Typically, would get list of stops, then do pre-trip inspection, then enter information on the "Raven" computer in your truck. Then proceed to your deliveries. Usually you'll run out of product before too long, and then have to return to refill the propane tank, and maybe the fuel tank too. Towards the end of your run, you'll call in to see if there's any more deliveries to be done. In the middle of the season, there's lots to do, so you need to prepare for a long time out. It can be very hectic and stressful at first, but usually the locations of the customers tanks is what takes a lot of time at first, and figuring out where the best parking place would be. However, when it's very icy road conditions out, the trucks are very dangerous and easily slip and slide. Also the trucks are very top-heavy and can easily roll over if you aren't very careful. Even if you are careful, some driveways can be extremely bad for such a vehicle. Customers will call in for all kinds of reasons, so, if you do go off the road for any reason, be sure to call in to give the dispatcher "heads-up". You may need to fill out a "property damage report" many times. Management has times for how long it should take to complete each delivery, and will question your performance daily. This can be very stressful in itself, let alone the fact that you're driving an extremely dangerous truck, with no benefits other than Workman's Comp. Co-workers are very friendly and understanding of the dangers.
lots of overtime during height of season
trucks easily slip and slide even on slightly wet roads. Timed stops