As our nation's legislators continue to make it more and more difficult for diesel engines to meet tough new emissions requirements, Pilot, the country's largest operator of travel centers (aka truck stops), has announced it will begin selling diesel exhaust fluid at all of its locations. In 100 instances, the urea solution will be sold through at-the-pump dispensers while the remaining 250 or so locations will sell the fluid over-the-counter.

Diesel exhaust fluid allows for a 90 percent reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions and allows both large and small diesel engines to meet 2010 emissions regulations. The average big rig diesel truck reportedly carries roughly 20 gallons of diesel exhaust fluid – nearly enough to drive cross-country twice without a refill. Pilot's goal is to position the DEF pumps so that the next dispenser is always within the range of the average Class 8 truck.

[Source: Green Car Advisor | Photo: bintibee]


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