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27
NOV
2017

Benefits of a Fuel Management System

Managing fuel consumption, distribution and storage can be a challenge to track.  With a variety of assets and types, and your fleet on the go, there are many important components.  Implementing a fuel management solution like FUELLOC by Diesel Direct solves the challenges associated with managing fueling assets. Key benefits of FUELLOC include: Security – Only authorized vehicles are dispensed fuel and are associated with a fuel type to provide the correct type. All applications require a username and password, there’s also an option to have a drive enter a personal pin. Inventory Control – Real-time data reflects accurate tracking of the gallons flowing form the tank or dispenser. Versatility – All types of liquid can be managed and tracked through FUELLOC including on and... Read More →
08
NOV
2017

CAUTION: Arctic Blasts Ahead

According to The Weather Channel, the Northeast and Midwest are expected to see potentially record-setting subfreezing temperatures this weekend.  Is your fleet prepared?  A couple days of freezing temperatures can cause some potential issues for your trucks, including freeze-ups and no starts.  Freeze ups are usually preventable with some fleet housekeeping. The best housekeeping tip we can offer is to address water in your fuel, NOW! While water is a year-round contaminant for diesel fuel, freezing temperatures pose serious issues for the entire fuel system.  Ice particles can cause filters to become blocked and prevent the fuel from flowing freely to the fuel injectors.  If you haven’t already, drain the water separator, saddle tanks, and change filters to the largest micron filter... Read More →
17
OCT
2017

Water and Diesel Don’t Mix!

This is a sample that was removed from the bottom of a storage tank. Looks gross, right? In this sample, two major fuel problems were identified – microbial growth and moisture. Diesel fuel tanks can be a prime breeding ground for microbial growth or “diesel bugs” when the fuel is left untreated.  Microbes can be present in the air which allows them to be found in the fuel.  Since diesel fuel and moisture create the right environment to feed the bugs; finding them in tanks is not exactly uncommon.  Diesel bugs create a gel-like consistency that eventually become a genuine problem for your fuel injection system.  The best way to prevent microbial growth is to reduce the moisture in diesel fuel tanks. As the winter months approach, moisture becomes an even bigger issue.  Since water... Read More →
22
SEP
2017

Caution: Safety Ahead!

Understanding and prioritizing safety is a primary focus at Diesel Direct. We truly believe safety impacts our customers, the environment and our employees each day. With this in mind, Diesel Direct has enhanced our focus on safety through an updated Driver Safety Incentive Program. Our drivers are some of the most experienced, trained and prepared in the industry. Our drivers hold Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A or B, Hazmat and tank endorsements, medical card, and a Transportation Worker’s Identification Card (TWIC). Although we are confident in each and every driver, we believe even greater emphasis on safety demonstrates how important it is as a core value at Diesel Direct. Our goal is to reward our drivers on their commitment to customer service, remaining accident,... Read More →