Fuel

Discussion in 'Random Chat' started by Neilydun, Sep 27, 2021.

  1. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    How`s everyone doing ?
    Its a struggle where we are, with nearly everywhere empty.
    Ive a site survey tomorrow which is a 340 mile round trip, and 3 other vans all with less than 100 miles range.
     
  2. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    All out. Got half a tank and working local this week. All measures cancelled. Luckily I’m working within 20 mins of yard


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  3. Paul webb

    Paul webb Well-Known Member

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    Luckily, i shouldn't need to use the sprinter this week and don't have anything too far away, so half a tank in the little van should last all week. I remember when i was doing new builds about 20years ago, i used to fill the tank 3 times a week and when we had the shortage then,i was getting phone calls from the company i was doing work for, telling me where they had heard had fuel, it was a nightmare, with the amount of work coming in at the moment, this is the last thing you guys doing distance work need
     
  4. mjfl

    mjfl Well-Known Member

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    Bet all the customers have full tanks sitting at home waiting for you
     
  5. Paul webb

    Paul webb Well-Known Member

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    It does make you wonder, how many people working from home, now have a full tank of fuel
     
  6. Distinctive Adam

    Distinctive Adam Well-Known Member

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    1/2 a tank, once it’s gets to 50 miles I’ll look for more, but f I can’t find anything I’ll be at home, world ha gone nuts
     
  7. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    Nightmare for everyone !
    Managed my trip today as I found fuel and filled the car. I took it slow, and managed there and back on just over half a tank.
    Our local service station has done us proud and has held some fuel back for us. I take all my vans and cars there for service, so luckily, they have topped up 2 of our vans today, so we can keep working.
    There were ques outside all the stations which had fuel from 5am this morning when I left.
     
  8. d'Arcy

    d'Arcy Well-Known Member

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    We've a petrol station on the same site as the shop. Word got out a delivery was coming - so the pub carp park filled up as overflow and our billboards on the back of the showroom glare down over it. Had a couple come in and look around..
     
  9. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    Yeah people are the problem as usual. My customer today said their next door neighbour went and filled both cars up and then went on holiday for 2 weeks. Joke


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  10. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    I got lucky yesterday and filled my tank Up with V power. Cost more but I don’t care.
     
  11. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    You'll get to your jobs quicker Daz lol
     
  12. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Actually Daz I've filled with vpower quite often and on a tank we only talking 20 odd mile difference, van seems to run better on it aswell mate
     
  13. Spacey

    Spacey Super Moderator Staff Member

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  14. mjfl

    mjfl Well-Known Member

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    Got told today from a mate that he was in a garage and in front was an elderly man who was unsure how to use the pump, he put £7.66 in as that's all he had room for..
     
  15. Paul webb

    Paul webb Well-Known Member

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    This and the panic buying of food last year, shows you what people are really like, if there is ever a real serious crisis, we're all fucked
     
  16. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    I think it shows they need to be managed a bit better.


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  17. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    I think rather than putting a maximum spend on at the moment, there should be a minimum. Say £40 even if you can only get £5 worth in.
    That would stop pricks like the above pulling into every station they see to top up.
     
  18. mjfl

    mjfl Well-Known Member

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    Already do £30 cap
     
  19. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    Not capping it at our local garage. I put £40 in but most people will fill up.


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  20. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    Not a cap, but a minimum charge. That would stop the twats who spend 2 hours queing then put £2.04 in
     

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