Pilot Travel Centers LLC has announced the details and scheduled rollout for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) availability at its North American truckstops. DEF is a required fluid for 2010 selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems that reduce nitrogen oxides via a catalytic process in the exhaust stream.
Pilot will roll out 25 bulk dispensing units per quarter, starting in third quarter 2009 through second quarter 2010. Ultimately, approximately 100 of Pilot's locations will have bulk dispensing capabilities at the fuel island where it will be most convenient. All 328 truck stops will have the packaged quantities available. The equipment will be state of the art and designed to store, pump, and transact DEF in a wide variety of climates and conditions.
Because a typical truck can go about 300 miles on just one gallon of DEF, Pilot's 328 locations — including the 100 bulk dispensing sites — are well-situated for the periodic refills.
For a complete list of all North American Pilot Travel Centers, go to www.pilotravelcenters.com.