Bulk fuel hurricane preparation is a serious matter. Hurricanes can devastate communities and create disaster situations overnight. They can also bring your business to a screeching halt if you aren’t prepared. If your business relies on fuel to keep going, then you must take the necessary steps to set yourself up to thrive during a disaster. Bulk fuel delivery can become very difficult after a hurricane, but you don’t have to fall victim to the stresses of the high fuel demand. We can help you prepare so you and your business are ready to navigate the post-hurricane landscape.
Here are 4 steps you should take for bulk fuel hurricane preparation.
Hurricanes have a major effect on bulk fuel, even before they make landfall. It’s important to know what to expect when it comes to ordering and storing bulk fuel during this time. First of all, expect higher bulk fuel prices. Due to the heavy demand on fuel during disasters like hurricanes, the supply can be strained, resulting in higher prices. Expect to pay more and don’t neglect your fuel supply to save money. It is more important to be prepared before, during, and after a hurricane. You can also except longer lead times for fuel delivery, limited fuel delivery availability, longer wait times, and fewer fuel deliveries in general.
Every business located within an area where a hurricane can cause damage should have hurricane procedures in place for their business. While your first priority should be a plan to ensure the safety of your employees, you should also have a plan in place for your business, like a business continuity plan. Check to make sure all of your equipment, like fuel pumps, etc., is functioning properly. Have backup equipment in place just in case of primary equipment failure. This includes replacement pumps, backup batteries, and hand pumps. Most importantly, make sure your emergency generator fuel is topped off.
Experiencing a fuel shortage before, during, and after a major disaster can prove catastrophic to you and your business. Before a hurricane makes landfall, schedule a fuel delivery from your bulk fuel provider to top off all of your fuel tanks. Even if your fuel tanks are relatively fuel to begin with, top them off anyway. If you have remote locations that require or store fuel, schedule a fuel delivery for them. Also, make sure your fuel supplier has all the contact information they need for your emergency contacts and assist them with alternate routes for delivery in case of major road closures. It is also important for you and your team to be prepared with realistic expectations. Fuel delivery times will be longer or only available at inconvenient times, like overnight, and you can expect smaller, more frequent loads.
Even if your business suffered little to no damage and your overall business hasn’t been affected by the storm, schedule a fuel delivery immediately after a hurricane hits. Fuel will be in high demand and it may take days for fuel delivery. Do this even if just to top of your tanks again, and to refill emergency generators and drums. Stay in communication with your suppliers during this process and make sure you are in good standing with them financially as well.
At Moffitt Services, we understand the unpredictability that hurricanes can bring. We have built our business to thrive during disaster situations so you and your business can make it though with little to no down time. Our bulk fuel delivery services are backed by our stellar reputation, especially in times of need. Call us today to schedule a fuel delivery before hurricane season comes in full swing. We’ll help you with your bulk fuel hurricane preparation so you can take care of everything else.