Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) Deliveries in DE, MD, & PA
We deliver on-road and off-road Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) to keep your trucks, tractors, and other important equipment moving.
Ultra-Low Sulfur Non-Highway (Off-Road) Diesel Fuel
Dyed Diesel: By law, this red-dyed diesel is only used in off-road vehicles, such as farm tractors, heavy construction equipment, and generators. Because it is not supposed to be used for on-road vehicles, this fuel is not subject to state or federal road taxes within the United States.
For additional information on vehicles and fuel requirements, please see the following rulemakings: EPA Diesel Fuel Standards and Rulemakings
Ultra-Low Sulfur Highway (On-Road) Diesel Fuel
Clear Diesel: The fuel sold without dye added, known as clear diesel, is on-road vehicle-grade fuel available to the general public at regular gas stations. This type of diesel is meant for use by vehicles that travel the roads daily, like cars, trucks, and SUVs.
Clear fuel has low sulfur levels and is legally taxable. Any vehicle that has a diesel engine and is licensed by the state for on-road use must use this clear fuel.
For information on vehicles and fuel requirements, please see the following rulemaking.: EPA Diesel Fuel Standards and Rulemakings
Order your ULSD off-road or on-road diesel fuel today!
Hillside delivers commercial diesel directly to your tractors, fleet trucks, bulk tanks, construction equipment, and emergency backup generators. ULSD highway and non-highway diesel fuels are available for bulk delivery by calling 302-738-4144 or 410-398-2146.
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WHAT IS ULTRA LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUEL (ULSD)?
Ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) is cleaner diesel fuel because it has substantially lower sulfur content. Ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel has been refined so that its sulfur content is 15 parts per million (ppm) or less. This is 97 percent cleaner than the standard highway-use diesel fuel sold in the US, which contains an average of 500 ppm sulfur. Sulfur, a natural part of crude oil derived from diesel fuel, is one of the key causes of particulates or soot in diesel. Soot is the main culprit of diesel engines’ noxious black exhaust fumes and is among the prime contributors to air pollution. The move toward ULSD aims to lower diesel engines’ harmful exhaust emissions and improve air quality.
WHY ULTRA LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUEL (ULSD)?
The greatest benefit of ultra-low sulfur diesel is that it burns cleaner than the previous diesel fuel generation. This not only reduces pollution but means less wear on specific replaceable components, particularly on engines designed specifically for the fuel. Ultra-low sulfur diesel works with the emission control devices found on numerous vehicles to further reduce harmful exhaust.
According to the U.S. EPA, the combined impact of moving to ultra-low sulfur diesel leads to significant improvements in human health, carbon emissions, and environmental justice.
- ULSD is diesel fuel with a maximum sulfur content of 15 ppm (parts per million) and is often referred to as S 15. S 15, S500, and S5000 are designations for diesel fuels that meet 15 ppm, 500 ppm, and 5,000 ppm maximum sulfur content, respectively.
- ULSD will be required for all 2007 and later model-year on-road diesel engines.
Even if you’re not legally required to use ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel, there are both long- and short-term benefits to making the switch for your fleet.
- Safer and healthier workplace. Strong evidence suggests that ultra-low sulfur diesel reduces long-term occupational health risks such as heart and lung disease, asthma, bronchitis, and other chronic conditions.
- Longer-lasting equipment with less maintenance. Using ULSD fuels will lengthen the lifespan of your equipment and require fewer repairs and oil changes resulting in higher cost savings.
- Meeting future regulatory requirements. Your fleet will be better prepared to meet future EPA regulations.
- Heavy duty engine and vehicle standards and highway diesel fuel sulfur control requirements
- Clean Diesel Trucks and Buses Rule