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COUNTY WEIGHTS & MEASURES MAKING SURE HOME HEATING OIL FUEL TRUCKS MEASURE UP Inspections Underway to Certify Fuel Delivery Vehicles for Home Heating Oil

(Swedesboro)  Gloucester County Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Bill Krebs joined the staff of the Office of Consumer Protection/Weights and Measures today at the Countys Road Department Yard to observe this years inspection and certification of fuel delivery trucks. 

With the industry reports that heating your home will hit record highs this winter it is imperative we protect our consumers by making sure they are getting what they are paying for, said Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney. 

Sweeney added, The County will certify more than 100 fuel delivery trucks this year which will confirm that the registers, meters and pumps are in proper working order.  The Freeholder Director noted that the vehicles are required to be certified once a year, and if any equipment has been serviced or replaced, they must be re-inspected.

If the vehicle passes the inspection they receive a yellow certification card from the County Weights and Measures Office, said Freeholder Bill Krebs, liaison to the Countys Office of Consumer Protection/Weights and Measures. 

Krebs said, These inspections are important to all county residents who depend on oil for their heating needs, especially with the price of home heating fuel anticipated to be so high this winter.  The inspection and certification ensures that residents are getting a gallon of fuel for the price they are paying.

The Freeholders said that residents can contact the Gloucester County Office of Consumer Protection/Weights and Measures, 856-384-6855 to find out whether a particular dealer has been inspected, or with concerns or complaints.