Because fuel and lube trucks spend much of their time working around large equipment and transporting flammable liquids to them in the field, it's critical for their operators to do so safely. This training course teaches the fundamentals of operating a fuel and lube truck manufactured by Wabash in a mine environment. The principles it covers are also applicable to other brands of lube trucks and other settings.
- Lesson 1 introduces safety rules that apply to a fuel and lube truck operator, including: personal protective equipment requirements, mounting the machine with three points of contact, advice on moving equipment, smoking policies, nozzle and pump procedures, contacting operators before moving into their work area, and the principles of safe off-road driving.
- Lesson 2 identifies the major components found on a fuel and lube truck and explains how to perform pre-use inspection checks on each of them. This lesson covers how to approach the truck, how to claim the machine, the lube house and bulk fuel tank inspection, lube dispensing bay, emergency shut-down controls, fuel dispensing bay, primary fuel pump and shut-off valves, oil tanks, pumps, hose reels, remote filling bay receivers, and the used filter compartment.
- Lesson 3 explains the steps to service equipment, starting with how to approach the machine that needs to be serviced and the precautions to take when doing so. This lesson outlines the steps to follow when re-fueling auxiliary equipment such as light plants, and situations that would require a personal lock and tag to be used. It gives pointers on contacting the dispatcher before entering an area, being familiar with the work schedules of equipment that is to be serviced, steps to follow when greasing equipment, and what to do when servicing is completed.
- Lesson 4—At least once per shift, fuel and lube operators need to fill up the service truck's bulk fuel and oil tanks. This lesson explains the proper procedures for approaching the lube island, checking receptacles, connecting the fuel transfer nozzle, attaching the fuel and static electricity monitoring system, fuel transfer, monitoring the refueling process, what to do when fueling is complete, and evacuating the waste oil tank.