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Pilot Flying J expands DEF at pump availability

April 2, 2013
Pilot Flying J now offers diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) at the pump at 3,000 fuel lanes across the United States.

Pilot Flying J now offers diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) at the pump at 3,000 fuel lanes across the United States.

Knowing it would make refueling easier and more convenient for professional drivers, Pilot Flying J first started offering DEF at the pump in 2009 and was the first retailer to do so. The company has now invested more than $165 million in expanding its network of DEF at the pump.

“Drivers were stopping to refuel and then having to come inside to purchase gallons of DEF and carry them back out to their trucks to fill up their DEF tanks,” said Mark Hazelwood, president of Pilot Flying J. “We always love to have drivers come in to see us and grab a hot meal or a cup of coffee, but we don’t want them to be inconvenienced if they don’t have to be. Investing in DEF at the pump has been a direct investment in the quality of life for our professional driver customers—and that’s what matters to our team.”

Pilot Flying J’s 3,000 lanes offering DEF at the pump stretch across nearly 400 locations in 42 states and four Canadian provinces. The company plans to have DEF at the pump available at all diesel lanes by autumn 2013.

DEF is a non-toxic solution used in vehicles with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems to reduce levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. Diesel engines purchased after January 1, 2010, require the use of DEF in vehicles using SCR technology to reduce emissions and meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2010 tailpipe standards.

With DEF at the pump, drivers can dispense the fluid conveniently from the fuel island into the tank of their truck or vehicle. All Pilot Flying J locations sell DEF in one-gallon and 2.5-gallon containers.

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