Getting heating oil to where it’s needed is an important job, and it can be a complicated one. The truck that delivers the oil is outfitted with an enormous tank that will hold the oil. The first step in the process is to fill the tank with oil. This takes specialized equipment that the oil delivery person will have access to in order to safely add oil to the truck from a hose.
Oil delivery people have to know how to use two complicated sets of controls in order to deliver the oil safely.
The controls that control the truck come with different sets of brakes and many different settings for different situations. There is another set of controls that is all about the oil in the tank. This measures the amount of oil that is leaving the truck during a delivery, and it can be printed out for records.
The delivery person keeps careful records so that they always know how big an order is, how much is in the tank, and how much has been delivered to the customer. There may be many different clients on the roster for the day, and the technician drives the truck to each of them for their heating oil delivery.