What's up with the (lack of) winterized diesel fuel this winter season? (2017/2018)

RamblingPete

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I'm gonna say something but either y'all won't believe me or maybe think I'm the luckiest guy you've ever met . In almost 8 years of driving all 48 states I have only added anti gel to my fuel ONCE . Yes with one exception, I have never added anti gel to my fuel . Only reason I added it the one time I did was because I knew truck would be sitting for a few days in cold weather .
 
Update...

River Country Plaza in Cadot "Cenex" off route 29 offers Diesel #1 at a higher price

Petro Rochelle Illinois off I-39 offers straight #2 at some of their pumps for a nickel/dime a gallon more than bio-blend stuff
 
I'm gonna say something but either y'all won't believe me or maybe think I'm the luckiest guy you've ever met . In almost 8 years of driving all 48 states I have only added anti gel to my fuel ONCE . Yes with one exception, I have never added anti gel to my fuel . Only reason I added it the one time I did was because I knew truck would be sitting for a few days in cold weather .
Welp @RamblingPete where ya based out of and whats your regular run..

Its been years since I hadda actually Diesel 911 and pull a fuel filter due to Gelling..

That said I always treat my fuel in winter.

I live here in the Midwest so even the smallest companies buy the same stuff in 50 gallon drums and refill your jugs or single serve cases by the pallet..

The few larger Carriers I worked for ya could buy it at a truckstop on Fuel Card..


Subzero Temps atleast here I know the Deisel 1 stops and even if its an extra 60/70 cents per gallon I fuel

They ***** about it sometimes though I point out its CHAEPER than a Breakdown..

Also below 25 I aint shutting my truck off it idles 24/7..

The warm fuel your engine couldlnt use kicks back over..


Knock on Wood of cousre "True"...

Yet this last winter was pretty Brutal and no problems running UP Michigan and Northern Wisconsin
 
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Rigjockey

In Gord we trust!
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I'm gonna say something but either y'all won't believe me or maybe think I'm the luckiest guy you've ever met . In almost 8 years of driving all 48 states I have only added anti gel to my fuel ONCE . Yes with one exception, I have never added anti gel to my fuel . Only reason I added it the one time I did was because I knew truck would be sitting for a few days in cold weather .
I believe ya! I have never added anti-gel in my 20 years. One company at year 20 provided and wanted anti-gel used.
I never really used it. if I fueled in the south, I would be sure to run down the tanks and get that northern fuel on the way up.
 

ironpony

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I believe ya! I have never added anti-gel in my 20 years. One company at year 20 provided and wanted anti-gel used.
I never really used it. if I fueled in the south, I would be sure to run down the tanks and get that northern fuel on the way up.
Ounce of prevention...

Talked with some PFJ and TA managers over the winter. They only add enough no. 1 diesel to prevent the swill from gelling in their tanks. Once we pump it, its our problem. That's what the ****ers told me. It used to be that the truck stops actually took some pride in the service and product they delivered to us.

No more.

Its our problem.

I'd rather spend some bucks on antigel than pay those ****ers to thaw my truck.

:mad-97:
 

Rigjockey

In Gord we trust!
Supporter
Ounce of prevention...

Talked with some PFJ and TA managers over the winter. They only add enough no. 1 diesel to prevent the swill from gelling in their tanks. Once we pump it, its our problem. That's what the ****ers told me. It used to be that the truck stops actually took some pride in the service and product they delivered to us.

No more.

Its our problem.

I'd rather spend some bucks on antigel than pay those ****ers to thaw my truck.

:mad-97:
I agree with you 100%
Unfortunately most companies did not provide anti-gel, nor would they reimburse a driver for suck a purchase
 
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