California Distributors Ready to Deliver Air1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid

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Nine California companies join Mansfield Oil’s national DeliveryOne network, certify 34 diesel exhaust fluid specialists, lead educational, environmental efforts in transportation industry.

"With the expert support available from these companies across the state, customers now have a local resource to help them get comfortable with the adoption of DEF,” stated Douglas S. Haugh, Executive Vice President at Mansfield.

Nine California companies – Toro Petroleum, Coast Oil Company, Van De Pol Enterprises, Allied Washoe, Cross Petroleum, DeWitt Petroleum, Beck Oil, J.B. Dewar and SoCo Group – are ready to supply every county in the state with Air1, the world’s leading diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). The companies are ready to provide the education, equipment programs and DEF supply options, ranging from jugs to bulk, that their customers need to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards to reduce air pollution.

“It’s easy for DEF suppliers to say they are everywhere, but what we see customers needing more than anything at this point is education. So while we’re pleased to partner with these leading California companies to ensure efficient local distribution, we are most excited about their commitment to having so many educated professionals ready to help fleets determine best how to store, handle, dispense and use DEF. This is a brand new product that is mandated and there is nothing worse than having to buy something you don’t understand. With the expert support available from these companies across the state customers now have a local resource to help them get comfortable with the adoption of DEF,” stated Douglas S. Haugh, Executive Vice President at Mansfield.

Yara is a pioneer in the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) industry and began providing Air1 DEF in Europe, Asia and Australia nearly five years ago. Air1 is now the largest single global market leader in DEF sales. Yara provides the North American transportation industry with an efficient, reliable supply of Air1 to help meet 2010 Clean Air Act environmental requirements.

Mansfield and Yara conducted training sessions at Yara’s new $21 million terminal facility in Stockton and in Ontario, California, for 34 sales representatives now certified as Air1 specialists under the DeliveryOne program. Mansfield’s DeliveryOne network is the distribution system for Yara’s Air1 in the U.S.

“These nine distributors are the perfect partners to bring diesel exhaust fluid to California,” added Chad Dombroski, Air1 Director of North American Operations, Yara. “Their understanding of DEF, a history of outstanding client service, the strength of their teams and the depth of their commitment to educating customers about this year’s Clean Air Act requirements make them the go-to distributors for DEF in California.”

About Mansfield Oil
Ranked as one of the Top 100 privately held companies in America by Forbes and a multiple finalist in the 2009 Platts Global Energy Awards, Mansfield Oil defines the next generation of downstream oil company, delivering a disciplined approach to fuel services nationwide from over 900 supply terminals. Founded in 1957, the company has achieved double-digit growth for three decades. Mansfield Oil focuses on optimizing and controlling fuel-related costs for their customers with local service, nationwide. For more information, visit

About Yara International
Yara International is the world’s leading chemical company that converts energy, natural minerals and nitrogen from the air into essential products for farmers and industrial customers. As the number one global supplier of mineral fertilizers, Yara helps provide food for a growing world population. Its industrial products portfolio includes environmental protection agents such as Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) that prevent air pollution. Yara’s Sluiskil plant in the Netherlands is the single biggest DEF production site in the world. The Air1 brand for DEF has a strong market position in Europe and Australia. Yara’s global workforce of 8000 employees represents the great diversity and knowledge that enable Yara to remain a leading performer in the industry. For more information about Air1, visit


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