Originally Posted by amr40509
Yikes - where do you live that truck stops aren't offering on-road taxed fuel? Some offer off-road fuel for use in the generators that power refrigerated trailers, but they are going to predominantly offer on-road.
I would be shocked if anyone ever thought to dip the tank of a Jeep for dyed fuel - but do know that a lot of the bigger privately owned trucks (3/4 and 1 ton pickups) do get dipped during stops and at places like cattle auctions where you see a lot of farmers. Fines are huge.
I'm in Puget Sound. The farmers and fishermen act allows some to qualify where normally they would not and there are in any event many of both in the area who do qualify without. There is also what I would guess is one of the highest per capita small boat ownership percentages in the nation here. I'm sure however that all those people spin around and move to the other side of the pump to fill their trucks after filling the boat. O_o
You do have a good point though, this area is probably not very well representative of the nation as a whole. And yes, I worded that poorly, what I see outside of the marine sales is a station offering both or on road only. Some people might not be aware that there is a difference though and that was what I was pointing out. I have used off road fuel all my life on the water and didn't learn about the road stuff till I got my first diesel truck back when since in the bulk fuel sales commercially (I burn about 4 gallons a minute on my boat) the fuel is not dyed. It was my thinking that other folks might not be aware of the pretty pink stuff and what it was.