Pilot Travel Centers LLC will roll out 25 bulk dispensing units of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) each quarter beginning in the third quarter of 2009 through the second quarter of 2010 at its North American truckstops.
Ultimately, approximately 100 of Pilot’s 328 locations will have bulk dispensing capabilities, while the remaining truckstops will have packaged quantities available, the company said.
DEF is a required fluid for 2010 engines that use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems to reduce NOx. Pilot’s equipment will be designed to store, pump, and transact DEF to customers in various climates and conditions, the company said.
“We will continually review our rollout plan for bulk dispensing locations to ensure we are meeting the needs of our customers every step of the way,” said Patrick Deptula, director of design and construction. “This includes having convenient pay-at-the-pump transactions that can be simply completed while the driver is also filling up with diesel fuel. Our goal in the process is to make everything as seamless as possible for our customers.”