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Tips For Managing Your Fuel Supply During An Emergency

Friday, August 30th, 2019
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There are a few reasons why you might need to use your emergency fuel supply, including natural disasters and even shortages. Whether you run a construction crew or a fleet for your city, this is a vital resource you can’t afford to be without. Here are some tips to help you manage your emergency fuel.

Create and maintain a plan

The first step in managing emergency fuel is to have a plan to do so successfully. This may seem obvious, but many companies and fleets don’t have a solid plan. You need to know how much fuel you might need during an emergency first. Keep in mind that you may actually need to use more fuel than you usually do in some emergencies. Once you have a plan in place, be sure to train everyone on proper procedure.

Deciding how much fuel you might use

During emergencies like tornadoes or hurricanes, fuel supplies are often blocked off. This means that when you are planning for an emergency, you should consider getting more than you would usually get from your supplier. Start by planning for one week without a fuel supply and go from there. Also, consider that your business or fleet may be serving the community, which will take even more of your emergency supply.

Keep storage tanks on-site

When you have your own fuel storage tanks on your property, you can manage your emergency supply much easier. Keep the amount you have calculated in your tanks when you think emergencies may happen, for example during hurricane season. Never let your fuel supply drop too low, even when you don’t think a disaster can happen. You can always top your tanks off if needed.

Choose the right wholesale fuel supplier

When choosing a supplier, you should keep a few things in mind. First, don’t go with the cheapest option. Doing so is a risk because they may not be reliable or have good-quality products. Second, ask about the benefits of working with each supplier. Some offer fast delivery and others offer fixed-price contracts.

Third, remember that availability is most important when it comes to emergency fuel. Finally, focus on the fact that your fleet takes priority during an emergency. If the supplier doesn’t have enough resources to help you when you need it most, you can’t serve your community.

Emergency fuel from Kendrick Oil Company

If you need high-quality wholesale fuel Products and Services before, during, or after an emergency, Kendrick Oil Company can help. You can reach us at (800) 299-3991 or Send Us an email to learn more about what we offer. We serve clients throughout Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Louisiana.