Cardlock Use Agreement



This agreement made this day of by and between ROBERT V. JENSEN, INC. (hereinafter called RVJ), and (hereinafter called CUSTOMER).

CUSTOMER represents to RVJ that CUSTOMER and all CUSTOMER’s employees and agents who will use RVJ and Commercial FuelingNetwork (CFN) property and equipment will be instructed in the safe and proper use of the fuel dispensing equipment and are required tofamiliarize themselves with the location and function of the emergency equipment provided at RVJ or CFN fueling site(s). Further,CUSTOMER and all of CUSTOMER’s employees and agents will comply with all state laws and regulations regarding dispensing of fuel as wellas compiling with all posted rules and notices located at the fueling site(s).

CUSTOMER further represents that CUSTOMER and all CUSTOMER’s employees and agents who will purchase biodiesel through RVJ orCFN fueling site(s) will be informed of the potential risks in using biodiesel and will be instructed in the safe and proper use of the biodieseldispensing equipment, as described in the Appendix to this Agreement.

CUSTOMER agrees to provide RVJ with any requested information regarding the performance of biodiesel and/or any issues that theCUSTOMER observes while using biodiesel. This information is critical to allow RVJ to complete the required quarterly reports to the CaliforniaDepartment of Measurement Standards. If the CUSTOMER changes, adds, or removes vehicles from the total number utilizing biodiesel, theCUSTOMER further agrees to immediately provide RVJ with the Make, Model, and Year of the vehicle(s) subjected to the change.

CUSTOMER agrees to defend, indemnify and hold RVJ free and harmless from any and all claims, actions, losses, damages, injuries, liabilitiesand costs (including attorney’s fees) resulting from the CUSTOMER’s use of biodiesel in its vehicles and/or negligence or misuse of RVJ’sproperty and equipment by CUSTOMER or CUSTOMER’s employees and agents.

CUSTOMER agrees to keep pin numbers separate from all cards issued. For cards issued with a floating PIN system, CUSTOMER herebyacknowledges that any PIN available on the account can be used to activate a transaction. In addition, if a card is lost or stolen, there is ahigher probability of the end user figuring out one of the floating PINs. RVJ is not responsible for any fuel obtained due to unauthorized use orthe result of a lost or stolen card.

CUSTOMER agrees to destroy and dispose of old card(s) when remakes are requested.

CUSTOMER hereby accepts the obligation and responsibility for payment of all charges registered to cardlock access cards issued toCUSTOMER. Should any of the cards issued to CUSTOMER be lost, stolen or compromised in any manner, CUSTOMER shall remain liablefor all charges incurred after such loss or theft. Please report any theft or loss immediately to RVJ via telephone and in writing. RVJ’stelephone number is 559-485-8210 and its address for written notification is Robert V. Jensen, Inc., 4029 S. Maple Avenue, Fresno, CA93725, Attn: Cardlock.

If CUSTOMER’s account is locked out for reason of delinquency, all monies owed plus a reactivation fee of $50.00 must be paid before theaccount will be reactivated. RVJ reserves the right to refuse to reactivate past due accounts. If CUSTOMER’s account must be referred tocollection, CUSTOMER agrees to pay collection costs and attorney’s fees incurred by RVJ.

Any of the terms in this agreement are subject to change upon written notice by RVJ to CUSTOMER. If CUSTOMER uses any cards afterreceipt of such notice, the CUSTOMER’S consent to such terms shall be implied. This agreement supplements the Credit Card Applicationcompleted by CUSTOMER which shall remain in full force and effect so long as CUSTOMER purchases products from RVJ.



Please be advised that the use of biodiesel is at the CUSTOMER’s own risk and thus RVJ is not liable for any damages and/or other vehicleissues that may arise resulting from the CUSTOMER’s use of biodiesel.

The following are facts concerning biodiesel and its usage. The CUSTOMER must be aware of and is responsible for knowing about thesequalities of biodiesel fuel:

  1. Engine Warranty: The use of biodiesel and biodiesel blends has not been approved by all engine manufacturers. The CUSTOMER’suse of the fuel may affect the CUSTOMER’s vehicle warranty, therefore the CUSTOMER should check the vehicle’s owners manualor with the vehicle’s engine manufacturer before using biodiesel blends over B5. Accordingly, the CUSTOMER agrees to usebiodiesel according to its own judgment.

