It begins with rain and ends with snow along with the possibility of ice with the bulk of precipitation falling Saturday afternoon and evening throughout the Ohio Valley and Western PA region. The forecast is calling for strong winds with gusts to 35 mph.
Here are some quick tips to keep your equipment running smoothly:
- If possible, start equipment and let it run for a short period of time each day over the weekend.
- If you experience filter issues, cut the filter open and determine if it’s fuel waxing/gelling or water. To help determine the difference, leave the filter at room temperature. If the substance on the filter melts away, the filter plugging was caused by water.
- Make sure you are treating your fuel with winter additive, even if loads are received on warmer days. If you receive infrequent fuel deliveries, ask your sales representative about double treating and the benefits it can offer.
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Something that many may forget around this time of year is the impact of demand in the fuel industry. The increase in fuel usage can catch many off guard and unprepared when coordinating their fuel schedules. Beyond the increase in demand the winter always brings its own challenges such as inclement weather causing delays and closures.
Ever watch a sport where a backup player enters a game only to perform at a level much lower than those getting the frequent playing time? Is it because that player truly is a bench player who has less talent than the ones getting the reps? Or could it have something to do with the fact that they are being asked to perform without the proper skills, coaching, or training? Things such as lack of training, warm up periods, stretching, or enough game time experience could all play a part in why a backup player may under perform.