Fuel and Propane Delivery Service
Meyer Oil & LP delivers in Sauk, Richland, Juneau, and Vernon counties
Meyer Oil & LP serves clients with fuel and propane delivery primarily in Sauk, Richland, Juneau, and Vernon Counties. We deliver approximately in a 25 mile radius. For a larger volume we will drive a little further.
We carry a bulk minimum of 125 gallons for fuel delivery, and 200 gallons for propane delivery. That is our break-even point based on the cost of the fuel versus the cost to run the trucks and pay our drivers. For a delivery charge we will deliver smaller amounts.
We deliver to farms, homes, businesses, and construction sites.
We deliver fuel and propane to farms, homes, and businesses at their business location as well as on-site for construction. We don’t deliver to gas stations.
Our Fuel and Propane Delivery Trucks
Our fuel and propane delivery trucks hold roughly 2700 gallons. As we get calls, we keep a log of all the calls we get every day for what people are looking for. The drivers organize it into efficient delivery loads. That way they know they have 2000 gallons of diesel and 500 gallons of gas. They drop it off at the various sites, come back and refill their trucks and start over.
The tanks on our trucks have five different compartments, and if we need to we can hold five different kinds of fuel at the same time. Except for propane delivery, in that truck, it is just propane.
We have four full time drivers and one seasonal driver who helps us out in the winter months. We own and operate a total of seven trucks; three trucks for fuel delivery of all fuels other than propane, three trucks for propane delivery, and one truck for bulk oil delivery. We currently have a couple of new trucks in production.
We store all our fuels in the same location, down the street from our office, right off the '400' trail in Reedsburg. We have all the fuels there except diesel which we only deliver by truck. We have some real tall silo shaped tanks where we store most of our fuel and a couple of pumps with some small thousand gallon underground tanks that we keep refilling everyday.
Fuel and Propane Delivery "Year-Round"
The winter months are busiest for delivery of heating oil. But there is never not a busy time. Starting the end of September we work on harvest. Starting in October, depending on the weather, we start on home heating with fuel and propane delivery, which carries us through March. Then the farmers are back in the fields for spring planting.
There is an overlap with planting and still heating, if the weather is not warm enough. Once the heating season is done, towards the end of April, we are tearing down trucks.We focus a lot on getting fuel out to the farms, so they can get their crops in the field.
Once crops are planted, between mid-June and late July until September when harvest starts again, we are working on trucks, fixing them, getting everything ready to go because we will have nine months of running around again. In the summer time we offer contracts to our LP customers to lock in their price for propane delivery during the upcoming heating season. So they will have what they need.
Fuel and Propane Delivery "Within 24 hours"
We usually deliver within 24 hours. If a customer calls in the middle of January and tells us their tank is empty and their house is getting cold, we can get there a little sooner than 24 hours. We will make sure they don’t freeze to death overnight. For the average person who calls in and asks us to bring them 200 gallons of diesel, we will get it to them today if we have time yet, otherwise for sure we will bring it tomorrow. Then some people ask to be put on the schedule for a certain month. We can deliver on specific dates. Vacation homes for example. If they call us and tell us they will be up from Chicago this week, we can deliver them fuel or propane while they are there. That works out really well.
We can get any amount of fuel within a day. We can deliver LP gas in the amount of whatever your tank holds. Some people have a two hundred gallon, some a five hundred gallon and some a thousand gallon tank.