March 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Tom Berg
What are you doing with the spent oil from your engines? Most fleets are reusing it somehow, perhaps by burning it in special furnaces to heat the shops or selling it to a recycler who'll put it to other uses. Drain oil was once dumped or given away, but since the rise of petroleum prices on world markets, it now brings as much as 95 cents a gallon.
Tags: Valvoline, Universal Lubricants, Re-refined oil, Safety-Kleen, Clean Harbors, API, Oil
January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Deborah Lockridge
Three years from now, you'll see a new API diesel engine oil-service category, designed to help meet federal greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards, which have a final phase-in date set for model year 2018 trucks.
Tags: Under The Hood, API, oils, Chevron, Shell
December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Park
For years, some fleets have turned to synthetic engine oils for easier starts in cold-weather climates and to help them extend oil drain intervals. But if that's the only selling point you're using for synthetic lubes, it may be time for some consumer education
Tags: In The Shop, Engine Oil, Maintenance, Aftermarket, API, Lubricants
By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief
By January of 2016, you'll see a new API diesel engine oil classification, designed to help meet federal greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards. In fact, you may, for the first time, see two separate categories
Tags: Maintenance, Oil, MPG, GHG, API, PC-11, CO2
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