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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... 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... 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... Read More →
20
MAR
2017

Lions, Tigers, and Tank Risks…Oh My!

The first day of spring is finally here! After a temperamental winter, we can finally anticipate warmer weather in our future. This is a good thing, right? It absolutely is, but there are diesel fuel-related risks you must be aware of as the temperature rises. Oftentimes moisture... Read More →
26
OCT
2016

Caution! Chance of Diesel Bugs Ahead!

Before the weather officially switches to cold and bitter temperatures, we must share some crucial information regarding your fuel. At Diesel Direct, we consistently stress the importance of good housekeeping measures with our mobile fueling customers. Recently though, national... Read More →
12
APR
2016

April Showers Bring…

With spring officially here, we can finally say hello to warmer weather! About time, right? Well, even though we love the warm weather, it can cause lots of problems for trucks. As the temperature increase, diesel fuel’s number one enemy arrives in full force. Fuel’s number one... Read More →
21
AUG
2014

Hurricane Season: Your Generator May Be Ready for Power Outages, But What About Your Fuel?

The end of the summer normally means hurricane season in many areas of the US and even though things have been relatively quiet so far, anything could happen in the next few weeks. And as much as we all want to prepare our businesses for hurricanes and the terrible power outages... Read More →
28
JUL
2014

Pipeline Customer Newsletter: Spring/Summer Edition

Summer is the perfect time to kick back and catch up on some interesting summer reading and we figure it’s the ideal moment to share with you the latest edition of our Pipeline Newsletter. Find out all the details about our recent acquisition, new products, fuel tips for the warm... Read More →
16
JUN
2014

Summer is Almost Here! Good for You, but Potential Hazard for Your Fuel

As the summer quickly approaches, most of us are thinking about going to the beach, barbecues, and the 4th of July.  The warmer spring and summer weather brings its own set of issues for those of us responsible for the proper functioning of our diesel fueled truck fleets,... Read More →
02
APR
2014

Understanding a Common Culprit for Lost MPG: Asphaltene

Do you see black specs floating in your fuel?  Does your diesel fuel appear discolored and darker than normal or are your fuel filters black?  Do you notice you are losing MPG?  Asphaltene might be your problem! This particular issue has become a widespread problem in recent... Read More →