A trucking firm in
claiming that fuel-filter problems plaguing its trucks may have been caused by
soybean-based biodiesel purchased from a
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that
Valley Cartage, a trucking company in
, began having problems with
clogged fuel filters just days after it switched to biodiesel
in all of its trucks.
The company, which has 50 trucks, said the problems worsened in cold weather.
Tom Chrismer, vice president of Valley Cartage, told
the Journal Sentinel that his company
changed 50 fuel filters on its trucks in a month.
The biodiesel was purchased from a supplier
according to the Journal Sentinel.
has been seeing its own share of fuel filter problems since switching over to a
mandatory 2 percent biodiesel blend in October 2005.
temporarily suspended its biodiesel mandate while
investigators try to determine the reason for the problem. The suspension is
scheduled to run out Friday, Jan. 13.
The actual cause of the fuel-filter problems has yet to be determined.
Meanwhile, the Journal Sentinel reported that Valley Cartage has switched back to straight diesel and has not
had any further fuel-filter issues.