What Is Diesel Fuel?
Posted: December 12, 2022
Diesel fuel FAQs
Do you know the basics about diesel fuel and what it can do for your business? In addition to heating oil, Fredericks Fuel provides gasoline and on-road diesel for our commercial customers including farms, landscapers, builders, excavators, pavers, movers, waste haulers, truckers, foodservice, courier and delivery industries, and more. To learn more about this convenient service – and about diesel fuel in general – read on, then reach out to one of our fuel experts with any questions you may have.
All about diesel fuel
- What IS diesel fuel, anyways? We’ve all heard of diesel fuel and encountered the diesel pumps at the gas station, but many people aren’t truly familiar with what this fuel is and does. Diesel fuel is a blend of refined crude oil and biomass materials. Diesel can make a big difference for your commercial business, especially if you work with a local expert to make your fuel accessible on your job site with personalized, reliable delivery.
- What vehicles are powered by diesel? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, diesel fuel works well with motor vehicles that use compression ignition engines, like freight and delivery trucks, trains, buses and boats, as well as agricultural, construction, and military vehicles. Even some cars and light trucks can be equipped with diesel engines.
- What about other types of equipment? In addition to diesel vehicles, diesel fuel is also used in diesel-engine electrical generators. Around the world, many industrial facilities, large buildings, institutional facilities, hospitals, and electric utilities have diesel generators for backup and emergency power supply.
- How does diesel fuel impact the environment? Diesel fuel used to contain high amounts of sulfur, which is a harmful emission, but in 2006, the government began phasing in requirements that reduced the sulfur content of diesel fuel available in the U.S. Today, all diesel fuel sold for on-highway usage in the U.S. is ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD), with a sulfur content of 15 parts per million or less. Most diesel fuel intended for off-road use is also ULSD.
- How can diesel fuel benefit my business? It all comes down to productivity and efficiency, which can help you save big on your business costs. With the diesel fuel your business needs available to you on-site, your employees won’t have to stop working to locate a filling station – and that saved time translates to increased productivity. Say goodbye to spending hours managing paperwork to document fueling receipts or track fuel usage and costs.
What to look for in a diesel fuel provider
- Diesel experts. All our professionals are thoroughly trained and experienced in the safe handling and delivery of diesel fuels.
- Personalization. At Fredericks Fuel, we know that your business fuel needs are unique. Even if two businesses are in the same industry, their fuel requirements are specific to their circumstances.
- Customization. Our commercial fuels experts will thoroughly discuss what your business does, how you use diesel to accomplish your goals, and any unique needs like seasonal demand for your services. We take all that information and create a customized diesel fuel delivery schedule.
Whatever your industry, we can deliver gasoline, on- or off-road diesel to your North Jersey job site in a way that works best for you!
Make Fredericks Fuel your diesel fuel supplier
Attention truckers and heavy equipment operators: Fredericks Fuel has your diesel fuel. Visit our Wantage plant for on- or off-road diesel or contact us to schedule a fuel delivery. With plentiful on-site storage, Fredericks Fuel offers competitive pricing and a dependable supply of both on- and off-road diesel fuel.
For your convenience, Fredericks Fuel offers both on- and off-road diesel fuel for all of your transportation, equipment and heating needs. If you are located in Oak Ridge, Sparta, Wantage or anywhere in Northern NJ, contact us today to learn why Fredericks Fuel should be your diesel fuel supplier.