Gas Rationing Commanded in 12 N.J. Counties

Gas Rationing Commanded in 12 N.J. CountiesAs time goes by and as residents of the Tri-state area have been steadily adjusting to what has become a small normality in our everyday lives. After Hurricane Sandy passed through the areas devastating homes, businesses, and schools alike, we have been faced with having to clean up and take stock in what we have in front of us.

Some of us were lucky while others have to bear the burden of contacting a local automobile transport specialist to have their cars pulled from where ever they may be buried. Even with that said, there is still the issue of gasoline and how to acquire it.

When Hurricane Sandy hit everyone knows of the turmoil that ensued during the strong winds and pounding rain. But no one realized what was happening to the pumping stations that normally provide fuel to thousands of people in the Tri-state area.

After the storm moved on, the pumping stations needed to get their hands on some reliable auto haulers, to move severely damaged trucks, vans, and semis to local mechanics to get the flow of gas moving again. As corny as it sounds, it is very true. After all of the automobile shipping & transport quotes were handled, and paid for. The next task was to get the pumping system up and running again.

This is where the major problem kicked in. The lack of power, combined with the amount of damage caused was not allowing fuel to ship to where it needed to go. When the word got out about the fuel issue, a very strict regulation was put onto consumption.

Governor Christie initiated a temporary law that, allotted gas stations to give out or sell fuel in a particular fashion. This implementation came into play first in New York City and then it found its way to New Jersey immediately after Governor Christie initiated a fuel ration for 12 counties in New Jersey.

The fuel pact is as follows: Drivers of vehicles who have license plates ending in odd numbers could only buy gas on odd numbered days. The same premise goes for drivers with even numbered plates, and even days. Emergency vehicles, semis and buses were all exempt from this rule. Needless to say, residents didn’t like it while others were happy to see some gathering of common sense.

As it stands today, odd and even fuel purchasing is still in effect and residents have noticed how there are now more tow trucks and haulers making their presence known as they come in scooping up cars that have been waiting to either be fixed, or scrapped.

The consensus of the fuel situation made a lot of drivers think about something. As much as they needed to have our vehicles moved due to damages, what would they have done if the auto transportation companies could not procure the fuel needed to keep their own car carriers on the road? We’re just glad that everyone can now try to get back some resemblance of what they used to have and begin to make something better for their future.