The Monitor: North American Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) network reaches 1,935 bulk truck stop locations

Ben Treadwell - 23 February 2015

The network of bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) truck stop locations in North America reached 1,935 locations in January 2015, which represents a 55% increase year-on-year in 2015. The network increased in both the U.S. and Canada, with DEF-equipped locations present in 47 states and 9 provinces respectively.

The U.S. has a total of 1,851 bulk locations in operation as of January 2015. Texas continues to hold the largest network with 169 locations, which constitutes 9% of the country's infrastructure. Other states with the largest networks are California, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma and Tennessee. More than 60% of the locations are operated by three major truck stop brands: TA Travel Centers, Pilot Flying J and Love's Travel Stops.

The Canadian network reached 84 bulk-equipped locations in January, representing a year-on-year growth of 107%. The majority of these locations are operating in Ontario and Alberta, which together hold 63% of the total network.  Over the past year, there has also been notable growth in Saskatchewan, which now has a total of 11 equipped locations. Atlantic Canada and British Columbia continue to operate the smallest number of locations, but nonetheless have also seen a steady increase in numbers.

The data quoted is taken from Integer Research's AdBlue® and DEF Monitor publication. Integer Research operates FindAdBlue.com / discoverDEF.com

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