New Gas System

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by smellit, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Santashelper1

    Santashelper1 Member

    I'm not sure the exact details of the system, but all I know is that our gas tanks aren't being filled up daily anymore. I believe they are judging by miles per route. We have had about 3-4 drivers since this new system started that have ran out of gas and had to put their own $$ into the tank. I for one will never put my own $$ into a ups truck tank, and when I said this to an on road sup, his response was "you will if I tell you to".

    If there is one thing ups should leave alone and not mess around with... is the gas tanks. Just went out yesterday with a half of a tank. Route only gets about 60 miles, but what if there are misloads? Or a driver needs help?

    Is this happening anywhere else? Is there anything we can do?
  2. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

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  3. DieHardUPSER

    DieHardUPSER Member

    I haven't driven in 4 years but part of the pretrip used to be checking the gas level in the PC and if I did not have enough I would fill up before leaving. Do you guys not check anymore?
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Who cares. Run out of gas and send in a message and only DIAD message to report you need a tow truck to bring you gas and your not using your own money. Few times of this should fix the problem.
  5. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    I have, on a rare occasion, had to drop a few bucks into the tank just to get back to the center on an extended route and been reimbursed for it.
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Running out of gas is always the drivers fault. Incomplete pretrip. We have had drivers run out of gas before and they wished they hadn't.
  7. Brownslave688

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

    Nope I've had to have sups drive 50 miles at 9 pm to put gas in my ups truck. My money isn't going in there period.

    Luckily now we all have gas cards in our trucks.
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  8. moldsporh

    moldsporh Active Member

    It's part of your pretrip. If the tank isn't full, fill it up. If you can't get the pumps on or not able to fill the tank, let your supervisor know.

    Now it's not on your hands.
  9. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    Trucks should be fueled everyday. What does it matter if you put 5 gallons in one day or 15 gallons in after 3 days. The cost is still the same. Topped off every night.
  10. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans


    Just eat enough tacos, you'll never run out of gas!
  11. Brownslave688

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

    It's a fear tactic to get guys to try and save miles so they won't run out of gas.
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  12. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    Silly management. Trix are for Teamsters.
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  13. Brownslave688

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

    Had a feeder one time tell me I wouldn't play games with X sup.

    I said I play better than most. Lol
  14. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Ding Ding Ding. You only want to put a certain amount of gas in my truck? Plan on me running out of gas, and being out there all night after you come bring me some.
  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Why not stop at the pump before you leave and get paid to pump gas?
  16. TheFigurehead

    TheFigurehead Active Member

    You say that like UPS has shown any logic or reason when it comes to "costs" at any time in the last 20 years. It's the same old same old $h!+. It's going to be great for business when people find out they didn't get their package on time because the truck it is on is sitting on the side of the road with no gas... but, hey, at least some middle manager will look good on some random, useless report, right? That's, clearly, what's important.
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  17. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Hey now it took me long to time to get the report together to show how much money we can save by not fueling cars daily

    Why go out with a full tank everyday when you only need half a tank because Orion shows how many miles you traveled and I know how many miles you get to a gallon of gas

    And yes I understand that you might have to break off and do something else but really now how often does that happen and if you are one of the few that it does happen to well we can blame you for not doing a proper pre trip and now it's your fault and not mine

    So win win
  18. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    okay now think about the time involved in walking to the vehicle, traveling it to the gas pump, traveling it back to park, etc.

    think about what work isn't being accomplished because of this wasted travel time, like cleaning or washing

    anyways, if you run out of gas on road, you failed to follow methods & procedures in your pre-trip; in my district you'd have the week off to think about activating your brain next time
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  19. Brownslave688

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

    On more than one occasion I've driven enough miles to go from full to empty in one day.
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  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Siphoning out sure was saving me on heating oil.