Gilbarco executive to speak about DEF at NATSO

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Chad Johnson, Marketing Manager at Gilbarco Veeder-Root, will speak at the National Association of Truck Stop Operators Show on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Barjan Business Solutions Educational Theatre, Veracruz Exhibit Hall, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The presentation, entitled “Diesel Exhaust Fluid: The Truckstop’s New Profit Center,” will outline successful strategies for supplying and marketing DEF, as well as the equipment and infrastructure that will help retailers make the most of their forecourt space and combine payment transactions.

In the United States, new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency vehicle emissions standards for diesel engines went into effect in 2010. New transport trucks equipped with selective catalytic reduction now have 20 gallon tanks for DEF and inject DEF into the exhaust stream to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions.

Gilbarco Veeder-Root – the supplier of Gilbarco gas pumps, payment systems, point-of-sale systems and other equipment and services to the retail and commercial petroleum market – says the corrosive characteristics and storage temperature requirements for DEF are different from diesel fuel and gasoline.