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
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
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, API, OIl
January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
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
December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Luber-finer oil filters announced the launch of its new line of heavy-duty time release technology (TRT) oil filters
Tags: Luber-finer, OIl, Filters
Luber-finer's new line of Heavy-Duty Time Release Technology (TRT) oil filters provide a controlled release of a specially formulated, highly concentrated liquid additive into the oil supply, helping the oil maintain its quality longer, according to the company
Tags: OIl, Filters, Luber-finer
Shell Lubricants has introduced Shell Rotella T6 0W-40, a full synthetic heavy-duty diesel engine oil designed for extreme cold conditions
Tags: OIl, Shell
August 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Managing Editor
Oils aren't the only thing that's been changing
Tags: OIl, oil filter, Filters, oil additives
For two decades, we have seen a new API oil classification for on-highway heavy duty diesels every few years. This time, it's different.
Tags: OIl, SCR, CJ-4 motor oil
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