A Day in the Life of a Delivery Driver

Hello, West Nova Fuels & Superline Fuels followers! I’m Scott, a delivery driver for the West Nova Fuels Lunenburg branch. People are always asking what it’s like to be an oil truck delivery driver so today I’m going to give you a little insight on what my job is like day-to-day!

My alarm goes off at 6:30 am, it’s always an early morning when you’re a delivery driver! I wake up, turn up the heat in my house (remember our tips to save money on heating include not heating a sleeping house!), and get breakfast ready for the kids. 

By 7:00 am I’m saying bye to my family and out the door to start up the truck and conduct my ‘pre-trip’ routine to make sure everything is in safe working order. That includes checking fluid levels and general wear and tear of various parts. 

At 7:30 am I usually arrive at the office to pick up my delivery tickets. Then I head to the bulk plant to fill up the truck with heating oil.

An hour later, I’m in Lunenburg for my first delivery. Most deliveries take less than ten minutes to fill up the oil tank and leave the ticket at the door of the customer’s house. 

There is one that always takes longer…One of my favourite customers to visit is Capone. He’s a 200lb Rottweiler who absolutely must be given a treat before we get down to work delivering his family’s heating oil. He’s the friendliest dog in the world so I always make sure to have lots of treats on hand!

By noon I’m ready for a break and sit down to a quick lunch before heading out on my afternoon deliveries. Did you know that delivery drivers can travel 200-300km in one day, depending on how many times we need to return to the bulk plant to fill up the truck, which holds 18,500L of heating oil. Being a delivery driver is not easy but it’s very rewarding to know we are keeping people warm in the winter.

5:00pm is usually the end of my work day and I head home and do my post trip checks to make sure the truck is still in good condition. The rest of the evening is mine to spend at home with my family!

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my day! Next time you see a West Nova Fuels or Superline Fuels truck on the road give us delivery drivers a wave!

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West Nova Fuels Bridgewater

81 North Park Street
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
B4V 2R7
902-543-2594
1-888-543-2594
Open: 8am – 5pm

West Nova Fuels Propane Bridgewater

65 MacCulloch Rd
Cookville, Nova Scotia
B4V 7P1
902-530-3150
Open: 8am – 5pm

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Nova Scotia, New Brunswick
1-888-659-5823

West Nova Fuels Digby

218 Victoria Street
Digby, Nova Scotia
B0V 1A0
902-245-2202
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

Superline Fuels Halifax

3451 Barrington St
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 2X8
902-429-0740
Open: 8 am – 5 pm

West Nova Fuels Propane - Kentville

909 Park St
Kentville, Nova Scotia
B4N 5H3
902-679-8800
Open: 8am – 5pm

West Nova Fuels Lunenburg

73 Falkland St
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
B0J 2C0
902-634-3835
1-800-561-3835
Burner Service: 902-634-4700
Chester: 902-275-4775
Open: 8am – 5pm

Superline Fuels Parrsboro

3306 Highway 2
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
B0M 1S0
902-254-3019
Springhill: 902-763-3303
Open: 8am – 5pm

West Nova Fuels Port Williams

28 Highway 358 Greenwich
Port Williams, Nova Scotia
B4P 2R2
902-542-3318
Hantsport: 902-684-3324
Open: 8am – 5pm

West Nova Fuels Shelburne

91 Falls Lane Rd.
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
B0T 1W0
902-875-3711
Propane: 902-530-3150
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

Superline Fuels Truro

208 Industrial Ave
Truro, Nova Scotia
B2N 6V4
902-893-7105
North Shore: 902-548-2991
Springhill: 902-763-3303
Open: 8am – 5pm

West Nova Fuels Wilmot

RR2; 15048 Highway 1
Kingston, Nova Scotia
B0P 1R0
902-765-2769
Open: 8am – 5pm

West Nova Fuels Woods Harbour

20 Falls Point Rd
Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia
B0W 2E0
902-723-2455
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

West Nova Fuels Yarmouth

211 Water St
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
B5A 1L9
902-742-5450
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

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