DEF Tracker: Fleets benefit from lowest DEF pump pricing on record

Christopher Goodfellow - 1 August 2012

Fleets benefitted from falling Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) prices in July, with the national U.S. pump price dropping to the lowest on record, according to DEF Tracker.

The average U.S. DEF pump price fell by $0.28 to $2.70 per gallon between June and July 2012, after four straight months of rising prices. This is the lowest average price recorded since DEF Tracker was launched in October 2011.

Love's Travel Stops, which offers bulk DEF pumps at 150 of its locations, introduced a lower national pump price of $2.39 per gallon during July. On July 16, reported that Love's dropped its DEF pump price to $2.49 per gallon.

In Canada, the average pump price remains at CAD$0.79/L. At presstime, the country had six truck stop locations offering bulk DEF at the pump all operated by Pilot Flying J.

The average price of bulk DEF delivered to fleets by tote or to permanent storage installations fell in each of the six U.S. cities monitored by DEF Tracker, with the exception of Tampa, FL, which recorded a one cent increase in its average tote price.

The decrease in DEF pricing is a reflection of falling raw material costs, as the urea price softened in June.

DEF Tracker is a monthly subscription service giving DEF price references for full truck load and less than full truck load bulk deliveries, tote refills and packaged products, and pump prices in every U.S. state and Canadian province offering the facility. Pricing data is accompanied by analysis from industry experts. For more information and to sign up to the service see Integer Research's home page.

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