As a fuel manager, we at Howard Energy Inc frequently get questions about dyed diesel. This is because people want to save money on their fuel, but they also want to avoid getting in trouble. This is where the confusion starts. Allow us to start off with some commonly asked questions that people have about dyed diesel. Read on to learn more!
Green Diesel – When Should You Use It?
Diesel that has been dyed green is for on-road usage. It is taxed, so if you are driving on government highways and roads made with tax dollars, you should consider using green fuel. Not red fuel.
Red Diesel – When Should You Use It?
Diesel that is dyed red is for off-road usage as well. This means you could use it for construction equipment, heating oil, as well as agricultural purposes. Basically, you could use it within diesel-powered cars or equipment as long as you are not driving on highways or roads. Red dye diesel could also be used to run refrigeration units on trailers known as “reefers.” However, the vehicle it is attached to has to use green-dyed, taxable diesel fuel. Remember, stop and think before you decide to use red-dyed diesel. If you are trying to save money by using it on the road, you might get a hefty fine. If you are driving on the government highways and roads, you have to use green-dyed diesel.
When Can You Really Use Dyed Diesel Fuel?
If you have a vehicle or equipment that you only use off government highways and roads, there is a solid chance you can use tax-free diesel. For example, if you own a construction company, you would use that kind of fuel in tractors, bulldozers, backhoes, generators, skid steers, or cranes. Or if you run a farm, you can use red diesel for your harvester and combine.
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