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Protect Your Fleet Against Harsh Winter Conditions

Posted on 12/7/2015 by

It's time to break out the hat and gloves and get ready for the snow and freezing temperatures, which means it's also time to protect your truck against the harsh winter elements. TA and Petro want to help make that preparation even easier with their annual winter diesel additive program.

TA & Petro to the Rescue...

More than 150 TA and Petro locations will dispense this winter blend. Of those, at least two-thirds of them are expected to include the additive from early November until late March. Again this year, nearly 50 locations will dispense the winter blend when temperatures fall to or under 15 degrees Fahrenheit. These locations are situated in areas of the county that have sporadically low temperatures and occasional winter storms.

"We want to make sure drivers and their trucks' fuel are well protected while out on the roads, but especially during the coldest months of the year," said Tom O'Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. "Our winter diesel additive program provides convenience and reduces risk for our drivers. Most importantly, it gives them added peace of mind in knowing their winter driving experience will be a positive one," he added.

Customers will know that a TA or Petro location dispenses winterized diesel through pump hose signs, and through amenities listings on its TruckSmart® app and the TA and Petro web site (www.ta-petro.com/refuel).

The Best Blend...

The winterized additive used by TA and Petro is a multi-functional, polymer-based cold flow additive supplied by several nationally recognized providers. Unlike kerosene/D#1 blends that can degrade fuel efficiency, this additive has minimal impact on fuel economy. More specifically, winterized fuel from TA and Petro provides professional drivers with a high level of low-temperature diesel engine operability and performance by:

  • Lowering CFPP (Cold Fuel Pour Point) and Pour Point by as much as 30 degrees and 40 degrees Fahrenheit, respectively;
  • Enhancing fuel lubricity;
  • Utilizing de-icer chemistry to help prevent fuel filter and fuel line plugging;
  • Containing cetane improver for better cold weather starting and reduced emissions; and
  • Dispersing water to help prevent corrosion and sludge. 

TA and Petro want to make sure you're always safe, so if you experience fuel line freezeing or are in need of any other truck maintenance and repair, TA Truck Service and Petro:Lube facilities are open 24/7/365. Additionally, RoadSquad Connect™ emergency roadside service is available around the clock by calling (800) 824-7467. Don't forget, FTS Plus+ members receive additional savings when they use RoadSquad Connect. 
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