Fuel tankers cited for violations at Holtsville checkpoint

Full story: Newsday 23
Authorities pulled over 87 fuel tanker trucks in Holtsville on Tuesday to check whether they were operating safely and abiding by consumer and environmental laws. Read more
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Since: Nov 07

Brooklyn

#1 Dec 12, 2007
who cares
That explains it

Fort Lee, NJ

#2 Dec 12, 2007
How these guys can routinely put 275 gallons into a 550 gallon tank that shows a drawdown of only 150 gallons...
u Dique

Shirley, NY

#3 Dec 12, 2007
Good work, some of these trucks are dangerous.
No Comment

Cresskill, NJ

#4 Dec 12, 2007
I think they should have a sting and pull over the dump trucks. Those sand trucks are brutal. They speed and zip in and out of traffic, while their cargo is blowing all over the road ruining cars and windshields every where. Their poor excuse for a tarp does not come close to covering their overloaded cargo.

God help those of us on motorcycles.
CDL-A

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Dec 12, 2007
Two trucks were cited by the Internal Revenue Service for using untaxed home heating oil to power the vehicles, instead of gasoline.

Get your story right Snoozeday! I never knew we had dual fuel trucks? Diesel maybe?
BROKEN WINDshield

Southold, NY

#6 Dec 12, 2007
No Comment wrote:
I think they should have a sting and pull over the dump trucks. Those sand trucks are brutal. They speed and zip in and out of traffic, while their cargo is blowing all over the road ruining cars and windshields every where. Their poor excuse for a tarp does not come close to covering their overloaded cargo.
God help those of us on motorcycles.
I agree, rooling death traps to the four wheelers on the road.

Since: May 07

Patchogue, NY

#7 Dec 12, 2007
DID ANYONE HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT ALCUS FUEL?
LMAO AT CDL-A

Smithtown, NY

#8 Dec 12, 2007
Hey CDL -A read the story again. They where using number 2 fuel oil as a fuel, not carrying both. Its common because its cheaper then diesal. If you know anything about it you would realize your comments are assinine.
CDL-A ??? Maybe CDL-F
Sparky

Hempstead, NY

#9 Dec 12, 2007
CDL-A wrote:
Two trucks were cited by the Internal Revenue Service for using untaxed home heating oil to power the vehicles, instead of gasoline.
Get your story right Snoozeday! I never knew we had dual fuel trucks? Diesel maybe?
Ugh,#2 heating oil and diesel are the same thing.

A guy in my neighborhood is a repair guy for one of the home oil companies. Coincidentally both his work truck and suv are diesel powered. Want To bet this guy isn't siphoning the tank, or loading up from one of their trucks?
No Comment

Cresskill, NJ

#10 Dec 12, 2007
CDL-A wrote:
Two trucks were cited by the Internal Revenue Service for using untaxed home heating oil to power the vehicles, instead of gasoline.
Get your story right Snoozeday! I never knew we had dual fuel trucks? Diesel maybe?
CDL-A - This is very common among unscrupulous companies and drivers. They use home heating oil to fuel their vehicles.
Had enough

Cresskill, NJ

#11 Dec 12, 2007
No Comment wrote:
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CDL-A - This is very common among unscrupulous companies and drivers. They use home heating oil to fuel their vehicles.
Newsday reported
"Two trucks were cited by the Internal Revenue Service for using untaxed home heating oil to power the vehicles, instead of gasoline."

I think the point CDL was making, you could not use heating oil in a Gasoline powered engine.
You would use Heating fuel in a Diesel powered engine.
So the "Instead of Gasoline" statement is bad reporting.

Yes Diesel is and #2 heating oil are the same, just taxed differently.

State and Feds need their cut.
This is why Bio-Diesel will never become big. You can make it at home.
CDL-A

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Dec 12, 2007
CDL-A wrote:
Two trucks were cited by the Internal Revenue Service for using untaxed home heating oil to power the vehicles, instead of gasoline.
Get your story right Snoozeday! I never knew we had dual fuel trucks? Diesel maybe?
Thanks for stealing my nic buttwhipe!

The report should include the names of the carriers so that consumers can make informed decisions on which to use. Not knowing doesn't give consumers the advantage of protecting themselves from being ripped off.

How about publicizing the names of these carriers?
wow

Patchogue, NY

#15 Dec 12, 2007
Guesse what many trucks use no.2 in there tanks. Take a look at all these tractors i would guesse a very large percent use no.2. Boats are another big one.. Seeing the old home heating fuel truck at the docks in aug. is pretty funny...
wow

Patchogue, NY

#16 Dec 12, 2007
Thats why you buy a diesel truck... A lot of the contractors due that...
Sparky wrote:
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Ugh,#2 heating oil and diesel are the same thing.
A guy in my neighborhood is a repair guy for one of the home oil companies. Coincidentally both his work truck and suv are diesel powered. Want To bet this guy isn't siphoning the tank, or loading up from one of their trucks?
wow

Patchogue, NY

#17 Dec 12, 2007
They should ban home heating fuel delivery trucks. Very dangerouse stuff.
wow

Patchogue, NY

#18 Dec 12, 2007
Should check those Newsday Trucks they seem to blow a lot of smoke....
wow

Patchogue, NY

#19 Dec 12, 2007
Many Many truckers excavators and such run number 2 in there trucks and machines. I love to see all the home heatin trucks at the docks early morning for those diesel boats..
Pete

Staten Island, NY

#20 Dec 12, 2007
That explains it wrote:
How these guys can routinely put 275 gallons into a 550 gallon tank that shows a drawdown of only 150 gallons...
What???
ITS TRUE

AOL

#22 Dec 12, 2007
I LEFT THIS JOB AND USE WORK THERE, ITS VERY VERY DANGEROUS AND PAY GARBAGE AND IM HAPPY NOW I GOT BETTER JOB 60 .00 DOLLAR HOURS AND WORK 11 YEARS AND HAPPY ! DUH
STOP

AOL

#23 Dec 12, 2007
STOP STOP SMOKE CRACK

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