IFT secures UK-based Tate-Smith fleet as additive customer

By Ron Kotrba | March 26, 2014

This week fuel additive maker International Fuel Technology Inc. announced that through its U.K.-based sales group Environmental Fuel Technology Inc., another trucking fleet, Tate-Smith Ltd., is now relying on its trademarked DiesoLIFT10 additive. The company says the additive is formulated to improve performance of diesel fuel and biodiesel blends.

“Since using DiesoLiFT in our fleet distribution trucks, we are realizing fuel costs savings and a reduction in harmful emissions,” said Paul Tate-Smith, President of Tate-Smith Ltd. “Improving the efficiency of our fleet and reducing our carbon footprint are important mandates for our business operation.”

IFT says DiesoLiFT10 creates improved lubricity, cosolvency of water, and cleaning of fuel systems to help reduce maintenance costs. It also reduces carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, NOx, particulate matter and unburned hydrocarbons emissions. The company says up to a 6 percent improvement in fuel economy can also be achieved with DiesoLIFT10.  

The more than 100-year-old Tate-Smith operates a fleet of trucks distributing bottled products including soda and spirits. Tate-Smith is part of NDD, the National Drink Distributors consortium of independent licensed trade distributors in the U.K. Tate-Smith is also part of the Global Responsible Procurement Group, an organization of members dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of their business operations.

“We are delighted to have another road hauler enjoying the benefits of using DiesoLiFT and having the confidence in the product to recommend it to other road transport operators,” said Martyn Lodge, CEO of EFT.

IFT and EFT are focused on providing IFT’s technology to large, industrial consumers of diesel fuel and biodiesel blends in the rail, stationary power generation and road transport industries.


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