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09
MAY
2018

Is your business ready to weather the storm?

Hurricane season will be here before we know it. The official start date is June 1 and continues through November 30. The 2017 season featured 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes and 6 major hurricanes – one of the most active hurricane seasons to date. The forecast for 2018 is predicting a very active hurricane season as well. As it is Hurricane Preparedness Week, it’s a great time to review best practices on preparing before a potential disaster strikes. Is your business ready to weather the storm?   Develop an emergency plan – Diesel Direct offers Business Continuity Programs to ensure you... Read More →
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 →