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Old 02-28-2021, 08:31 AM   #1
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Diesel smell, shoes, truck stop

Traveling around I use truck stops to refuel. But there is so much diesel on everything including the ground. Short of changing shoes every stop, how can one reduce the pickup of the fuel. I use gloves or paper towels on the pump handle. Maybe itís just me but the smell seems to linger.
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Old 02-28-2021, 08:47 AM   #2
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One trick is to keep the gloves outside of the truck or use disposable gloves and toss them before getting into the truck.
Canít help with the foot wear .
But we just installed an additional 50 gallon tank to travel further between stops. We hope it also helps to get better fuel prices off the interstates when not towing.
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Old 02-28-2021, 09:27 AM   #3
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get yourself some of the throw away booties to cover your shoes when refueling like HVAC guys wear when working in a house.
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Old 02-28-2021, 09:38 AM   #4
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You can keep some of the disposable bootie covers to slip on over your shoes.
You can get them at any of the box stores, amazon, etc.

https://www.uline.com/Product/Detail...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 02-28-2021, 10:58 AM   #5
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If I see a fresh spill around the pump that I can't avoid standing in, I will usually drive to another pump, or alert the staff so they can spread kitty litter.
Fuel stops almost always include bathroom breaks so I will wash my hands. I have also rubbed my boots in the dirt if my wife says she can smell diesel when I get back in.
The smell has never bothered me enough to take any other measures.
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Old 02-28-2021, 11:14 AM   #6
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I worked Geotech for a few years doing Remediation of fuel spill sites. I still have my coveralls that I'd wear during the winter at spill sites and since 1996...I can still smell the Diesel fuel that got on them. They've probably been washed 50 time since then, but I can still smell it.
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Old 02-28-2021, 11:28 AM   #7
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pull away from pump a couple of extra feet . newer stations are usually cleaner. if you are in the diesel semi lanes ,there is usually always a mess of diesel on ground. grab some extra disposable gloves when you see them at a pump, usually free. keep in door of truck.
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Old 02-28-2021, 04:31 PM   #8
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Just call it 'eau de diesel" makes it smell much better.
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Old 02-28-2021, 05:34 PM   #9
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Go down to your local hardware store and buy a pack of the painter’s shoe coverings. Disposable.... keep a sealable plastic bag in the cab to put the coverings in after climbing back in. Remove before placing feet on cab carpet.
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Old 03-01-2021, 10:50 AM   #10
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Believe it or not, just use a shopping bag, one on each shoe and and tie the handles. Then drop in trash bin as you leave the pump. No cost and everyone has a couple dozen gazillion wal-mart bags, right?
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Old 03-01-2021, 11:16 AM   #11
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Believe it or not, just use a shopping bag, one on each shoe and and tie the handles. Then drop in trash bin as you leave the pump. No cost and everyone has a couple dozen gazillion wal-mart bags, right?
Well, that is a good idea, but..... I will laugh and point, same as I do to my friend who basically wears hazmat gear to empty his waste tanks.
My wife says growing up on a farm where we were covered with grease, oil, and crap all day has left me insensitive to others that don't see that as a natural, but washable state
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Well, that is a good idea, but..... I will laugh and point, same as I do to my friend who basically wears hazmat gear to empty his waste tanks.
My wife says growing up on a farm where we were covered with grease, oil, and crap all day has left me insensitive to others that don't see that as a natural, but washable state
Trust me, I worked milk barns for many years, I know what CRAP really is! BTW, I don't wear the bags but those that feel the need are welcome.
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