This “Fuel Island Review Pilot New Jersey Carneys Point” is a review of the fuel island at the Pilot Travel Center in Carney’s Point, NJ, USA.
This review is being conducted based upon our own expectations of what a fuel island that caters to professional truck drivers of commercial motor vehicles should be like. Mike’s driver manager at his trucking company has said that the company wants feedback from their drivers regarding their fuel solutions (locations where they are assigned to get fuel). If the drivers have a bad experience, they are to report that and if the company receives enough bad reports about a particular fueling location, the company will look for alternatives. In this way, there is an economic incentive for truck stops to provide what drivers need and want when they arrive at a fueling location.
For our review, we are choosing to assign a number to each aspect of the fuel island experience:
- “5” is excellent;
- “4” is very good;
- “3” is average or ok;
- “2” is unsatisfactory and needs attention;
- “1” is poor and needs immediate corrective action; and
- “N/A” means not applicable.
We are choosing not to identify a specific bay because we figure that what goes at one bay at a facility will generally be true at all of them.
Fuel Island Review
Location: Pilot Travel Center, Carney’s Point, NJ, I-295, exit 2C
Grading categories: “Fuel Island Review Pilot New Jersey Carneys Point”
|Fuel island area was clean, devoid of fuel and oil on ground||3|
|Trash barrels were emptied or had little trash in them||1|
|Fuel pump was in good working order and delivered fuel in a timely manner||5|
|Card reader and keypad was in good working order||5|
|Transaction required no additional action from driver inside the facility||5|
|There were sufficient paper towels for checking oil or cleaning||4|
|Windshield washing fluid was present, was sufficiently clean and had soap in it for cutting grease and bug guts||1|
|There was a long handled squeegee with both sides in good working order for reaching truck windshields without having to get up on the truck||3|
|A water spigot with hose was present and in good working order||1|
|An air hose with commercial truck tire pressure was available on at least every other bay||5|
|Bays with ULSD (ultra low sulfur diesel) were well marked||N/A|
|Friendliness and courtesy of facility staff, combined with wait time||N/A|
Fuel Island Review Pilot New Jersey Carneys Poin
|Categories being graded at this facility:||10|
|Total points for all categories:||33|
|Grade for fuel island at this facility (points/categories):||3.3|
Observations: “Fuel Island Review Pilot New Jersey Carneys Point”
This is a really small truck stop with a limited number of fuel bays and only about 11 parking spaces after the bays and maybe 2 more to the left.
On the day that we came through, there were two trucks parked in the fire lane on our way in and the few “available” legal parking spaces after the bays that were really inaccessible after coming through a bay because of insufficient room to swing a truck between the bays and the spaces. With the other 2 parking spaces to the left filled, we were unable to park to go in and get a shower after fueling.
We observed how with trucks parked in the fire lane, trucks entering the fuel bays with other trucks to their right did not have sufficient room to swing their rigs to enter a bay straight-on but the drivers had to jack their trucks from an angle. This can be dangerous.
This facility does not have enough room before or after the bays for easy maneuvering. May Pilot never built another facility like this again!