Lucy Terry - 9 February 2012
discoverDEF.com now lists 410 locations across North America with bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensing at the fuel island. This is an increase of over 170% since June 2011, when the pump network reached 150 locations.
Most locations offering DEF at the pump are operated by large truck stop chains such as Pilot Flying J, which has 223 locations offering DEF at the pump. Pilot remains the only company providing DEF at the island in Canada, with four locations online.
Love's Truck Stops also accounts for a large portion of the market, with 113 locations offering DEF at the island and plans to provide this service at every one of its stores by the end of the year. Similarly to Pilot, it brings new pumps online almost every week. TA (Travel Centers of America) has also undergone a massive expansion recently, going from nine locations equipped with pumps in October 2011 to 55 currently. The remaining market is accounted for by independent truck stops and smaller chains such as Sapp Bros.
Texas has the highest number of locations equipped with pumps, with 48. Texas is followed by Indiana, Ohio and Illinois.
The price of DEF varies across the U.S.. The latest issue of the DEF Tracker reported the average North American pump price to be $2.75/gallon. Canada is considerably more expensive, with prices averaging CAN$0.80/litre.
discoverDEF.com was launched in 2010. Its sister site for Europe, FindAdBlue.com, lists over 4200 locations equipped with pumps. A Brazilian DEF locator, EncontreARLA.com.br, is due to launch in March of this year.
Lucy Terry - 18 December 2013
Canada now has 40 locations offering Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at the fuel island. The most recent addition, a Pilot Flying J store in Nisku, Alberta, was added to discoverDEF this week. In recent months Canada's DEF pump network has expanded at a fast rate - 15 locations have come online since June 2013, an increase of...
Niels Tholen - 18 November 2013
In the last three months, independent truckstops and small truckstop brands have developed their DEF pump infrastructure at an impressive rate. 16% of all equipped DEF pump sites in North America are operated by independent truckstops or smaller brands, compared to 14% in July and 11% at the beginning of this year. discoverDEF recently...
Niels Tholen - 26 March 2013
TravelCenters of America has announced the installation of its thousandth bulk on-island Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispenser which pumps both diesel fuel and DEF, enabling drivers to authorize diesel and DEF transactions from the same dispenser simultaneously. Tom O'Brien, president and CEO of TravelCenters of America, said: "Our...
Lucy Terry - 2 January 2013
The nationwide truck stop brand Love's Travel Stops now supplies Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at the pump at 203 locations. Stores in Marshall, MI, and Oakdale, WI, are the most recent additions to the network. The truck stop brand supplies DEF at the pump in locations across the U.S., and is second only to Pilot Flying J which leads in the...
William Irwin - 7 September 2012
Pilot Flying J plans to offer Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at all its truck stops by the end of 2013. Initially, the company plans to expand its DEF distribution to 375 locations by the end of 2012. In 2013 it will then add bulk DEF to its whole network - approximately 525 truck stops. Matt Price, Pilot's DEF Procurement Manager, told...
Rosalie Winnik - 11 December 2017
9 new Pilot Flying J DEF locations have been added today to DiscoverDEF.com. Pilot Flying J is the largest operator of travel centers in North America, with almost ninety per cent of locations selling DEF at the pump. Find your closest location using the Retail DEF Search on DiscoverDEF.com
Jeanne Riot - 10 December 2014
Pilot Flying J has announced the opening of three new travel center locations in the U.S. before the end of 2014. The three locations, in Jasper, FL, Mount Pleasant, IA, and Junction, TX will open in December 2014 and will all be equipped with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensing facilities at the pump. Pilot Flying J is the leading truck...