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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... 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 →
04
AUG
2016

Storm’s A-Brewin’…Hurricane Season Ahead!

Hurricane season is quickly approaching with August, September, and October being the months with the most hurricanes in the United States. According to a forecast prepared by Colorado State University, a total of 12 named storms, 5 hurricanes, and 2 category 3 or higher... 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 →
25
FEB
2016

Is Spring Really Around the Corner like the Groundhog Said?

The weather has been very temperamental this winter. One day it is 60 degrees and sunny, then the next we are getting slammed with back to back snowstorms. Even the West Coast is experiencing an unusually rainy and wet winter. It seems like Mother Nature can’t figure it out! From... Read More →
19
JUN
2015

5 Fleet Tips to Ensure Optimal Performance this Summer!

Summer is just around the corner!  As much as we welcome the warm weather, the beach, barbeques, and outdoor sports, when it comes to our fleet, the hot summer temperatures can cause us lots of problems if our trucks are not properly prepared. Are your trucks ready for extreme... Read More →
11
MAY
2015

What Is Diesel Fuel’s Number One Enemy?

Water!  Sounds counterintuitive, right?  How can something so natural and beneficial to all living things, like water, be so bad for diesel fuel?  This is because water provides an environment where microbial growth, or bugs, can exist and flourish.  Microbial growth is... Read More →
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23
MAR
2015

The Start of Spring and What This Means for Your Fuel

The sweet sound of birds chirping in the morning, beautiful Magnolia trees blossoming, walking and enjoying the sunshine and actually feeling warm- these are just a few of the joys of spring.  However, the start of spring in New England and many areas in the Northern half of the... Read More →
30
OCT
2013

Microbial Growth Lurking in Your Fuel Tanks

Different times of year pose different factors that can affect your fuel tanks. It is critical that you are aware of these issues so that you know how to recognize when you have a problem. Fall, with its colorful foliage and fun Halloween celebrations, brings its own set of... Read More →
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