Is This Something New Or Has It Always Been.

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Rubber Duck's Comment
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I’m on my way home last night and I decided to top off so I could hammer down Monday mourning. I pull into the fuel island and I get behind a guy I figure is about to pull out from the pump. He’s not fueling and just finishing up squeegeeing his Windows. About 3 minutes later he got the windshield done and then proceeds to do the mirrors and the side windows with the squeegee. Then he starts walking around the truck with a bottle of glass cleaner and starts cleaning his tail lights while iM sitting right there behind him. At that point he jumps in his truck and I figure he's done. Instead he opens his door and starts glass cleaning the inside windows. At that point I backed up ad moved to the pump next to him that became free.

After about ten more minutes of house cleaning he pulls forward and goes inside. Then I look to my left and a shnider driver is doing the same exact Thing while holding up the pump. I was so mad I about made myself sick. If I would’ve had cash on me Id of bought these people some paper towels so they could do this crap some other place.

Has trucking always been like this at the fuel island? How do you deal with this? If I told this guy about himself I’m sure it would of ended in a fight and maybe going to jail.

What kind of person would come to the back of their truck and start cleaning tail lights while looking at you with white foam coming from their mouth. Did he have rabies?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Recently I have seen more and more guys using the squeegee to clean the truck itself which drives me nuts. Then we get filth in the buckets and all over our windows. Dont do that.

Joseph I.'s Comment
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If he was using the window squeegee and water from by the pumps then it makes sense and you need to just relax and have some patience. If he was using his own cleaner fluid and towels then he should have moved ahead. In the long run that extra 10 minutes will not make enough difference in your life to get worked up about.

Banks's Comment
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At FedEx we have fuel islands with squeegees and they do the same thing there too.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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It's the world of entitlement lol everyone only thinks of them selves

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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Inconsiderate drivers are nothing new BUT the new HOS rules are making it WORSE! With the move away from the OFF DUTY time requirement for breaks I'm seeing more drivers trying to milk their time in the fuel lane for their 30! Whenever something changes there will be drivers who try to take advantage and it will take time for rules and policies to catch up to curb those abuses.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Inconsiderate drivers are nothing new BUT the new HOS rules are making it WORSE! With the move away from the OFF DUTY time requirement for breaks I'm seeing more drivers trying to milk their time in the fuel lane for their 30! Whenever something changes there will be drivers who try to take advantage and it will take time for rules and policies to catch up to curb those abuses.

I'm cornfuzzled....the 30 min break can still be taken entirely in Off Duty or a combination of Off Duty and On Duty...at least that's the way I understand it. Is that not correct? I haven't read anything about it being strictly done in On Duty time.

Laura

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Banks's Comment
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30 minutes on duty not driving can count as your break now.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Not gonna lie, I generally run 1 or 2am to noon and I've taken quite a few 30s at fuel islands. I think being the middle of the night I can get away with it hopefully.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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30 minutes on duty not driving can count as your break now.

Yeah I know that. This is what confused me: With the move away from the OFF DUTY time requirement for breaks

What move away from that? I still fuel in off duty, pull forward and then put it in On Duty/fueling, run in to the bathroom, sometimes grab a drink, get my receipt and can do all that in 30 mins....now I don't have to worry about doing all 30 minutes in Off Duty and then add a little bit of time for fueling.

Laura

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