Lucy Terry - 13 May 2013
In April 2013 the North American retail Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) network reached a landmark figure with over 1,000 locations offering DEF at the fuel island. Currently, there are 1,025 such locations - an increase of 553 since April 2012.
The network is comprised of locations operated by major truck stop chain operators, as well as smaller brands and independent locations. Over 130 locations have installed pump facilities since January 2013.
Pilot Flying J accounts for over a third of the pump network in North America, with 435 locations equipped with bulk DEF. Love's Travel Stops and TA TravelCenters have 235 and 223 locations respectively. WilcoHess is now the fourth largest chain, with over 20 locations offering DEF at the fuel island.
Texas has significantly more locations supplying DEF at the pump than any other US state or Canadian province, with 111 equipped sites. The second largest state is Indiana, with 60 locations.
Canada has 22 sites offering DEF at the pump, an increase of eight since January 2013. In the last month, Pilot Flying J opened the first pump in the province of British Columbia. The truck stop is located in the town of Hope, close to the U.S. border.
Several US states are yet to install their first DEF pumps, including Alaska and Vermont. In general, pumps are more commonly found in the south-eastern states.
All 1,025 locations offering DEF at the pump are listed on discoverDEF.com.
Niels Tholen - 17 December 2014
TECALEMIT has announced it will launch its new Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) weights and measures platform for card-lock applications in Q1 2015. The new unit will be able to handle existing components such as hoses and nozzles and is both US Weights & Measures and Measurement Canada approved. The increasing need for DEF has resulted in...
Niels Tholen - 17 December 2014
Graco Incorporated is now offering Graco Blue Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensing solutions enabling its customers to safely dispense and prevent contamination of DEF. The Graco Blue brand includes the LD Blue and SD Blue pumps and packages. The LD Blue electric pumps are designed for quick, easy installation and dispensing...
Lucy Terry - 16 September 2013
In the last four months the Canadian DEF pump network expanded by 12 locations, or 63%. The country now has 31 locations offering DEF at the fuel island, compared to 19 in April 2013. While this remains a small network in comparison to the U.S., with 1,103 pumps, Canada's network has expanded at a fast pace in recent months. The August...
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...
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...