How do you fuel your vehicles?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HomeDelivery, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    do you have an in-house fueling station within your terminal?

    or you have to drive out there and get fuel from a local gas station?

    just wondering...

    (i found a local gas station ripping off a FedEx HD rental vehicles during this past peak season) will copy/paste if you want the details if you want


    I know for one FedEx terminal, they have a un-manned fueling island at the rear of the area, far away from the actual building, for Diesel powered package vans/straight trucks only... more convenient so you don't have to wait in line with other customers...
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We recently moved to a new facility. The cost of installing fuel pumps, with all of the EPA regulations involved therein, was prohibitive, so our pkg cars have fuel cards and we fuel off-site. Our mechanics take care of the engine fluids and our car wash takes care of the washer fluid.
  3. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Up brings out a very valid point.

    Our center split a while back. We were hoping they would build a new center for half of it and let one whole state be delivered out of it, and keep the old center for the other state. Even had a good place picked out where we could get our loads earlier, and air by 715 or so.

    But heck no. All the gooberment agencies had their say, and they only built a small one to handle one city. The rest they bring here, and they enlarged our center. One of the big issues was the gas fueling area, as they did not want UPS to have one where they bought. And as a practical matter, they under planned the center to where it was almost blown out on day one. So no room for pumps.

    But at the old center, we have the car wash fuel the vehicles, as the car wash tunnel is next to the pumps.

    To see how the gooberment can manipulate a huge company like UPS, how does a little company even stand a chance..........but that is another subject entirely.

  4. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    thanks NY for the quick reply

    K I found the posting from another board:

    we have fuel cards as well to fuel those rental vehicles during peak; I noted this same scam when it was being done with a multi-route contractor I worked for a few years back...

    pay at the pump= accurate (unless they rig the pumps) paying at the booth; some drivers don't care to make sure the numbers are the same on the receipt vs pump used...
  5. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    We used to fuel the Diesels on area and the gas trucks at the center. Now we switched to diesel at the center and gas trucks on area. I still fuel my diesel on area. My last pickup is at a mini-mart. Nice and easy.
  6. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    We have both gas and diesel pumps at our building.
  7. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    Both diesel and gas in-house
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Diesel and gas on property. And we have people that fuel them for us. I park it and walk away. The next day it is magically fueled and (sometimes) washed and put on it's proper spot.
  9. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Car washers fuel our vehicles and do a damm good job of if. Major props 964brothers and thankyou.
  10. brownedout

    brownedout New Member

    We have 2 gas pumps on property that drivers self dispense. Those of us requiring diesel are given a fleet gas card to use at any gas station selling diesel.
  11. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I use a gas card at the local convenience store.
    The card is no good to buy engine oil, so I call the mechanic and they seen a quart down the next day.
  12. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis


    We call these guys in to fuel all units while on route.
    No production time lost.

  13. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Home delivery

    I smell bogus story. IF true, it would be a crime, not something only your internal investigators would look into. Gas and the stations that sell it are regulated. The gooberment bunch doing the regulation would shut them down, or at the very least arrest and charge them with theft or fraud.

    Besides, anybody stupid enough to do it one, shame on them, to have it done more than that, shame on the stupid person that gave you the card in the first place. Your not smart enough to have your own card...
  14. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    not bogus, other temp drivers had similar experiences when asked about it!

    the station attendants think the temp drivers would not be watching the pumps; they are too busy looking at the delivery manifest and maps while fueling their rental cargo vans.

    and I have personally seen this done to a contractor's account when I fuel their vehicles before I drive to the jersey shore to do my deliveries a few years back (2 gas stations in the Central Jersey area)

    this past peak season, I was a temp using the P&D's manager's credit card; and those "habibs" were pulling the same stunt to ALL of the temp drivers!

    at least they confirmed it and switched to a gas station that allows FedEx Home Delivery drivers to swipe the card into the pump & actually get a printout from the machine, instead of going into the booth and having them punch it up manually (sometimes they'll be charging plus octane to "bump" the price)

    you guys (UPS) are lucky that other people does that for you or you pay at the pump (card reader on the pump itself with a printout directly coming out of it)

    if you don't have an in-house fueling station; it's one big ripoff for the company, especially with fuel prices going up these days!:surprised:

    PS: and that's why I reported this thing directly to see if they'll follow through and give a reward or something for the gas station's theft/ fraudulent practices

    PPS: should I also report the gas station in question to the BBB? or will that be the terminal manager's obligation? since he holds all of the receipts...

    the receipts that spit out of the gas pumps ARE ACCURATEl; the ones that they punch up in the booth and made us sign the receipts are forged with inflated prices!
  15. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Look, not trying to be unkind here, but how stupid is it to keep going back to a place where you are being ripped off, before you finally go somewhere else? And how stupid is it to wait until the AM when you are trying to get going to refuel your car, why not at the end of the day so you will be ready for the next day?

    And what does looking at all your paper work have to do with walking into the store, telling them I bought $60 bucks on pump three, and when it comes time for me to sign, I dont raise hell with it showing $65? And calling the police?

    BBB? You have to be kidding me.

    You all are that stupid and still in business? WOW!

  16. trouble maker

    trouble maker Member

    When I fuel up, I pull up to the diesel pumps and the gas attendant fuels it up for me. Must be a feeder thing.
  17. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    danny, they were UNAWARE of it until I brought it up!

    key words there.... dee dee deeeeeeee

    I'm just a driver trying to save the corp/ and-or the contractor i'm working for some extra operating costs... they were "skimming"

    guess you didn't read the original posting; I questioned them the first time and with the 2nd time; since they're too busy getting the other stuff of the operation sorted out, I caught them in the act & other TEMP drivers also confirmed my suspicions...

    they are currently using a different station now & they will press charges for the theft... out of my hands
  18. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    Pullup to the pump, and say thanks UPS
  19. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    Fuel inhouse, and very glad I don't have to pay the bill- 100 gallons 3 times a week gets expensive.
  20. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Hello, any one home? Your people never look at receipts after you are handed them to make sure the numbers jive?

    Dang, how do you all manage to stay in business?

    Now, I do find it interesting that you come here and post about something, then act like you didnt post it elsewhere first, but then you cant help yourself and make it plain you are posting the same crap all over the net at all the trucking sites.

    You were stupid. You got took because you dont have any common sense. You have no concept of security. And for sure, no concept of what to do when something like this goes on. Im still blown away by your suggestion of the BBB.