Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Failing DEF Sensors Getting Software Fixes From OEMs

DEF tank John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Software overrides for diesel exhaust fluid sensors that are in perilously short supply are making their way from truck manufacturers to repair shops, helping keep equipment on the road and prevent engine shutdowns that can leave a truck stranded when the sensors fail.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 7, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Sensor Failures Sideline Thousands of Trucks

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Ongoing shortages of replacement parts for failed diesel exhaust fluid quality sensors are believed to be causing thousands of trucks nationwide to be disabled and parked.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 9, 2021
Business, Fuel

Experts Warn of Spiking DEF Prices

Blue DEF The BlueDEF booth at a conference. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Prices for the diesel exhaust fluid that is a vital component of emissions systems on newer trucks are rising as costs for urea — a core DEF ingredient — have jumped.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Old World Industries Acquires Dasco’s DEF Business

Old World Industries announced it acquired Dasco Inc.’s diesel exhaust fluid and prilled [pellet] automotive-grade urea global business and assets.

November 1, 2019
Business, Fuel, Perspective

Opinion: Ensuring Quality of Diesel Exhaust Fluid Can Help Keep Trucks Running Smoothly

Fleet managers and truck drivers both need to understand that the quality of the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) going into their vehicles is as important as the quality of the engine oils or fuels used in their vehicles.

Jeffrey Harmening | Team Lead, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, American Petroleum Institute
March 20, 2019
Business, Fuel

Love’s Offers Private Label DEF in Consumer Packaging

Truck at Love's John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Love’s Travel Stops now offers its own private-label diesel exhaust fluid in a 2½-gallon container for auto diesel customers and professional truck drivers.

October 9, 2018
Business, Fuel

Musket Expands DEF Network With North Carolina Site

Love's Travel Stop Love’s Travel Stops in the Greensboro, N.C., region will get DEF from a wholesale bulk rack. (Eric Roth/Love's Travel Stops)

Musket Corp. announced it opened a diesel exhaust fluid wholesale bulk rack in Greensboro, N.C.

June 29, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Rep. DeFazio Introduces Transportation Infrastructure Legislation

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced a transportation infrastructure bill on March 22 that he said will increase the gasoline and diesel tax by about a penny to provide about $500 billion in funding to rebuild U.S. roads, bridges and transit systems.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 22, 2017
Business, Fuel

Volvo Said to Be Working With Investment Bank to Sell Defense Division


Truck maker Volvo AB is working with investment bank Rothschild & Co. to sell its defense unit, according to people familiar with the matter.

Ruth David | Bloomberg News
February 3, 2017
Business, Fuel, Technology, Government

Volkswagen Scandal Harkens Back to Truck Engine Makers’ 1998 Battle With EPA

TT File Photo

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Volkswagen cheated on air-pollution rules for its diesel cars with a defeat device, reminiscent of 1998 when heavy-duty truck manufacturers were doing the same thing.

September 22, 2015