Braking It Down
Mark Hazelwood, Pilot executive vice president, says the company worked closely with Detroit Diesel Corp. and Daimler Trucks North America, as well as Gilbarco, to develop Pilot’s bulk dispensing capabilities and a billing/transaction system that would meet customers’ need for ready DEF supply and fuel island convenience.
“The maximum distance between any two of our locations will be 2,618 miles,” Hazelwood says. “That is the distance between Milford, Connecticut, and Santa Nella, California, and it is also within the normal range for one tank of DEF on a Class 8 on-highway truck.” The company expects to offer DEF “at-the-pump” at prices that are equal to or less than diesel fuel. “Pilot will leverage its national network in a rollout of DEF pumps at travel centers from coast to coast,” Hazelwood says.
DEF will be required by selective catalytic reduction (SCR) engines to comply with 2010 emissions standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Truckers News Wins ASBPE Awards
Truckers News’ editorial staff recently took home two awards at the American Society of Business Publication Editors annual convention.
The magazine won a bronze national award in the Special Section category for its November 2008 “Shades of Green” issue that showcased environmentally friendly innovations in the trucking industry. The section was written and edited by Editor Randy Grider, Managing Editor Misty Bell, Senior Editors Todd Dills and Max Kvidera, Equipment Editor John Baxter and