The Mahoning Valley Railway Co. (MVRY), a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc., will serve Pilot/Flying J’s new diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) terminal in Struthers, Ohio.
MVRY will deliver the urea needed to produce DEF at the terminal. Following production, Pilot/Flying J will transload the DEF to truck for delivery to its area retail travel centers.
“Pilot/Flying J is proud to have MVRY as a rail partner for our Eastern Ohio DEF market,” Wes Mailhos, Pilot/Flying J’s manager of rail operations and business development, said in a news release. “The railroad made every effort to learn our business and offer a transportation strategy that helps our DEF production process, and we now have an excellent rail solution as part of our supply chain.”
Engines in diesel-powered vehicles rely on DEF to lower nitrogen oxide emissions, in accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 heavy-duty engine and vehicle emissions standards.