  2. Developmental Fuels: Biodiesel (B-100) and biodiesel blends over B-5 that do not meet ASTM D-975 petroleum specifications aresold as development fuels in California. As such, the fuel vendor and users must comply with California Business and ProfessionalCode and the DMS regulations.

    For reference see:

  3. Solvent Properties: Biodiesel, in addition to being fuel, is an effective solvent, and will act accordingly. This means that:
    1. Biodiesel will dissolve existing solids created through usage of petroleum diesel in your vehicle's fuel system. These solids willclog the vehicle's fuel filter. When this may happen depends on many factors, but can be recognized by the followingsymptoms: power loss, engine sputtering, difficulty starting, and poor fuel mileage. When you notice these symptoms, you willhave to replace your vehicle's fuel filter (possibly more than once, depending on the amount of petroleum residue in the fuelsystem). RVJ recommends keeping at least one spare fuel filter on hand at all times. Clogging of fuel filters also occurs fromresidue pumped from old fuel storage containers that previously contained petroleum diesel. When dealing with such large fueltanks, fuel filters may have to be changed many times, and cleaning of the storage tank before biodiesel usage may be a moresuitable alternative.

    2. Biodiesel will, over time, dissolve most types of paint. For this reason, RVJ recommends keeping a clean, soft, dry rag on handwhen fueling, to gently wipe off any spillage. When the rag becomes soaked with biodiesel, put it in a dark, closed storagecontainer to await proper disposal. Do not leave fuel-soaked rags crumpled up in the sun. Under such conditions, the rags areprone to spontaneous combustion due to oxidation and the heat generated during that process.

    3. Biodiesel will degrade rubber components in older vehicles' fuel systems faster than petroleum diesel. These componentsinclude some hoses, seals, and o-rings. Most diesel vehicles made after 1993 use synthetic components, eliminating thisproblem. Please contact the manufacturer for answers on specific parts. Should your rubber components need replacement,we recommend Viton(tm) substitutes. Call us for more information.

  4. Cold Weather Properties: Depending on its feedstock, biodiesel can gel at temperatures as high as 40 degrees Fahrenheit (40°F) orhigher without added anti-gel. (Please call RVJ for recommended anti-gels, as only a few have proven effective). If you operate incold weather, please take precautions to prevent gelling, which can include blending the biodiesel with petroleum or the use of aproven anti-gel. This is especially recommended for vehicles with electronically controlled, highly sensitive fuel injection systems.

  5. Vehicle Emissions and Performance: Because every engine is different, RVJ makes no claims about the emissions or performancewhen burning biodiesel fuel. Biodiesel will not have the same effects on every vehicle. Because the BTU value of biodiesel is slightlyless than that of petroleum diesel no. 2, a small loss of power and fuel economy is to be expected, although this is mitigated bybiodiesel higher lubricity and cetane number.

  6. Biodiesel Storage: Biodiesel should not be stored more than 6 months without topping off or cycling. Biodiesel can oxidize whenexposed to air and light for extended periods, resulting in a "rancid" fuel that can have negative effects on your vehicle'sperformance. Biodiesel needs to be stored properly, in a dark container, away from air and water. Use a filter with a water separator.Like diesel, biodiesel can attract bugs and biological contamination. The potential for contamination should be taken very seriously,and guarding against it is the CUSTOMER’s responsibility. Large fuel containers must be vented properly. Regarding rust and ageissues of storage containers, see section V.3(a), above.

  7. Fuel Additives: Biodiesel, in this document, is defined as 100% biodiesel (B100) and biodiesel blends are identified by the blendconcentration. For example B20 contains 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel. If you would like to use an additive in your fuel,for whatever reason, we recommend you contact us for suggestions or further references. If you plan on blending biodiesel withpetroleum diesel, remember: the better quality the diesel, the better the blend. Environmentally if you must blend with petroleumdiesel use D975 specification fuel and try to only use ultra-low sulfur fuel.

  8. In addition to the foregoing precautions and disclaimers, RVJ reminds you that some mechanics may have not heard of biodiesel,nor worked on vehicles using it as fuel

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