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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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →