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Mr Jinx

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DB9

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Yep, I just erred in the side of caution and went to top up. Diesel was completely out and there was a queue of cars coming out on to the road at 8pm for what was left.

Won't be long till they're dry.
Because like you, The others "erred on the side of caution" Perhaps if you and others didn't there wouldn't be a risk of the pumps running dry?

I'd like to see the military driving the tankers while the Government looks for a permanent solution to this, Think it would help.
 

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Our local Tesco is out of unleaded because they haven't upgraded their pumps for E10. Early October is apparently the date promised for the new pumps to be fitted so over a week at least for Morrison's to cash in.
 

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Because like you, The others "erred on the side of caution" Perhaps if you and others didn't there wouldn't be a risk of the pumps running dry?
Yep.
I’m trying to see the difference between “erring on the side of caution” and panic buying.
No, there isn’t one. 🤷‍♂️
 

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Regarding tanker driver shortages, Once any new driver takes the initial HGV and passes, Isn't there an additional test for transporting fuel and other hazardous materials thus getting tanker drivers will take longer?
 

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Regarding tanker driver shortages, Once any new driver takes the initial HGV and passes, Isn't there an additional test for transporting fuel and other hazardous materials thus getting tanker drivers will take longer?
Indeed.
As well as a Driver's Qualification Card (CPC), issued by the DVLA after formal training in five one-day modules - a requirement for ALL vehicles over 3.5 Tonnes - drivers of vehicles containing hazardous goods also must possess ADR Certification which also requires formal training as well as passing an exam.

Of course, there is still scope for the government to waive either or both of the above requirements but do we REALLY want to see any unskilled Tom, Dick or Terrorist whizzing round the country behind the wheel of a 44 Tonne bomb?
 
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