NFPA 30A defines “motor fuel dispensing facility” and “fleet motor fuel dispensing facility”, but the differences between the two are not always clear. What exactly is covered by the latter definition?
Simply, at a fleet motor fuel dispensing facility, the fueling system and its operation and the vehicles being fueled are under common control or common ownership. So, for example, a charter bus service can have its own fuel storage and dispensing operation and its own garage for repairs, thereby taking advantage of several lenient provisions of NFPA 30A. Conversely, any situation where fuel is dispensed to vehicles that are not directly controlled or owned by the same entity, including farm co-ops and similar closed membership operations, is treated the same as a traditional retail service station.