BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI - Penske selected Yara's Air1 brand of DEF to be a primary supplier of DEF across the USA and Canada. It is Yara's guarantee of quality, uninterrupted supply via multiple sourcing concepts and its strong distribution model via the Mansfield DeliveryOne network which brought Yara and Penske together on this deal, according a company release.

With more than 1,000 locations and 200,000 vehicles worldwide, Penske must address all transportation and logistics challenges facing individuals, small companies and complex multinational organizations including DEF supply. Yara's Air1 complete DEF solution offers time savings and peace of mind which falls directly in line with why customers choose Penske.

"Yara and Penske have been working together to design a program which effectively and cost efficiently serves their customers.  I am extremely pleased that Penske has chosen the Air1 brand and look forward to our long term partnership which will offer complete solutions across North America," said Chad Dombroski, Yara's director of Air1.

New truck engine manufacturers will need to comply with the new emission standards imposed by the EPA that went into effect on January 1st 2010. Under the new regulations, most engine manufacturers have chosen the Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system as the most efficient way to meet these standards. DEF, the operating fluid for SCR, is a non-toxic solution that transforms harmful NOx emissions from heavy-duty diesel-powered vehicles into harmless water vapor and nitrogen. According to engine manufacturers, SCR combined with DEF improves overall fuel economy by approximately 5 percent compared to competing technologies, and achieves Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) reductions in excess of 90 percent. Air1 is guaranteed to meet ISO 22241 guidelines and is certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API).