Who repairs diesel fuel pumps at truck stops when they break down?

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by expedite_it, Aug 22, 2022.

  1. expedite_it

    expedite_it Heavy Load Member

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    I was just at a Pilot truck stop this morning, and almost all of the diesel fuel pumps at the truck stop were out of order. This got me thinking about who would fix them. I've never heard of any trade school offering any Diesel Fuel Pump technician program. So how do these truck stops find repair men to repair their diesel fuel pumps?

    Do the truck stops themselves train people on how to repair their diesel fuel pumps?
     
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Around here there is a company named Oscar Larson that does maintenance and repair on fuel pumps for just about every station. From filter changes to installing new pumps and everything in between it's all by Larson. Doesn't matter who's fuel is spitting out the pump.
    Now this could be a regional thing, or even Michigan requires a certified company to do repairs. I don't know that part.
     
  4. expedite_it

    expedite_it Heavy Load Member

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    How do the technicians at Oscar Larson learn how to repair diesel fuel pumps though?
     
  5. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    I would assume on the job training, maybe an apprentice program.
    Let's be real, there really isn't much to a pump.
    A couple safety devices, a couple electronics boards, a pump and pipes.
    Yes, it requires knowledge, but it's not like building a rocket or anything.
     
  6. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    I came to day the same thing ^^^^. OJT. Anyone somewhat mechanical could figure them out. Pumps are pretty simple. Weather pumping water, fuel or manure.
    Then the electrical side would be a little more involved.

    No special school like a wind turbine repair school or anything
     
  7. expedite_it

    expedite_it Heavy Load Member

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    What does OJT mean?
     
  8. Suspect Zero

    Suspect Zero Road Train Member

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    On the Job Training
     
  9. Rugerfan

    Rugerfan Road Train Member

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    A place called SW maintenance does every station around here in Northern Cali. They do everything from tank installs, vapor inspections, maintenance on tanks, to veeder root installation and maintenance.
     
  10. Ridgeline

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    Gilbarco has a training center for fuel pump and pos repairs, they build most of the pumps around the country under one or another name.

    atlas I found out a month ago is owned by Gilbarco.

    Veeder-root I think owns Gilbarco.
     
  11. zodiacflyer

    zodiacflyer Medium Load Member

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    The pumps are not above ground any more. The thing you see is just a payment terminal and a meter. The actual pump is mounted to the storage tank and just pressurizes a common manifold that feeds all the dispensers.
     
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