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Diesel Direct is committed to sustainablerenewable, and environmentally friendly fuel options. As a nationwide mobile fueling company, using fuel to drive and deliver fuel coast to coast, we are in a unique position to put our sustainability plan and goals into practice.

Pure Energy is our growing portfolio of green solutions focused on empowering Diesel Direct and their customers to reduce their carbon footprints. By focusing on our Pure Energy Continuum, we provide a balanced, cost-effective, and one-of-a-kind carbon-neutral solution.


Our Pure Energy Continuum includes options to help:

REDUCE: 

  • Our mobile fueling service itself helps to reduce carbon emissions by lowering your fleet’s miles driven and idle time 
  • Our Diesel Exhaust Fluid program DEF Direct, enables us to deliver DEF directly to you.  Diesel Exhaust Fluid neutralizes exhaust emissions in all medium-and heavy-duty trucks manufactured after January 2010, per regulations from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

CONSERVE 

  • Our premium-quality fuel, Roadchamp, is custom blended for the seasonal elements to help improve MPG.
  • Our proprietary fuel additives treat fuel conditions that typically hinder overall performance.  By treating these conditions, you can benefit from better fuel economy.  

RENEW: 

  • Our Pure Air Diesel program is designed to enable you to balance your carbon footprint by funding environmental projects with each gallon you purchase.  You can choose to offset 20%, 50% or 100% of your carbon emissions. 
  • Our California and Oregon operations use renewable diesel when delivering to our customers.

Overall, our goal is to deliver as many green fuels, products and services using emissions-reducing products in our own fleets to minimize our carbon footprint and pass these options to our customers. Ready to run your fleet of trucks, equipment and more on environmentally friendly fuel without compromising on performance? Connect with our fuel professionals today to learn more or call us 888-900-7787. 

With warmer weather approaching, it is important to start thinking about how the change in weather can impact storage tanks. Since moisture in fuel tanks is a common occurrence, when the temperature rises, condensation can form within the tanks.  It is important to both check and treat tanks for water since it can cause several problems including, clogged fuel filters, injectors, or worse, it can create ideal conditions for breeding Diesel Bugs.

Diesel Bugs, named after the microbial contamination in diesel fuel, are made up of microorganisms (bacteria, mold and yeast) that feeds on hydrocarbons. They thrive on the presence of water, especially in hot and humid conditions, and can multiply quickly, doubling in size every 20 minutes, which means it takes little time for the build-up to start negatively affecting equipment.

Inside a tank, water and fuel separators leaves a perfect space for the bacterial microbes to feed and grow, this is known as a water-diesel interface.

How to tell if the fuel is contaminated with Diesel Bugs? 

  • Erratic idling and performance are a sign of blocked fuel filters and clogged injectors.
  • Appearance of black or white smoke, or bad smell, during operations
  • Increased fuel consumption
  • Leaking fuel tanks
  • Sediments that may look like coffee grounds in the filter

Diesel bugs can wreak havoc on business operations. Not only can they prevent the equipment from functioning properly, but they can also affect filtration, and, in severe cases, they can even cause corrosion.

How to get rid of and prevent Diesel Bugs?

  • Test your fuel
  • Drain the water separators
  • Empty saddle tanks
  • Drain and clean your contaminated tanks
  • Change filters
  • Use a biocide product to treat your fuel

Diesel Direct offers a family of additives that can enhance the quality of your fuel and can mitigate some of the issues involving moisture. In the case of warmer weather, we recommend our customers use:

Dry Edge, designed to enhance moisture control and reduce water contamination in fuel tanks, generators and storage tanks.

Pure Edge, specifically formulated to provide contamination reducing properties, protect the fuel injectors and the entire fuel delivery system.

Moisture remains the leading enemy when it comes to diesel fuel. It is important for fleet owners to stay on top of the preventative measures to combat any problems that may arise, such as those pesty bugs. Our technology is designed to defend and destroy those microbial contaminants. To learn more about how Diesel Direct can help, contact a fuel professional today by filling out our contact form or calling 1-888-900-7787.

Diesel Direct’s Employee Spotlight is a peer-to-peer recognition program that enables our team to acknowledge their coworkers that they feel exemplify our core values everyday by demonstrating qualities such as positive attitude, resourcefulness, excellent customer service, etc.

