Shovel, salt, and mark your driveway. If there’s one thing that really slows down a heating oil delivery, it’s guiding our fuel trucks on steep or snowed-in driveways. In fact, safety codes prohibit us from parking a heating oil truck on an incline unless wheel chocks (the wedges we put under the tires so the truck doesn’t roll back) can be applied safely. Please mark your driveway, too – that way we know where it ends in the event snow is too deep to see its borders.
Clear a path to your fill pipe. Try to shovel at least a one foot wide path to your fill pipe, and make sure that path is free of ice so our technicians don’t slip and fall. It’s also a good idea to place a high, sturdy flag pole near your outdoor tank before a storm hits in case your tank gets buried under snow.
Keep gates unlocked and pets under control on delivery day. We want to keep our crews safe so they can make it to their next delivery destination!
Don’t wait until the last minute for a heating oil delivery. Contact us when your heating oil tank is no less than 25 percent full, especially during a cold snap. The colder it is, the busier our crews get – and the harder it is to get your fuel to you at the last minute. The fewer emergency fill-ups we have, the more we can keep our schedule for everyone – including you.
Thank you for helping us to keep our promise of safe, on-time delivery. We appreciate your consideration!