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How does AdBlue affect fleet operation

AdBlue is a necessity for many fleets, with manufacturers including it in the design of diesel engines to comply with Euro6 regulations. A urea-based solution, AdBlue triggers a chemical reaction that converts NOx gases into harmless nitrogen and water vapour.

Vehicles designed with a need for AdBlue will simply stop running if there is an insufficient supply and won’t restart until the AdBlue tank is topped up again.

Therefore, it is important for fleet managers to ensure aid there is a readily available supply of AdBlue to keep the fleet running. Of course, this comes with associated costs and extra management time that need to be factored into your operational plans.

AdBlue is available from a variety of sources in different quantities to suit every type of fleet. For smaller fleets with less demand AdBlue can be purchased in store at service stations across the country, either in containers of up to 20L or at the pump.

For fleets with a higher demand AdBlue can be purchased in larger quantities from manufacturers or other suppliers such as AID Fuel Oils Group. With a discount for bulk amounts, this is often the most cost-effective way for fleet managers to manage their AdBlue requirements.

AID’s Direct Supply Scheme goes one step further to alleviate the stresses of AdBlue management. You’ll receive a free AdBlue Loan Tank for your business with an integrated telematics package. Once your AdBlue drops below a certain level we will organise a delivery to top up your tank.

To find out more about the Direct Supply Scheme visit our website.