Suspension for fuel leak

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by iruhnman630, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    Driver on a high mileage route who has run out of fuel in the past tops the tank off before leaving yard, and some fuel is seen leaking out under the closed fuel cap when pulling from yard, and is now facing discipline.


    Thoughts?
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    No thoughts here.
     
  3. Vacation??
     
  4. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Wut?
     
  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Don't run out of fuel. A fuel card is part of a proper pretrip.
     
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  6. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Tell the driver to ask management how they can check the seal on the gas cap while the vehicle is in motion, sounds like a mechanical failure, write it up and get a new cap. The End
     
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  7. Nut ting ness..fluff.
     
  8. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    Used to be part of our pre trips.

    We haven't used fuel cards in our building for a while now. I wouldn't even know how to use one anymore or if they would work.
     
  9. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    If he gets disciplined, he should report the faulty equipment to the EPA and the DOT.

    How could the driver possibly be expected to know the cap leaks when the fuel surges?
     
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  10. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    In our building we take fuel for granted and have become quite complacent about fuel cards.

    9/11 was the last time drivers here had to use fuel cards en mass since they wanted everybody to fuel on area and keep the tanks on property full to guard against a shortage. Another situation like that will be chaos here since the cards havent been maintaned.
     
  11. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    Supposedly the driver violated a method by not visiually inspecting the fuel level.

    I personally don't believe it will go anywhere.
     
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

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    Don't either but I made them drive 70 miles to bring me a truck once because I was low on fuel. Magically I got a fuel card the next day.
     
  13. porkwagon

    porkwagon Active Member

    I've been a driver since '89 and I don't know what a fuel card is. What is it? A credit card to fuel up while on route? Where I work the car washers fuel the cars.
     
  14. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Yep. It's a fleet card. Have to enter driver ID and car number instead of a PIN.
     
  15. porkwagon

    porkwagon Active Member

    Also, I don't think that discipline the driver is facing will stick if contested.
     
  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Over filled the fuel tank. Did not allow for fuel expansion. How long between fueling and leaving occurred? A couple times a month a driver will forget to replace the gas cap on a package car. You can follow his path from the pumps to where he stops. Gasoline not so bad as it just evaporates but diesel makes an awful mess. Never heard of any discipline in over 20 years.
     
  17. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    they used to be 'fleet' cards, but the last time I did see one about 2 years ago they had switched to a visa debit card under the the fleet brand.

    and it didnt work.
     
  18. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    Supes saw the fuel come out as he was leaving the yard.
     
  19. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    Just for chuckles Im going to write up 'fuel card missing' on every different vehicle I drive this week, just to see what happens
     
  20. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Had a driver run out of fuel 20 miles from the building close to a truck stop. I asked the driver later why he did not stop and put $10 or $20 in the tank (diesel was less then a dollar a gal.) told me he did not think UPS would reimburse him. Instead it was a $300.00 tow bill. No discipline.