Niko Andronico is a transportation supervisor for Diesel Direct West in Richmond, CA. He joined the team in September of 2019. His primary responsibilities include daily routing and overseeing the mobile diesel fuel delivery operations in the Richmond, CA area, the 2nd largest site within the DDW network. Niko is a solid manager who leads by example, he is always looking out for the best interest of the company and he creates a strong team environment with his drivers and yard staff.  He always has a smile and a can-do attitude; the Richmond office is glad to have him on the team.

Let’s talk about your role. Tell us what you do at Diesel Direct?

As a transportation supervisor, my job involves a lot of different things such as planning out routes, and anything pertaining to drivers and the trucks. I also assist with billing.

What were you doing before Diesel Direct?

I was a transportation supervisor at a medical supply company. I met with a lot of clients and oversaw the deliveries. Making the transition to Diesel Direct had its similarities in terms of the supervisor portion of the job but I had to learn and understand fuel in terms of loading, refinery, and prices and how those components can affect fuel.

What does a typical workday look like for you?

An average day would start with approvals and that’s where I go through all the routes to make sure that all the gallons were delivered. I help with tasks in the yard such as checking equipment and making sure everything is all set for the day. Before I leave, I wrap up with setting the routes and schedules for the drivers, and I make sure all the night guys are all set.

How would you describe the work culture of your team?

Fantastic!! Honestly, the first word that comes to mind is, supportive. I have all the help that I could ever ask for. From mechanics to all my coworkers, if there was ever any help needed, people don’t hesitate to lend their hand.

What has been your favorite thing about working at Diesel Direct? What has been most rewarding?

We’ve had a lot of new drivers come on board which has led to a shift in the culture around here. Seeing the improvement on the work ethic and moral has been motivating. The staff is great. We’re happy to have them. The most rewarding part is being able to see them grow.

What sort of things do you like to do outside of work?

I love to play golf and going to the shooting range. I also enjoy road trips and traveling whenever I can. I like to go to places like Hawaii, and Vegas. There’s a lot of places that I haven’t been to yet, but I’ve made a nice list.

What advice would you give to job seekers considering a career path at Diesel Direct?

Take advantage of the resources, learn from the people who have been here for a while. The fuel industry has a lot to learn when you first start the job, but don’t get overwhelmed! There are a lot of people who can help you out.


With warmer weather approaching, now is a perfect opportunity to start proactively planning your prevent-defense for Hurricane Season. The official start date begins on June 1 and continues through November 30th. Understanding how to prepare your business for a tropical storm or hurricane can help ensure readiness and resiliency. According to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), “preparedness is everyone’s responsibility.”

Familiarize yourself with hurricane terminologies, especially the following:

Hurricane Warning
An announcement that sustained winds of 64 knots (74 mph) or higher are expected. Issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds. It can remain in effect when dangerously high water or a combination of dangerously high water and waves continue, even though winds may be less than hurricane force.

Hurricane Watch
An announcement that sustained winds of 64 knots (74 mph) or higher are possible. A watch is issued 48 hours in advance.

Tropical Storm Warning
An announcement that sustained winds of 34-63 knots (39-73 mph) are expected somewhere within the specified area within 36hrs.

Tropical Storm Watch
An announcement that sustained winds of 34 to 63 knots (39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified area within 48 hours.

Definition source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Ways to prepare your business using Diesel Direct:

Develop an emergency plan. Diesel Direct offers Business Continuity Programs that can ensure you receive the fuel you need in advance of a weather event that could leave you without fuel or access to fuel for an extended period.

Have a backup plan. We offer full range tank solutions and generator fueling services that can help keep your business running whenever disaster strikes. Having a diesel-powered generator provides for a good backup power source. We also offer a variety of skid tank rentals which can serve as reliable fuel source for when you need it most.

Maintain your tanks.  To ensure proper functionality in advance of a storm, it’s a good idea to have the contents of your tank tested and treated for water and microbial contamination, especially if your tank has been sitting idle.  These contaminants can result in your generator failing to receive the fuel it needs to function as your backup power supply.

