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Old 07-13-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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I recently experienced a situation in which the owner of a local residential fuel delivery company, PARKED in the MIDDLE of a state route while it was undergoing road work. With active crews all around, and only one lane open to local traffic, he PARKED his truck in the road and proceeded to deliver fuel to a home! He completely blocked the one lane of open roadway and I called the owner of the company and he informed me that was him, he could do as he liked and I should have simply ignored the cones and flagpersons and gone around him! He said he does it all the time! He laughed at me when I told him it was a poor decision and basically told me he could do whatever he wanted.
We, needless to say, will NEVER purchase fuel from Klose Oil in Union County again, anyone who believes they are above the law can do whatever with your fuel and billing too, I guess.

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Old 07-13-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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There are times where you HAVE to block traffic to deliver oil. Those trucks are not lightweights, they cannot just "pull off" to the side of the road if they are fully loaded, especially where there is road construction because the side would be very soft and he would risk getting stuck at the very least, to tipping the truck over if it is soft enough. What would you rather happen, have to wait a few minutes while he delivers a couple hundred gallons of oil, or wait hours while they unstick (or clean-up a spill from) a truck filled with hazardous material? His attitude may have been wrong, but his actions are understandable.
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:27 AM
 
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I agree...pretty different sitting in a truck rather then in a car.

It's the same with a tractor. I don't pull over for cars...I got just as much right to use that highway as they do so when they feel it is safe to go around me, they can. I'm not pulling over for anyone. I just keep plugging along and if a line of cars back up behind me, so be it. Sooner or later I'll turn off into a field or they will find a safe place to pass.

I do stop and pick up the mailboxes I clip off. With some of our equipment approaching 17 feet wide fully folded up, its getting harder to avoid oncoming cars and mailboxes
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:01 AM
 
Location: 95468
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I applaud his rule breaking, cone ignoring ways!
And I'll buy your share of his oil whether I need it or not!
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Here, the propane is delivered by the house (also in huge heavy trucks), so that wouldn't be an issue. So, the oil is delivered by the roa there, not by the house?

As far as the tractors go (and we have some HUGE ones on our roads with the long arms that fold up so they look like some sort of giant insect), I'll wait patiently because I know that as soon as they can, they'll pull to the side so that I can safely pass them. There's a little bit of courtesy on BOTH sides here that makes things go much more smoothly.
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Here, the propane is delivered by the house (also in huge heavy trucks), so that wouldn't be an issue. So, the oil is delivered by the roa there, not by the house?

As far as the tractors go (and we have some HUGE ones on our roads with the long arms that fold up so they look like some sort of giant insect), I'll wait patiently because I know that as soon as they can, they'll pull to the side so that I can safely pass them. There's a little bit of courtesy on BOTH sides here that makes things go much more smoothly.
Usually a fuel oil truck will have a VERY long hose they connect to the oil tank fill. That is so even in the middle of winter when they just cannot get into some driveways, they can still make a delivery of oil. A lot depends on the driver, if it were the owner driving that day, he may not be the regular driver and not familiar with the rig so he played it safe and didn't take an unknown chance for him.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: CasaMo
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I'm not pulling over for anyone. I just keep plugging along and if a line of cars back up behind me, so be it. Sooner or later I'll turn off into a field or they will find a safe place to pass.
You may have as much right to be there as others, but that's just a tad arrogant.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:34 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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You may have as much right to be there as others, but that's just a tad arrogant.
Not if you know the area he is in. Plenty of places to pass on the road, not so many places to pull a tractor off the road. Especially if they are pulling an implement of any kind.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:25 AM
 
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Not if you know the area he is in. Plenty of places to pass on the road, not so many places to pull a tractor off the road. Especially if they are pulling an implement of any kind.

------"plenty of places to pass"-

why did BT mention a --line--of cars behind him?

Must either be a busy hwy or have few places to pass.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:41 AM
 
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I agree...pretty different sitting in a truck rather then in a car.

It's the same with a tractor. I don't pull over for cars...I got just as much right to use that highway as they do so when they feel it is safe to go around me, they can. I'm not pulling over for anyone. I just keep plugging along and if a line of cars back up behind me, so be it. Sooner or later I'll turn off into a field or they will find a safe place to pass.

I do stop and pick up the mailboxes I clip off. With some of our equipment approaching 17 feet wide fully folded up, its getting harder to avoid oncoming cars and mailboxes

A very arrogant post indeed!

(especially that smile about oncoming cars and mailboxes)

YOU are what gives big farm operators a bad reputation amongst both city people and smaller farmers.

You pay no state fuel taxes on tractor fuel, pay no licensing fee on tractors, brag about --17 feet wide--- and then state you have just as much right to be on the road.

Maybe the playing field should be leveled.
When halves of double-wide manufactired houses are moved (12-14 ft) they need permits, escort vehicles , and pay license fees,permit fees, and pay taxes on their fuel.

Maybe it's time bigger ,arrogant farmers, be forced to follow those same rules !
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