Right here Are Your Worst Gasoline Station Tales

Right here Are Your Worst Gasoline Station Tales
Right here Are Your Worst Gasoline Station Tales

How about this:

Properly earlier than daybreak on my day without work, I get a name from a fleet driver complaining they will’t get a van to gasoline up (Ford Transit) and the bank card was locked. They spent the $100 restrict on the cardboard and the tank was nonetheless empty. They tried to gasoline it once more, hit the restrict and now the bank card is locked. The motive force was now attempting to gasoline it up utilizing their private bank card (why? – and sure, I did reimburse the driving force as they solely bought $10/h then and fuel was $4.50). Within the background at that second, I hear an attendant begin yelling and the emergency shut off was hit. half-hour later, I’m “each at and never at work” on the scene the place a driver pumped about 60+ish gallons of gasoline on to floor. The slope was simply away from the pump for the driving force to not discover as they sat within the van whereas it pumped onto the bottom. In about 20 or so minutes of the fuel spill, I had about 10+ months of labor forward of me.

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It was appearent within the car parking zone that somebody reduce the gasoline filler pipe (rubber) from the filler to the tank in an effort to steal fuel. Nonetheless, my autos are saved with empty tanks on the finish of the day. Refueling within the morning was vital.

Why was it “horrible” and headache?

1. The motive force wasn’t doing their pre-shift security checks. Gasoline was apparent spilled round in the event that they bothered to look down. I needed to do remedial coaching for the per-trip inspections and fueling necessities.

2. The motive force was within the cab, with the car working whereas pumping gasoline onto the bottom. Fortunate we didn’t have an even bigger, extra explosive difficulty. Needed to do a EHS/OSHA “close to miss” coaching/debrief.

3. I misplaced a car for a few week out of service because of this (Having one in every of 4 vans down in a rotation of three on, 1 off is a matter for small particular car rotations). However actually, it was half-down for practically a 12 months. As a result of the “state” requires an estimate course of and crime report for a “repair” of a dozen or so greenback half to be “put in”. PITA. And since it was a “gubbermint” fleet:

4. I had a ten+ month battle with the auditing people as a result of there was $400+ ish {dollars} of fuel to doc for as a result of “the state” tracks mileage and gasoline use, in the event that they don’t align. Audit. You’re taking your automobile, swipe, inter card’s car ID quantity, enter mileage, and so forth. I needed to hold each each paper receipt of each gasoline up and even with the police report, needed to cope with some a part of the system consistently turning off the gasoline automobile as a result of some system flagged “incorrect” mileage. It was a continuing battle as a result of each 2-3 days, a driver was locked out from refueling. I would wish to floor the car each different day to try to battle for gasoline simply to know if the car was out there the NEXT day (once more, our car went to “mattress” dry).

4b. Not solely that, however as a result of I had a “downside” account, I had an audit of all of my autos practically month-to-month … for all 20-70 ish autos (three totally different swimming pools). Do you assume a motor-pool person walks inside in the event that they don’t get a receipt from the pump? Ha!

Elected officers can rip-off and reduce offers with good friend all day, however my the Lord me merciful if that fleet man has a criminally reduce gasoline line to a parked car and fuel goes on the bottom.

My worst fuel station expertise didn’t even occur whereas I used to be on the fuel station on my day without work – that then trigger me to be at a fuel station each different day for 10 months. Sigh.


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