July 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By David Cullen
It’s not rocket science to split an API oil-service category. But it takes lots of chemical engineering to develop and bring to market not one, but two, new heavy-duty motor oil specs in a mere five years.
Tags: Emissions, Fuel Efficiency, Fuel and Oil, API
July 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Deborah Lockridge
To meet expected greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency standards, oil companies and engine makers have been busy developing a new standard for engine oils that will provide a new type of lower-viscosity oil to improve engine efficiency.
Tags: Oil, Low-Viscosity Oil, Shell, Detroit Diesel, CITGO Lubricants, Chevron, API, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Daimler, Fuel Economy
March 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Exactly what is this "high-temp, high-shear" viscosity engine oil standard in the works for the next round of EPA emissions standards, and what are engine makers doing to make sure engines will still be well protected?
Tags: Fuel and Oil, Engines, Fuel Economy, GHG emissions, Engine Oil, TMC, API
January 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
By Tom Berg
Is this a case of win-win? Do the new regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions help both the environment and truck operators’ bottom lines? So it seems.
Tags: Volvo, Kenworth, Eaton, Navistar, Freightliner, Peterbilt, SCR, EPA, Mack, GHG emissions, API, GHG14
October 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Denise Rondini
Every fleet knows how important oil is to the proper operation of their vehicles, but how can they determine if upgrading to a premium oil makes sense for them?
Tags: Oil, Exxon Mobil, Shell Lubricants, Chevron Lubricants, Grease, API, Maintenance
March 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
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: Re-refined oil, Safety-Kleen, API, Valvoline, Universal Lubricants, Oil
January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
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: Managing 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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