How to get the best year-round diesel fuel performance

Guidelines to achieve quality diesel fuel performance through every season

Suggested diesel fuel fleet tank maintenance: 

  • Check and change your fuel and air filters as needed
  • Monitor water separators daily (drain if necessary)
  • Drain saddle tanks
  • Fuel trucks before use
  • Allow machines to idle for a short time to warm up the hydraulics and engine

Suggested diesel fuel storage tank maintenance:

  • Check for and remove free water
  • Inspect fill & vapor caps for damage and missing gaskets (replace if necessary)
  • Keep fuel storage tanks topped off
  • Have tank periodically cleaned

Helpful Tips

  • Be sure your diesel fuel is coming from a reliable supplier and through a reputable hauler
  • Ensure there is no lingering summer-grade diesel fuel in tanks or left in fuel lines.
  • Use a CFI (Cold Flow Improver) pre-treated premium diesel fuel like Sprague’s RoadForce® before temperatures drop. Our RoadForce® Premium Diesel Fuel already has the recommended additive treat ratio of 1:750 so you don’t have to, and shouldn’t, additionally treat your fuel.
  • Establish and follow a Preventive Maintenance (PM) program to reduce/avoid breakdowns with additional benefits that include:
    • Improved equipment and system reliability
    • Reduction of downtime
    • Decrease in expensive parts replacement
    • Extended equipment life
    • Improved resale value
    • Better parts inventory management
    • Regular machine/vehicle inspections to include (but not limited to):
    • Fuel and air filter changes
    • Fluid checks
    • Exhaust systems
    • Repair
    • Maintenance

A well-managed preventative maintenance program can improve ROI by adding a substantial amount of savings to your bottom line!

Sprague delivers RoadForce® Premium Diesel Fuel and other transportation fuels throughout the Northeast. Learn more about our product offerings, delivered services or contact us today!