DEF is essential for transportation and logistics and to maintain the continuity of the supply chain.
As manufacturers of Noxguard DEF we recognize it plays a vital role in the logistics and transportation industry in order to deliver medical and grocery supplies to every community. Therefore, it is our responsibility to maintain operations while taking every precaution to ensure public safety. The transportation industry depends on DEF to continue throughout the COVID-19 lockdown. At Noxguard there is no shortage of supply.
As the outbreak continues, many US states have now imposed lockdown measures and closures to non essential businesses. The DHS (Department of Homeland Security) through CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) has given a general guidance list but it is up to each state to decide which fall under this category. This has raised questions as to which activities are essential and which are not. The American Petroleum Institute (API) is advocating for DEF to be classed as an essential service because it supports the transportation industry.
All diesel trucks sold in the past 10 years need DEF (because of SCR systems) and this is part of fuel economy standards to reduce emissions . 75 percent of all commercial vehicles are powered by diesel engines, these include the fleet that is hauling goods around the country.