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British Fuel Shortage : It's Come to This .... LOL

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posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 04:01 AM
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For me this was a laugh out loud moment on a damp Saturday morning , for the motorists involved probably not so much.

Mr Anderson, from Harworth, Nottinghamshire, said he was delivering cement to the David Wilson Homes development at Overstone on Thursday.

He was on the A43 when he first realised he was being followed.

"I didn't notice initially but then on the dual carriageway, I noticed nobody was overtaking me and saw a string of about 20 cars behind me," he said.

"When I eventually turned left into a road that would take me to the site entrance, all these cars turned left with me."

Three-quarters of a mile later, when he stopped at the site entrance, he heard car horns honking, he said.

Thinking something had fallen off his vehicle, he got out and saw the queue of vehicles.

"The man at the front wound down his window and asked me which petrol station I was going to," he said.

"When I said I wasn't, he asked me 'Why not?' and when I said I wasn't carrying petrol, he actually said 'You could have stopped and told us you weren't a petrol tanker.'


"I couldn't believe it... I just went full McEnroe and said 'You cannot be serious!'
www.bbc.co.uk...



So it's come to this , people wasting the fuel they have following tankers to get fuel , the stupidity of some sections of the Great British public knows no bounds.
Hint : If you're going to follow a tanker at least make sure it's a petrol tanker.



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 04:09 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Do cement trucks in the UK look like petrol tankers? Confusing account.

ETA. Saw the photos of that type of vehicle. Not what I was expecting.

Cheers
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posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 04:15 AM
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Do cement trucks in the UK look like petrol tankers? Confusing account.

Not really other than they are tankers but if you look at the the notices on the back of the tanker all the information is there.



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 04:26 AM
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Like mindless sheep, by design.



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 05:05 AM
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originally posted by: F2d5thCavv2
a reply to: gortex

Do cement trucks in the UK look like petrol tankers? Confusing account.

ETA. Saw the photos of that type of vehicle. Not what I was expecting.

Cheers


Cement is delivered to places that make concrete in bulker trailers that look similar, but not exactly like tankers. It's a powder that pretty much flows like a liquid.



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 05:08 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Sounds like more BS by the MSM to me, seen as they just make stuff these days. As thick as some people are you can’t be that thick those cement trucks look nothing like a fuel tanker do straters.

What’s concerning is this feels like some kind of test run and just how selfish people really are.



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 05:08 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: F2d5thCavv2




Do cement trucks in the UK look like petrol tankers? Confusing account.

Not really other than they are tankers but if you look at the the notices on the back of the tanker all the information is there.


Exactly, in the US, and I'm sure most countries gas/petrol tankers are required to be placarded as flammable or combustible. Along with a number that coincides with the product carried.



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 05:16 AM
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a reply to: gortex

A cement truck looks nothing like a petrol tanker. Unless the cement truck was actually a large tanker delivering dry cement powder.
I smell b.s. from the media for clicks.



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 05:20 AM
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We are back to the same mentality we saw at the start of the pandemic. Personally, as soon as I saw the initial reports of BP having one or two driver shortages, I guessed it would be Wowcher! again [54 toilet rolls] and everyone going mad.

Around these parts of Blighty, we had people posting on local Facebook groups stating their various ailments which makes them top priority. I kid you not, one particular individual who spent weeks on a rant about the fact they got knocked off their bike while riding on a footpath (technically illegal) like they do every day because of anxiety issues; was now ranting their OCD about having a full tank of fuel meant they simply had to be first in the queue to top off their 3/4 full tank.

Me? I simply parked the car up, with it's slightly over half-full tank, commuted by public transport for the last few weeks, and guessed it would all blow over soon.



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 05:23 AM
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originally posted by: SecretKnowledge
a reply to: gortex

A cement truck looks nothing like a petrol tanker. Unless the cement truck was actually a large tanker delivering dry cement powder.
I smell b.s. from the media for clicks.


It was a double bellied dry powder truck, which is pictured in the article linked in the OP.



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 05:45 AM
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a reply to: TwistedPsycho

OK, well i was right then. Carry on.



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 06:02 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
For me this was a laugh out loud moment on a damp Saturday morning , for the motorists involved probably not so much.

Mr Anderson, from Harworth, Nottinghamshire, said he was delivering cement to the David Wilson Homes development at Overstone on Thursday.

He was on the A43 when he first realised he was being followed.

