Following a $165 million investment, Pilot Flying J said it now offers diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) at the pump at 3,000 fuel lanes in the U.S.

“Drivers were stopping to refuel and then having to come inside to purchase gallons of DEF and carry them back out to their trucks to fill up their DEF tanks,” Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood said. “We always love to have drivers come in to see us and grab a hot meal or a cup of coffee, but we don’t want them to be inconvenienced if they don’t have to be.  Investing in DEF at the pump has been a direct investment in the quality of life for our professional driver customers, and that’s what matters to our team.”

There are nearly 400 locations offering DEF at the pump in 42 states and four Canadian provinces, the company said.

Pilot Flying J said it plans to have DEF at the pump available at all diesel lanes by the fall of 2013.

“By the fall of 2013, professional drivers will enjoy the convenience of DEF at the pump at any and every Pilot Flying J diesel lane,” Hazelwood said. “Our team is excited to complete this project, and it’s a convenience we hope every driver will enjoy.”