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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 →
14
AUG
2017

Don’t be left in the dark, get prepared!

The 2017 Hurricane Season is well on its way and may prove to be an issue of the east coast. According to the Weather Channel a total of 16 named storms and eight hurricanes are expected in the Atlantic Basin, according to the CSU forecast, led by Dr. Phil Klotzbach. Three of the eight hurricanes are forecast to be Category 3 or stronger on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Tropical Storms Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don and Emily – all of which have already occurred – are included in the seasonal forecast numbers in the outlook. The updated forecast is above the Atlantic Basin’s 30-year historical average (1981-2010) of 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. From past experiences with storms and the destruction they can cause, it is evident how important it... Read More →
07
JUL
2017

Fueling To New Heights!

Ready, set, takeoff! Did you know we are now servicing the friendly skies? Take your fuel to the next level with Airport Fuel Services by Diesel Direct. Airport Fuel Services came into creation due to requests from some of our largest and smallest customers. Our clients have benefited from the reliability of our mobile fueling services in their truck fleets, so we expanded our day-to-day and emergency services inside the walls and fences of our nation’s airports. Diesel Direct’s specialized fleet of above ground stationary tanks and portable fueling devices are certified to have access to airport areas of high security and high traffic movement. We are currently certified and fueling at over 130 airports! Why choose Diesel Direct for your airport fuel needs? We fuel ground support... Read More →