As always, it is important for a business to be prepared. Unpredictable weather can be disastrous if there is poor planning. Contact our fuel professionals today to learn more about ways Diesel Direct can help you weather the storm.

Diesel Direct’s Employee Spotlight is a peer-to-peer recognition program that enables our team to acknowledge their coworkers that they feel exemplify our core values everyday by demonstrating qualities such as positive attitude, resourcefulness, excellent customer service, etc.

Amy is our Marketing Manager at Diesel Direct. She has been with the company since 2017. Her ability to understand our wide range of products and services enables our go-to-market strategy and helps provide insight and leads for sales in prospecting and opportunity management. With the combination of her can-do positive attitude and her close attention-to-detail, she has been a vital part of our company. Her work ethic is outstanding, she is always willing to help out her teammates, and others, to accomplish their task while staying organized with her ever-growing list of projects.

Tell us a little more about your job.

Each day is very different based on the projects I’m working on, but generally I oversee each aspect of marketing including maintaining the website, overseeing our digital advertising needs, coordinating/developing print marketing materials, supporting our sales team, and analyzing program results.

What has been your fondest memory?

My fondest memory was spending an afternoon with one of our driver’s as he fueled his route.  This experience was a huge help in understanding the delivery operations up close and personal.

What are a few career lessons that you’ve learned so far?

Be flexible and ready to pivot.  Things can change quickly so be ready to make the most of the next opportunity in each project. Never stop learning.  There is always room for growth and improvement. Look for success in small wins.  Use those small wins as inspiration towards bigger goals. Lastly, don’t be afraid to fail – failing is simply a learning opportunity.

Do you have a motto or personal mantra that you live by?

Be as resilient as a flamingo.  Flamingos can sleep in ponds that freeze around their legs at night, drink boiling water, and survive conditions that expose them to arsenic and poisonous gases. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/science/23angier.html

 

Diesel Direct with Renewable EnergyAs the nation’s largest on-site mobile fueling company, we are excited to announce the opening of a new branch in Portland, Oregon. This is particularly exciting as we can now expand our offering of Neste MY Renewable Diesel in Oregon! Diesel Direct is strongly committed to sustainable energy solutions. We take pride in providing the safest, most environmentally friendly fuels possible in the most energy efficient way.

Renewable diesel is premium quality, high-cetane fuel that is colorless, odorless, and cleaner-burning. It is produced from 100% renewable and sustainable raw materials and is processed very similarly to the way petroleum diesel is produced. Free from aromatics and sulfur, making this a drop in replacement for fossil diesel with up to 80% reduction in emissions.

Some benefits of using renewable diesel:

  • Burns clean and works like traditional diesel – same power but cleaner air
  • Made ready to perform in the cold, even arctic conditions with a cloud -4°F (-20°C
  • Works with existing infrastructure, no modification to equipment is required to switch from traditional diesel
  • Reduces soot build-up in Diesel Particulate Filters
  • Decreases the amount of greenhouse gas emitted
  • Sourced from wastes, residues and various vegetable oils

We are looking forward to extending our renewable diesel option to customers in Oregon. Connect with our fuel professionals today to learn more about how we can help reduce your environmental impact using renewable diesel.

A rare winter storm is pummeling through the southern part of the country this week, leaving millions of people and businesses without power. With rolling blackouts, natural gas shortages and record-breaking cold temperature, the storm caused a major disruption to businesses that are not used to dealing with extreme cold winter weather. Sadly, these rare weather occurrences can be unpredictable and the important lesson to be learned here is that having a strong contingency plan can help serve as a prevent-defense.

The icy cold weather brings in several risks for the entire fuel system: clogged fuel filters, fuel gelling, and moisture issues. Winter operability has always been an important topic for us, however Southern states, like Texas, do not often face severe cold weather like Northern states. In states where cold weather conditions are expected, fuel is seasonally adjusted for reliable operability based on the specific conditions in the forecast.

We want to enable fleet owners to be able to mitigate any problems that could arise unexpectedly which is why we want to inform people of ways that Diesel Direct can offer support in business’ prevent-defense plan:

Our Trucks

Located nationwide, our trucks are always at the ready to deliver the supply a business would need to keep running. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year. We have deployed help from our neighboring branches to bring the needed fuel supply to critical places such as Texas.

