The basic question for a lot of businesses that require fuel for their vehicles and heavy equipment is if the most effective way to provide fuel is via an on-site storage tank (bulk fuel storage), or regular deliveries to directly fill the fuel tanks of each vehicle (wet hosing).
It is important to consider not just the cost per gallon of fuel, but also the time spent by drivers and operators to fuel their vehicles and the cost of buying and maintaining on-site bulk fuel storage. In different instances, wet hosing or bulk fuel storage may be the better solution.
Bulk Fueling or On-Site Fuel Storage
For many industries, storing fuel on-site makes the most sense for their operations. Bulk fueling is simply storing fuel, whether diesel or DEF, on-site in a safe (typically double-walled) fuel storage cube. This allows your equipment to be fueled at any time. One consideration you may need to think about is the value of your time and the time it takes to fuel your own equipment. Bulk fueling is broad and certain industries may require certain specific fuel storage standards to be met.
Certain businesses may benefit from on-site fuel storage, such as:
- Long-Term Construction Projects
- Real Estate Developments
- Farms and Ranches
- Shop Yards or Trades
- Rail Yards
Wet Hosing or Mobile Fueling
One of our favorite services to offer businesses is mobile fueling or wet hosing. This process can sometimes be called many different things – but it all means the same thing. Direct truck-to-truck fueling, truck-to-equipment fueling, wet-lining, and on-site mobile fueling are all terms used within the fueling industry to describe fuel from a source that is not stored on the job site.
The benefits of wet hosing are many. At Hart, we recommend this type of fueling for businesses that don’t want to worry about safe fuel storage or the costs associated with a fuel tank and containment berm. In addition, some businesses – for instance, a recent job we did in Wilmington, DE – don’t require constant fuel access, but need temporary fueling for generators or a combination. In this specific instance, on-site fuel storage was used in addition to wet hosing. Hart Fueling was able to step in and provide DEF and diesel wet hosing directly to the equipment on site. Other industries that may benefit from wet hosing include:
- Fleet Fueling
- Hard-to-Reach Jobs
- Disaster Response
- Reefer Trailers
The Best Fueling Option for Your Business
Whether you run a fleet, own a construction company, or respond to natural disasters – our experienced and knowledgeable team at Hart Fueling can help you determine what the best fueling option is for you. We love partnering with businesses for their fuel management needs and provide everything from fuel delivery and mobile fueling to generator refueling and safe on-site fuel storage. Get a quote today and let us work with you!