Is fuel going strong?

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by tankyankin713, May 3, 2023.

  1. tankyankin713

    tankyankin713 Bobtail Member

    May 3, 2023
    I haul general chemicals locally in houston. We are still very slow, wondering if fuel is unaffected? And does fuel slow down in the winter down here in the south?
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  3. lual

    lual Road Train Member

    Oct 22, 2020
    SW Georgia
    My latest gig: fuel hauling over in Southern GA.

    My observation: fuel should keep you fairly busy--especially in TX.

    Your main concerns with fuel: working nights, weekends, & holidays (as a new hire); slip-seating; & dealing with the idiots/four-wheelers in customer parking lots who don't respect what you are doing. :(

    -- Lual
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  4. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Medium Load Member

    May 15, 2019
    State of Jefferson
    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.
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  5. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Florida Panhandle
    I haul both chemicals and aviation fuels.
    Chemicals have slowed way down.
    Av fuels are steady. And in some areas increasing.
  6. Slm2jm3612

    Slm2jm3612 Bobtail Member

    Dec 21, 2015
    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.
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  7. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    CC, TX
    Allsups? Dang, now I want a burrito.

    Between that and United supermarkets, I take it you're in West TX or NM?
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  8. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    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.
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