TravelCenters of America LLC completed the installation of bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensers at 100 TA and Petro Stopping Center branded locations.
The company plans to have most of its locations fitted with on-island bulk DEF by the end of 2012. The new dispensers are nicknamed “1+1” dispensers because they can pump both diesel fuel and DEF.
“We are completing the DEF dispenser installations in accordance with our plans,” said Tom O’Brien, president and CEO of TravelCenters. “We took time up front to research the product and dispensing process–we wanted to make sure we did it right.”
O’Brien said TA waited for the most advanced dispensing unit to come out before investing in DEF tank installation. He said the company performed underground installations of the DEF tanks to protect the product from exposure to temperature extremes that can occur in above ground installations.
TA posted all of its DEF locations on the TruckSmart mobile app and on the company’s Website for professional drivers.
TA, based in Westlake, Ohio, operates 240 c-store locations off interstate highway exits in 41 states and Canada.