"I didn't notice initially but then on the dual carriageway, I noticed nobody was overtaking me and saw a string of about 20 cars behind me," he said.

"When I eventually turned left into a road that would take me to the site entrance, all these cars turned left with me."

Three-quarters of a mile later, when he stopped at the site entrance, he heard car horns honking, he said.

Thinking something had fallen off his vehicle, he got out and saw the queue of vehicles.

"The man at the front wound down his window and asked me which petrol station I was going to," he said.

"When I said I wasn't, he asked me 'Why not?' and when I said I wasn't carrying petrol, he actually said 'You could have stopped and told us you weren't a petrol tanker.'


"I couldn't believe it... I just went full McEnroe and said 'You cannot be serious!'
www.bbc.co.uk...



So it's come to this , people wasting the fuel they have following tankers to get fuel , the stupidity of some sections of the Great British public knows no bounds.
Hint : If you're going to follow a tanker at least make sure it's a petrol tanker.

We are all stuck on the same island with these people.



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 06:18 AM
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a reply to: surfer_soul




Sounds like more BS by the MSM to me, seen as they just make stuff these days.

You've got the company name and the name of the driver , easily checkable.



What’s concerning is this feels like some kind of test run and just how selfish people really are.

That has already been demonstrated by selfish people on petrol forecourts around the country.



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 06:23 AM
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originally posted by: TwistedPsycho

originally posted by: SecretKnowledge
a reply to: gortex

A cement truck looks nothing like a petrol tanker. Unless the cement truck was actually a large tanker delivering dry cement powder.
I smell b.s. from the media for clicks.


It was a double bellied dry powder truck, which is pictured in the article linked in the OP.


Fuel tankers have labels on them saying they are fuel tankers, warning signs and such that motorists are supposed to know about. Did these people think it was going by stealth or something? Are we really supposed to believe they were on the motorway on the lookout for fuel? Or are the bbc trying to convince us that we are now living in the old movie mad max?


That reminds me I need to cancel my tv licence before the direct debit goes out.



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 06:25 AM
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That has already been demonstrated by selfish people on petrol forecourts around the country.


That was my point, by test run I meant an actual fuel shortage not an artificial one created by the MSM.




You've got the company name and the name of the driver , easily checkable.


Ok so we have to take his word for it then, okey dokey.
edit on 2-10-2021 by surfer_soul because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 06:37 AM
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Fuel tankers have labels on them saying they are fuel tankers, warning signs and such that motorists are supposed to know about.

The warning signs are for the emergency services in the event of an accident most car drivers don't know how to use their indicators around traffic islands how do you expect them to read signs on the back of a trailer.



Are we really supposed to believe they were on the motorway on the lookout for fuel?

They were on an Duel-Carriageway not a motorway , they probably thought it was making a local delivery.



Or are the bbc trying to convince us that we are now living in the old movie mad max?

Don't think they're trying to convince you of anything , just reporting the story.



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 06:38 AM
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a reply to: surfer_soul

Thing is, artificial or created, the knock on effect is the same.

And that's a Petrol shortage.

Which leads to all manner of other problems and dilemma to contend with.
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posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 06:49 AM
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That was my point, by test run I meant an actual fuel shortage not an artificial one created by the MSM.

There isn't a fuel shortage there's a driver shortage , fuel tanker drivers require an ADR HGV license which makes them specialists and many ADR drivers don't want to work for companies like Hoyer who deliver to most of the independent fuel stations which is why supermarkets who have their own drivers (and treat them better) still have fuel , until it's sucked up by selfish drivers who just want a full tank.



Ok so we have to take his word for it then, okey dokey.

Take his word or don't , it makes no difference.

What drivers say about Hoyer



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 06:54 AM
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how do you expect them to read signs on the back of a trailer.


Are those big logos on side like BP, Shell etc.. also for emergency services or do they give away wether it’s a fuel tanker not too?




Don't think they're trying to convince you of anything , just reporting the story.


You don’t think the MSM were trying to convince people there would be a fuel shortage in the first place when there wasn’t then? Because that’s exactly what they did. Now they are milking it for all they can. I saw a headline the other day, “Fuel shortages could go on until Christmas”

It’s disgusting they sow the fear and the panic and then mock people for acting out of fear and panic.



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 06:58 AM
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And then they have people labelling people 'sheeples' and hating increases.




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