We offer off-road diesel for uses that do not require diesel taxes be applied.
At Bumgarner Oil, we have been serving the wholesale and retail markets in Hickory, North Carolina since 1954. We are committed to providing the quality oil-based fuels, lubricants and bio heat products you need for your business and home. As part of that commitment, we offer both all-road and off-road diesel so you can keep your vehicles correctly fueled.
Off-road diesel is not different from on-road diesel except that when you purchase it, you are not charged the applicable taxes related to highway use. You can utilize this fuel for any situation other than highway driving, making it a lower cost option for such uses as farm machinery. You will be able to tell which fuel you have by looking at it, as off-road diesel has been tinted red so that authorities can determine if it is being used inappropriately.
Incidentally, the fine associated with putting off-road diesel into highway vehicles is $10/gallon or $1,000 per violation (per tank), whichever is greater, so it is unwise to use dyed off-road diesel illegally. Repeated violations result in an increase to the amount of $1,000 over the previous violation. It is also important to note that tractors and other farm equipment must use the off-road diesel within 25 miles of the registered address. You can, however, purchase and use our off-road diesel for licensed highway vehicles used by a public school district, government agency, or nonprofit educational organization.
If you have any questions about our off-road diesel or any of our products or services, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.