I can’t speak for the south, but in the PNW fuel slows in Jan/Feb. We are starting to ramp into peak season right now at my company. Lots of large farms, asphalt companies, etc. increase our workload all summer. Stations and bulk plants keep us alive during winter.
Your right there and I have to knock on the doors of sand haulers that cannot see the painted yellow lines not park on our fuel drops at the pilot/flying j truck stops. To wake them up to move so I can deliver gas or diesel. And I got to united supermarkets and deliver there. And the Valeros and the ALlsups and the Yesways. So I'm always busy delivering fuel and gas.
We're right about where we should be for this time of the year. Farming, logging, construction, and the tourists are all busy.
At the end of this month I'll do a rough P&L for the year and I'll bet we're within 10 grand of last year.