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Old 04-30-2015, 05:25 PM   #1
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Marking diesel pumps

Wouldn't it be nice if stations marked the end of the islands (a green tag or flag) where the diesel pumps are located. I know most have the diesel on the end, but you have to look for the green handle and it's too late if there's no diesel (especially when pulling a 40 footer)
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:33 PM   #2
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There is no consistency on how diesel pumps are located or marked. Usually I look for the color green and at the outside or ends of the islands. High volume stations like Murphy USA are no better. I would think fuel chains would survey customers and realize they are missing an opportunity.
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:11 PM   #3
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I would be happy if the end pumps were dedicated to just diesel. I seem to always get behind the person getting regular gas that has to go in and pre-pay and picks up their groceries while they are in there.
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:24 PM   #4
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As a diesel Ram and VW TDI owner, my two favorites are when the green pump is gas and the black pump is diesel (I'm talking to you, Virginia!) and when the pumps only have the large nozzles that won't fit in the VW. Diesel marketing/branding/labeling is inconsistent and sucks.
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:36 PM   #5
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Wouldn't it be nice if stations marked the end of the islands (a green tag or flag) where the diesel pumps are located. I know most have the diesel on the end, but you have to look for the green handle and it's too late if there's no diesel (especially when pulling a 40 footer)
Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest ideas. Great idea.
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:56 PM   #6
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Truck stops solve these issues. Around back, they're all diesel.
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:58 PM   #7
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Some truck stops prefer you use the front pumps and it is easier just swiping your credit card then having your wife go in and wait to have them turn on the pump. We have it down to my wife goes in and tells them how much and uses the ladies room and when I'm done I go in and she moves our unit forward to clear the pump. I sign for the fuel on my way out, and we're on our way.
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I agree there is a need for uniform marking, just keep in mind not all diesel pumps use green handles. An example the BP by me has green for reg and black for diesel. I have also seen yellow used.
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Wouldn't it be nice if stations marked the end of the islands (a green tag or flag) where the diesel pumps are located. I know most have the diesel on the end, but you have to look for the green handle and it's too late if there's no diesel (especially when pulling a 40 footer)
I agree- in the meantime, I look for the pump that has two hoses on one side. That's been working for me, one of them is usually diesel.
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BP confuses you with their handles, green for regular and black for diesel.
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