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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-07-2006, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Difference in trucker diesel fuel and regular diesel??

On my way up to MD i stopped at a truck stop and the trucker fuel was $.10 cheaper a gallon. It was rated at 40 instead of 45 cetane. I ended up using the regular stuff. Would I have had problems with the 40 or would it have been fine? :shrug: Just curious

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most places around here is only 40 cetane. There shouldn't be any difference between the two. I dont know why there would be a difference in price though..

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one could be winter fuel, and the other the summer fuel. the winter fuel would have anti gel already mixed in it.

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the stations usually charge the p/u. /car pleasure use vehicles more. Basically giving the truckers a break since the truckers livelyhood is based on the fuel. Also the truckers usually have a special card to buy their fuel that will give them a break.

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well around here the "cheaper" fuel is strictly off-road fuel used for tractors and other off the highway vechicles and the more expensiver stuff is for the reguar pickups and all the highway vehicles and if you get caught with the cheap fuel in your truck when if aint a off highway truck you can get a ticket or something i dont know if that help any

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Just some info, Go to a Flying J truck stop and register for there frequent fueler and save, Also get points to use in store an other things as well. Their fuel is cheaper than most companies.

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ALL modern Diesel engines are DESIGNED for 45 Cetane fuel, MINUMUM.

40 cetane diesel is ***** fuel, and not only would I not buy it for $0.10/gallon less, I would not buy it AT ALL.

We are the only "modern industrialized country" that does not legislate the quality (cetane, moisture, viscosity, specific gravity etc) of our diesel. The result? All the emissions crap we have on our engines, that are not needed in other countries (or are needed but are less sophisticated).

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ALL modern Diesel engines are DESIGNED for 45 Cetane fuel, MINUMUM.

40 cetane diesel is ***** fuel, and not only would I not buy it for $0.10/gallon less, I would not buy it AT ALL.

We are the only "modern industrialized country" that does not legislate the quality (cetane, moisture, viscosity, specific gravity etc) of our diesel. The result? All the emissions crap we have on our engines, that are not needed in other countries (or are needed but are less sophisticated).


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The reason the fuel appears cheaper is because most trucks are tax exempt. The prices you are looking at are without state tax I believe. On the other end of the deal, the truckers pay all those taxes they didnt pay throughout the year at tax season, so they never really get a break from the tax. They just dont pay it at the time of fillup. The diesel comes from the same tank, just differant pumps.

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The reason the fuel appears cheaper is because most trucks are tax exempt. The prices you are looking at are without state tax I believe. On the other end of the deal, the truckers pay all those taxes they didnt pay throughout the year at tax season, so they never really get a break from the tax. They just dont pay it at the time of fillup. The diesel comes from the same tank, just differant pumps.
Trucks are NOT tax exempt. Sometimes the trucks pay less than cars in some states(IN comes to mind) but when we file our Qtr. taxes we pay it all. Some states charge fuel tax PLUS mi tax(KY,NM,OR) so we both ways. Talk about getting bent over without a kiss or vaseline!

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