RVer Fueling In The Truck Lanes Question.

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Mikey B.'s Comment
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I don't see a problem with running to pee after you start the pumps. I've had to do it because I can't hold it that long anymore, lol. Every time the pumps are still running when I get back, so no harm. Don't shop and BS while you're in there. Pee and return. Then you can pull up and get a sandwich or whatever. Courtesy isn't hard.

The problem with running to pee after you start the pumps is that if it spills, overflows or a handle falls out, you or your company is financially responsible for the clean-up. Extremely unsafe to do that.

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Driving While Intoxicated

Banks's Comment
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Yep. FedEx will terminate you for walking away while fueling and we fuel on property.

All it takes is aggravating the wrong person and they can pull that nozzle out and walk away, if it doesn't happen on its own.

Robsteeler's Comment
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That's a separate issue. Whether or not it's wise or safe, it's still not interfering with someone else's ability to access the pumps. Sometimes if you have to go, you have to go. I'm a human. Only do so if it's an emergency.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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That's a separate issue. Whether or not it's wise or safe, it's still not interfering with someone else's ability to access the pumps. Sometimes if you have to go, you have to go. I'm a human. Only do so if it's an emergency.

Yeah, well technically, if it overflows that entire lane is closed and if it overflows into 2 or 3 more lanes then there are 3 or 4 lanes closed until its all cleaned up so.....

Mikey B.'s Comment
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That's a separate issue. Whether or not it's wise or safe, it's still not interfering with someone else's ability to access the pumps. Sometimes if you have to go, you have to go. I'm a human. Only do so if it's an emergency.

And if YOU overflow it only affects you and the washing machine...lmao.

Robsteeler's Comment
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Sorry I'm not a cyborg. This has been my biggest problem driving. I have to pee too much. I was getting kidney stones (multiple times) and the doctor told me I wasn't drinking enough. Started drinking more and then I had to run to a bathroom every single time I stopped. Usually, I can hold it long enough to pull forward, but I admit there have been a few times I've had to run and pee before that. Not ideal for sure. I wish there was a solution. I'm not wearing a diaper, lol.

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
PackRat's Comment
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The solution is pee before you start fueling.

Never, ever start fueling and walk away from the vehicle.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Sorry I'm not a cyborg. This has been my biggest problem driving. I have to pee too much. I was getting kidney stones (multiple times) and the doctor told me I wasn't drinking enough. Started drinking more and then I had to run to a bathroom every single time I stopped. Usually, I can hold it long enough to pull forward, but I admit there have been a few times I've had to run and pee before that. Not ideal for sure. I wish there was a solution. I'm not wearing a diaper, lol.

Might I suggest you go in and handle your business before starting to pump fuel. Nobody knows why you had to go in first. As far as they know you had to prepay with cash or your card wouldn't read on the pump. It beats the heck out of a potential spill or fine. In some states it is illegal to leave the pumps unattended while fueling. Will you get caught if you do this? Probably not but then again, why risk it. Imagine telling your company you spilled 50 gallons of diesel because you left the pump unattended to go pee, also imagine their reaction to the fine and costs of an environmental clean-up.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Robsteeler's Comment
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Noted, good to know. 👍

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I wish there was a solution. I'm not wearing a diaper, lol.

Don't need diapers...they do make adult Pull-Ups that are similar to mens jockey shorts... had to use them on my husband with his Crohn's disease. 😉

If you pull up behind another truck while they are fueling or even washing their windows, run in at that time and pee...that's what I have to do and I still don't drink enough water cuz I hate water, but having had three kids, being older with MS and being overweight, I have issues with my bladder. 😝 If I pull directly onto the fuel line, like what was said below...run inside, pee and come directly back out. Especially if you use the app and just type in the code, a person behind you doesn't know why you were inside and there are many reasons.

Laura

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