This could be an interesting time for the logistics industry...
Not only the trucking industry. My SUV requires the addition of ad-blue, otherwise it won't start if it runs out.Why haven't you had it remapped? It's not as if you give a toss about emissions.
Someone suggested pi$$ing in the ad-blue tank as it made from urea. Don't know if I would risk it.
Me neither. Closest would've been Dodgy Bros with their LPG injection on 4498, I think - but even that's stretching the "close" definition.As far as I know, the vast majority (if not all) of the diesel locos and railcars in Australia don't use urea. There was talk of VLine fitting new VLos with Tier 4 Cummins engines at some stage.I've never come across anything rail related that used Ad Blue.
Finding a servo that has AdBlue is getting a bit trickier now. Then when you do, I hope you don't need too much.In Melbourne going off what people are saying on the radio, Service Stations won't permit people filling up drums/jerry cans with AdBlue only genuine tanks on trucks.
Yesterday I returned to work after 3 weeks of annual leave. Before I left, as always, I left my truck with a full tank of diesel and a full tank of AdBlue. When I got back yesterday, I was left with half a tank of diesel and less than a quarter of a tank of AdBlue. So clearly the fella who drove my truck while I was away didn't fill up the AdBlue tank once (typically I can get nearly 4 weeks out of a tank of AdBlue, although typically I fill it up every 2 weeks)
I need to use BP (company truck, their money, their rules, no complaint from me), and not all BPs will have AdBlue pumps anyway, only the big ones with a separate truck canopy usually. Yesterday I had to try about 5 different 'big' BPs before hearing from a colleague about 1 BP a fair bit out of my way that did have it.
After a 25 minute drive out of my way, I found an AdBlue pump tha t worked. Even then though, I was limited to 40 litres (signage at the servo said 50 litres, but the pump cut out at 40, but the tank wasn't full). That will keep my truck on the road for the next 2 weeks at least.
Oh, also the price has sky-rocketed. From 95c per litre to close to $2 per litre. Not a problem for me, the company pays, but sooner or later that price rise will find its way on to the supermarket shelf no doubt.
I for one will not be upset to have fewer B doubles tailgating me on the Bruce Highway because they are in a "hurry"!True, you won't be able to drive on the Bruce Highway as there will be no fuel on the servos there, if this starts to really bite.