Fuel Spills

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by just chillin', May 12, 2019.

  1. just chillin'

    just chillin' Rest in peace wooba

    this is now a monthly occurrence it seems in my building. driver forgets to cap after fueling and spills gallons of diesel fuel in a trail as he leaves pumps and enters building and parks. my shift and job coincides with returning drivers everyday so i am witness to it all the time. i was wondering what good ideas can be implemented to combat this. other than signs at the pumps and maybe stickers by the fuel cap on the side of the truck? i was wondering the cost and effectiveness of installing self sealing fuel caps on the whole fleet
     
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Jersey?
     
  3. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    How about doing a proper pretrip or postrip? Pretty sure checking the fuel cap is in there somewhere.
     
  4. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    Or how about the driver not fueling his own car and let the people who fill the cars and park them do their jobs?
     
  5. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Tons of fun. You have to act fast when that happens or it's literally everywhere inside the building. Diesel on smooth concrete makes for a stinky skating rink.
     
  6. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    The whole situation is hard to prevent of control when there are no fuel stations on site.
     
  7. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    Not all locations have people to fuel package cars.
     
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  8. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    Drivers fill their own... company card with truck # in almost every truck... till they get lost and twice a year we hand them in to be ‘inventoried’ and missing ones canceled/replaced.
     
  9. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    drivers get gas? not so sure about that , every time I’m in a new truck it’s always on E cause the runners cant take 3 min to fuel up ..
     
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  10. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Drivers don't fuel here, so when you leave to go on road a proper pretrip should catch this issue.
     
  11. JustDeliverIt

    JustDeliverIt Active Member

    We fuel our own trucks and park them every day. It would be nice if we had a valet service.
     
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  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I hardly think it’s “gallons of fuel”.

    Liquid on concrete looks like far more than it is.

    Just sayin’.
     
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  13. PappyLand

    PappyLand Active Member

    Not my truck, not my problem
     
  14. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    ... nah, gallons. I did it once. Lost 20% of fuel in 5 miles. Fuel on right side plus left hand turns, it comes out QUICK. Bottom 3’ of side of truck was coated. Nobody passed me on the highway.
     
  15. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    This is why you need to be cautious on a MC near truck stops. Especially at the freeway on ramp and in the rain. Very slippery.
     
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  16. Siveriano

    Siveriano Active Member

    we have carwash people at our building then only thing they good at is, putting the camera volume down and leaving their trash in my truck.
     
  17. turq

    turq Member

    The original post said from the pumps to inside the building

    More like a cup than gallons....unless he 's some sort of maniac stunt driver, who spins donuts and does 50mph on the way to park.
     
  18. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I’d just be happy with these guys not ripping off the pump handles by driving off with them still connected with the truck
     
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  19. just chillin'

    just chillin' Rest in peace wooba

    8 to 12 inch solid streak of fuel for a few hundred yards. takes the dmp guy a few hours and multiple bags of speedy dry. take two or three one gallon milk jugs full of diesel and see how far ya get spilling it out
     
  20. 35years

    35years Well-Known Member

    These spills cost time and are hazardous...

    Possible solution?

    Diad prompt when entering #of gallons...

    Did you replace fuel cap? Y OR N