exxon!
- Conversion of Competitive Brand
Information on converting to the Exxon brand.
- Have a Salesperson Call You
Our sales staff is ready to take your call and answer all your questions.
Click the links below to see more information about Shell Gasolines!
- Hopkins Oil Company can purchase Gasoline and Diesel Fuel from more than 12 different racks or independent oil companies at any time.
- TRI-MART is Hopkins Oil Company’s own registered trademark and one must sign an exclusive contract in order to use it.
- We make our choice of purchase according to which “rack” is cheapest that day. Most oil company prices change daily and are updated in our office by satellite. We can buy product as cheaply as anyone.
- Stay Unbranded?
- If you do not want to be branded or just want to call and compare prices with an existing store, please call first to set up an account to establish credit.
- All credit accounts must be set up for EFT (electronic funds transfer) which means you will permit Hopkins Oil Company to settle automatically with your bank on the day of settlement.
- All customers receive a fax or internet-settlement notice two days before the settlement.
- Contact us for more information.
Hopkins Oil Co. Inc. has enjoyed, over its 60-year term, a tradition of customer service. We provide the highest quality petroleum products, when you want them and at a price you can afford. Providing heating oil and tobacco curing oil is how Hopkins Oil began back in 1946. Today, we market branded gas with Shell, Marathon, Exxon and Mobil brands throughout North Carolina.