Proprietary Additives Formulations

These additives are designed to help combat against things like frozen fuel filters. A major issue that many fleet owners are reporting is that their fuel is frozen. If there is moisture in the fuel tanks, then the drop in temperature can cause it to freeze which would starve the engine and prevent it from starting. Another thing that can happen is the natural paraffin wax in diesel has the potential to gel together but luckily we offer a fuel emergency treatment called Winter’z Edge that can help melt frozen fuel filters and restore fuel back to a liquid state.

Tank Solutions and Generator Fueling Services

As the power crisis sweeps across impacted areas, we’d like to remind our customers of the importance of having a back-up power system in place that can take over in the event of a power outage. By having a diesel-powered generator in place, you have access to a reliable fuel source. The cold snap caused for an unfortunate circumstance for Texas because they did not have enough reserve power from their wind- and natural gas-fired generators to prevent power outages. We offer a variety of skid tanks rental that can provide fuel at your fingertips.

Business Continuity Programs 

We recommend companies to consider our business continuity plans which would prioritize supply being delivered to you first as they become available. Our plans include precautionary fueling services such as generator refueling and tank top-off agreements.

This back-to-back freezing storm has brought on unexpected hardship for many people and businesses, but this touches on the importance of always being prepared. While unpredictable weather can’t be avoided, it can be mitigated with the right plan.  Don’t let freezing conditions take you down in the future, be prepared with a solid back-up plan in place.  Diesel Direct can help – contact our fuel professionals who are experienced in helping customers build a contingency plan that keeps your business moving (while everything else is frozen in place.)

Diesel Direct’s Employee Spotlight is a peer-to-peer recognition program that enables our team to acknowledge their coworkers that they feel exemplify our core values everyday by demonstrating qualities such as positive attitude, resourcefulness, excellent customer service, etc.

Cesar is an Administrative Assistant at our affiliate company, West Direct Oil in El Paso, Texas. He has been with the company for 13 years. An all-around great person, Cesar is a great asset to the West Direct Oil team. He is always willing to go above and beyond what is expected of him. Cesar is knowledgeable at his job; his efficiency and team-player mentality is what makes helps everything run smoothly.

Tell us a little more about what you do at West Direct Oil

I’m part of the office administration team. A lot of what I do is assist in admin work such as billing, keying in orders, a little bit of everything. I actually started out as a CDL driver before transitioning to the office. I enjoy the office work better though because you get to talk face to face with customers. Coming in from a driver background has always given me good perspective in understanding the needs of the drivers.

What does a typical workday look like for you?

It’s all so random. No day is ever the same. That being said, there’s always a lot of phone calls, emails, and opportunities to problem solve. I also help a lot with operations.

How would you describe the work culture of your team?

We have a great team, people who have been here for years. There’s great management here and I think that’s why people stay. We’re lucky to have a pretty solid team

What’s your favorite aspect about working here? What is most rewarding?

I love being able to interact with customers and helping them with whatever concerns they may have. Since being here, I’ve seen so many businesses flourish over the years: there was a guy who had initially had a mobile service and now he has like two or three businesses. It’s being able to keep our customers stay competitive. Their appreciation is the most rewarding feeling.

What advice would you give to job seekers considering a career path with West Direct Oil, or Diesel Direct?

Have an open mind and be willing to try something new because you never know what could happen. Like I said, I started out as a driver and then was integrated into the office. There are endless opportunities here.

Aboveground Storage Tanks (AST) are safe containers for flammable fluids, like petroleum and hazardous waste, located above ground. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes which make them an ideal option when choosing the best solution to store your fuel. Some benefits to having an aboveground fuel storage tank:

COST
Fuel storage tank solutions can lead to cost savings associated with additional fuel deliveries outside of regularly scheduled visits. Compared to underground storage tanks, ASTs are less expensive to install. Repairing aboveground storage tanks are cheaper than underground ones.

MOBILITY

Aboveground storage tanks are designed for mobility. If you need to move your tank, then this is the more versatile choice.

SAFETY
Easier to contain and remedy leakage. With the mindset to be environmentally cognizant, our tanks are double-walled steel structure to protect them from external damage and should a leak happen then it is better to detect then above ground versus under.

