The commercial trucking industry is an industry that, because of the nature of its work, contributes to the pollution problem present today more than many other industries. However, thanks to modern technology, we have been able to find ways to remedy these problems. TA Truck Service is at the forefront of this movement with its recent addition to its list of services available. Now you can have your Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) picked up, cleaned, and delivered back to you. Make sure you're doing your part to help save the environment as well as performing as efficiently as possible.
The Connection Between the Environment and DPFs
It's estimated that there are approximately 15.5 million commercial trucks running on U.S. highways every day. With that many trucks, it's easy to imagine what is contaminating the air we breathe. To keep the pollutants entering the air at a minimum and to make sure we aren't breathing in toxic chemicals and fumes, Diesel Particulate Filters, more commonly known as DPFs, have become a necessity.
You may be wondering exactly what a DPF is and does. A DPF is a device that is installed in the exhaust stream of diesel engines made after January 1, 2007 in response to more stringent emission regulations. Diesel emissions from commercial vehicles are full of harmful particulates that have been linked to adverse health effects. Not only are these particles harmful to humans, the build up of these particles creates soot which reduces the effectiveness of both your DPF and your vehicle.
Not only is it important to make sure this filter is being cleaned in general, it is also important to make sure the filter is receiving regular preventive maintenance. When neglected, mass soot accumulation has the ability to shorten the usable life of the filter, not to mention the increased difficulty and cost of cleaning. With a clean filter, you will experience increased fuel economy, less downtime, fewer regenerations, increased vehicle performance, and much more.
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TA Truck Service Helps Clean up Your Act
TA Truck Service has made it easier than ever for you to make sure you have a clean DPF*. Now, call and request a DPF pick-up and that's it! A representative will come to you and pick up your DPF and have it back to you in 24 hours. That means no additional running around for you. You will also be provided with a copy of the test results of your filter for your records.
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