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
Government, Business, Fuel

DeFazio Names Ranking Dems For T&I Subcommittees

Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, has announced which T&I Democrats will be the ranking members on the subcommittees.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 21, 2015
Business, Fuel, Government

Trade Gap Shrinks More Than Forecast as US Oil Imports Dry Up

TT File Photo

The trade deficit narrowed in November as U.S. petroleum imports sank to the lowest level in more than five years.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
January 7, 2015