What Truckstop Operators Need to Know About DEF

As of September 2012, there are over 350,000 trucks on the road that require diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) according to Integer Research. This means 25% of trucks on the road require DEF.

With the demand for DEF on the rise, truckstop and travel plaza operators are responding by offering bulk DEF at the pumps. NATSO’s Chairman’s Circle member Gilbarco Veeder-Root offers The NATSO Show Magazine readers and conference attendees these four attributes operators should consider when they are ready to invest in dispensing equipment*:

1. Corrosive Nature of DEF:
Make sure the material is ISO 22241 compatible in order to prevent corrosion and thereby increase equipment uptime.

2. Crystallization of DEF at Low Temperature:
Choose equipment with heated-hose cabinet and specialized heater design. This will prevent the DEF from freezing up and/or clogging up.

3. Ease of Payment (Retail Channel):
Look for payment integration. This will reduce the transaction time for the truck driver.

4. Enhanced System Accuracy and Reliability:
Look for equipment with a moss flow meter. It has no moving parts and therefore the wear is minimal. You will have maximum uptime and reduced service costs.

Gilbarco Veeder-Root will be on hand as an exhibitor at The NATSO Show to answer additional questions for those interested in investing in DEF dispensing equipment. Operators interested in learning more should:
Consultation: Sign-up for a one-on-one consultation here.
Video: Watch an exclusive video created by Gilbarco Veeder-Root to learn the key concerns facing truckstop operators on DEF. Watch the video here.


*Four attributes are posted and modified with permission from Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s whitepaper “What Truck Stop Operators Need to Know about Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).” Download the entire whitepaper here.

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