Hello, M&W drivers and welcome to this special edition of The Drive on MWTV, I’m Zack Pugh. Today I want to talk about fueling at the shop and some of the procedures we need to be aware of. First off we have finished our first year in our new location and we look forward to many more years in our state of the art facility. Thanks for working with us on taking care of this amazing building.
I also want to applaud all of our drivers on either fueling at the shop or with our partner Pilot Flying J when you are out on the road. This partnership helps us save money on our fuel and we appreciate how you make this happen every day. Just remember the best price we get is at the shop so if you are here in Nashville get fuel even if you are just topping off.
And on that note when fueling here at the shop here are a few reminders that we feel needed to be addressed.
#1 please make sure you use the bungee cords that are attached to the handles, please find a way to attach these to your truck. In the event you are away from that side of the truck the bungees help to make sure the nozzle stays down in the tank if the fuel hose moves. And they will move especially when you begin to fuel the other side of the truck.
#2, be aware of what’s going on around your truck, we understand that you have to go back and forth and may even be doing a tire, lights, or fluid check. But please always be watching what’s going on with your fuel. Just one little shift of the hose and lack of a bungee cord and you could spill many gallons of fuel.
#3 In the event of a spill please spread the oil dry provided in trash cans. If it’s a large spill please notify shop personnel immediately.
#4 We are fueling at the shop at over 25 gallons per minute, in the event that something happens beyond your control make sure you have familiarized yourself with the fuel shutoff buttons in the fuel bay. There are two located at each end of the bay.
#5 The last reminder is to make sure you are courteous to those fueling behind you. Please stay with your truck while fueling and when you are done pull your truck out of the fuel bay, we have seen drivers fuel, finish, then leave their truck sitting in the bay to come into the driver room or spend time with shop personnel, totally blocking the fuel bay for our other drivers. If your truck is hooked to a trailer no one behind you can fuel. Please be aware of your fellow man and pull around before using the restroom or getting a snack.
We appreciate all that you do, and we are thankful that large spills have been minimal in our first year at the shop, please follow the steps above and we look forward to a successful 2018. For this special edition of The Drive on MWTV, I’m Zack Pugh.