North American market exceeds 1,000 locations offering Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at the pump

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.

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