Cindy Zimmerman

NBB Truckers on the nation’s highways can now find biodiesel just by calling a toll-free hotline.

The National Biodiesel Board has announced the launch of 866-BIODIESEL where truckers and other motorists can locate biodiesel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

According to an NBB release, the Biodiesel Hotline staff has access to mapping software linked to a database that is populated and kept up to date with retail outlets carrying biodiesel. Information including truck accessibility and blend percentage of biodiesel to petro-diesel is available from the database.

Based on a recent survey, truckers state that reduced dependence on foreign oil and support for U.S. farmers are two of the most important reasons to use biodiesel. Many truckers also state that biodiesel reduces wear and tear through increased lubricity and improves engine performance. Awareness of biodiesel among truckers is high, so the most asked question is “where can I find biodiesel?”

Retail pump locations can be found from biodiesel.org, and those that are truck accessible are currently searchable on BioTrucker.com, but often truckers do not have access to the Internet.

The number is 866-BIODIESEL.