Christopher Goodfellow - 27 July 2012
Truckstop brand TA Travel Centers of America now has 101 locations equipped with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) pumps at over 400 fuel lanes.
Tom O'Brien, CEO and President of TA Travel Centers, said that the company carefully researched dispensing options; 97 locations have pumps dispensing at the fuel island and four provide DEF pumps at the shop only. The on-island pumps incorporate technology known as the '1+1' transaction system, dispensing diesel fuel and DEF simultaneously, providing an efficient service for drivers in need of both.
O'Brien also explained the benefit of underground installations, adding that they will "properly protect the product from exposure to temperature extremes and minimize downtime that can be associated with alternate, above ground installations".
The geographical spread of the pumps follows national trends to a degree. TA has the most locations equipped with DEF pumps in Texas, with 15 in the state. TA has seven such locations in Indiana and there are five in Ohio - where the company is headquartered. Until recently, TA did not operate any DEF pumps in California. The truckstops in Livingston and Santa Nella now provide DEF at the pump.
TA Travel Centers is on course to fulfil its plan to have on-island bulk DEF at all locations by the end of 2012. All of the company's locations (branded as either TA or Petro Stopping Centers) supply DEF in 2.5 gallon jugs. All jug and pump locations are listed on discoverDEF.com's retail search.
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...