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I managed to get the van fuelled up this morning.

Pity I had to cancel my days work due to the weather.

Back on it tomorrow.

That car is currently showing 40 mile range so that's my next task but not many stations stocking super unleaded 😞

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1 hour ago, hobinfoot said:

We drove down from the lakes earlier today and most stations had petrol but diesel wasn’t available in many of them.

a rush on vegitable oil next then😁 

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3 hours ago, dan2802 said:

I managed to get the van fuelled up this morning.

Pity I had to cancel my days work due to the weather.

Back on it tomorrow.

That car is currently showing 40 mile range so that's my next task but not many stations stocking super unleaded 😞

Esso garage on price of wales road garage had some in earlier as I got some top grade diesel but there is a £30 fill limit.

 

 

Back in 2006 when I was doing my HGV test I was told by one of the trainers that there would be a driver shortage as most HGV drivers would be approaching retirement and that not many people were interested in becoming HGV drivers and that was before Brexit was even thought about.

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44 minutes ago, mafya said:

Esso garage on price of wales road garage had some in earlier as I got some top grade diesel but there is a £30 fill limit.

 

 

Back in 2006 when I was doing my HGV test I was told by one of the trainers that there would be a driver shortage as most HGV drivers would be approaching retirement and that not many people were interested in becoming HGV drivers and that was before Brexit was even thought about.

There is a massive shortage in this country of car mechanics and MOT testers, yet I bet you still manage to get your car fixed, serviced and tested. Brexit consequence denier alert much. :rolleyes:

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25 minutes ago, Dardandec said:

There is a massive shortage in this country of car mechanics and MOT testers, yet I bet you still manage to get your car fixed, serviced and tested. Brexit consequence denier alert much. :rolleyes:

I actually hold an HGV licence from 2006 and back then the trainer told us there would be a driver shortage as many would be retiring and not be replaced by new ones as the industry was not attracting new drivers plus extra pointless regulations ie 35 hrs of doc driver hours every 5 years without any exam and you could do the same 7 hour module 5 times.

I’m not a denier I’m actually someone who gave up the job as the wages were crap. My licence is still valid as I keep it renewed but I have not done the 35 hours and there are any others like me. Also read this=  https://www.thegrocer.co.uk/supply-chain/the-real-causes-of-the-hgv-driver-shortage-and-why-we-cant-blame-it-all-on-brexit/659841.article
and then you will realise that Brexit isn’t solely to blame.

Its about time our Govt started training more people up to fill these jobs instead of relying on imported labour and it’s not just HGV drivers it’s in all industries/professions.

37 minutes ago, Dardandec said:

There is a massive shortage in this country of car mechanics and MOT testers, yet I bet you still manage to get your car fixed, serviced and tested. Brexit consequence denier alert much. :rolleyes:

I also did mechanics at Castle college  and I’m also a city & guilds qualified motorcycle mechanic so if ever you can’t get a mechanic give me a shout but I don’t accept peanuts as payment!

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The only time I ever panic buy, is when the barman shouts "LAST ORDERS"

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35 minutes ago, L00b said:

Fuel HGV drivers of company delivering for BP to vote on strike action this week

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-27/u-k-truck-company-that-works-for-bp-could-face-strike-action

 

It’s only Tuesday and I’m out of popcorn already! 😂

 

Hmmm... :huh:


I didn't realise there was a shortage of popcorn in the EU!

 

I'd better nip off to Aldi a bit sharpish... :hihi:

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14 hours ago, Delbow said:

Reminds me of the time a mate texted me to say "Took me 4 hours to get out of Leeds"

I used to have a Sherpa mini bus :suspect::lol:8)

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Big delays at Swansea can’t be helping things. 

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1 hour ago, L00b said:

Fuel HGV drivers of company delivering for BP to vote on strike action this week

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-27/u-k-truck-company-that-works-for-bp-could-face-strike-action

 

It’s only Tuesday and I’m out of popcorn already! 😂

 

Smart move by Unite. After all, if forecourts can hike prices due to the shortage (see tinfoilhat's £1.64 per litre yesterday) then workers should be able to take advantage of the same market conditions.

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13 minutes ago, Delbow said:

Smart move by Unite. After all, if forecourts can hike prices due to the shortage (see tinfoilhat's £1.64 per litre yesterday) then workers should be able to take advantage of the same market conditions.

Forecourts have had extra costs in employing stewards to marshal the panic buyers and anti Brexit mob causing problems at petrol stations. 

Also the profit margin is very low on petrol and the sites are most likely losing money because people who buy other things in their shops will be staying away due to the queues and traffic jams.  

 

A selfish move by Unite or anyone else threatening to go on strike.

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