North American DEF pump network exceeds 400 locations

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.

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