VARIETY
Double walled storage tanks are temporary or permanent high-quality tank solutions, both durable and portable are available in a variety of sizes storing up to 50,000 gallons.

Specialty tanks can be custom designed to support specific requirement. They can be solar powered.

Mobile Tank Trailers  are environmentally safe, these tanks are an ideal solution for when you need to take your fuel with you without requiring special permits for longer term storage solutions.

Our full range of tank solutions help businesses stay up and running through all sorts of projects, weather and power emergencies.

Why Choose Aboveground Fuel Storage Tanks?

There are many advantages to using aboveground storage tanks, regardless of whether they are used for storing fuel, hazardous waste, or other hazardous materials. AST can provide solutions for storing fuel in a single location for use by multiple assets or backup generator fuel, which provides a variety of applications including commercial, industrial and municipal applications. There are things to consider when choosing the best tank for your business requirement such as cost, mobility, and safety concerns. Diesel Direct has solutions that will meet your needs.

How are other companies using Diesel Direct’s fuel storage tank solutions?

Some examples of practical applications for using a fuel storage tank include:

  • A shipping company may use a fuel storage tank at an airport to fuel ground support equipment.
  • A small distribution company may use a fuel storage tank by having their trucks refuel at the on-site tank versus a retail fuel island.
  • A multi-department first responder organization may use fuel storage tanks dispersed throughout an area to assist with firefighting efforts.
  • A global diversified company may utilize a tank with multi-compartments to fuel vehicles and assets at a temporary facility, while their own fuel island is being remodeled.
  • A construction company may store fuel in an above ground tank on their job site to fill the equipment they need to complete the job.
  • A distribution company may use above ground storage tanks to fuel vehicles that may be on the road during their regularly scheduled mobile fueling service window.

Is an aboveground storage tank right for you?

Above ground storage tanks comes in a variety of sizes. This makes them an ideal option for selecting the best option for your specific situation.  A Diesel Direct fuel professional can help you decide what size and type might work best for your needs. You can contact us by calling 1-888-900-7787 or send us an email through our contact page.  Tank rentals, tank monitoring options, business continuity plans and options to protect your tank from unauthorized use are available to store, protect and prepare your fleet or yard with the fuel you need to get your work done.

Diesel Direct’s Employee Spotlight is a peer-to-peer recognition program that enables our team to acknowledge their coworkers that they feel exemplify our core values everyday by demonstrating qualities such as positive attitude, resourcefulness, excellent customer service, etc.

Noriel Magsayo is a Transportation Manager in Stockton, CA. He joined the team in February of 2018. His primary responsibilities includes handling the DEF program and mobile diesel fuel delivery operations in the Stockton CA area. Noriel is the kind of manager who leads by example. He is always looking out for the best interest of the company and creates a positive team environment among his drivers and warehouse staff. He always has a smile and a can-do attitude; we are thrilled to have him as part of our team.

Tell us a little about your role as a Transportation Manager

I manage all the drivers. I’m involved in the designing and upkeeping of the routes. I’m involved heavily in customer service. For example, if there are any issues that would occur with a customer, they can personally reach out to me and I will ensure that matters are taken care of.

What does a typical workday look like for you?

I come in and the very first thing I do is tackle the emails. I spend time interacting with the drivers to make sure that they have everything they need to be successful on their route because that’s important me to me—setting them up for success. I provide support. Anything anyone needs, I’m right there.

How would you describe the work culture of your team?

There is great team effort. For example, if there is a family emergency within our team, everyone works together to get the job done and ensure that that person has what they need. People are committed because they’re happy here. It’s not just about the money that makes it rewarding. It’s the people. I work with a lot of great people.

What is your favorite thing about working at Diesel Direct?

Being a team leader, and part of management, because it allows me to help an individual be successful and there is something rewarding about being able to see that person grow. We have a “grow your own” program which is when we give people the opportunity to become CDL by training them from the start. An open opportunity is what makes it worthwhile. I think that’s the most rewarding thing: to see someone start in DEF program, start as a class C and work their way up.

What sort of things do you like to do outside of work?

I’m a big family man. Family first. I have four children ranging from the ages of 3 to 17. So, when I’m off, I like to spend all my time with my family.