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July 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Oil Viscosity: How Low Can You Go?

Chevron conducted a live teardown of a Detroit DD15 engine, with more than 400,000 miles of service using Delo 400 XLE 10W-30, during the Mid-America Trucking Show. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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, Duron, API, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Daimler, Fuel Economy

June 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

121 Ways to Save Fuel: In the Shop

By HDT Staff

From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

Tags: Fuel Management, Fuel Injection, Brakes, Engines, OIl

October 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Beyond the API 'Donut:' Putting a Premium on Oil

Oil experts say there  area a number of factors that fleets need to consider in the oil selection process.

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, Citgo, Grease, API, maintenance

March 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Going Green With Re-Refined Oil

Universal Lubricants picks up drain oil at automotive dealers, repair shops and truck terminals.

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

New Oil Category Will Help Meet Fuel Economy/GHG Emissions Regs

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 TRT Oil Filter Line Provide Time-Release Additives

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

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Luber-finer Oil Filter Features Time-Release Additives

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

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 Designed to Operate in Extreme Cold

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

Filter Trends

By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Managing Editor

Oils aren't the only thing that's been changing

Tags: OIl, oil filter, Filters, oil additives

August 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Are You Using The Right Oil?

By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Managing Editor

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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