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Photos: Shell Rotella

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Shell's New Oil Works for Mixed Diesel and Gas Fleets

Shell Rotella's T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 synthetic oil is designed for versatility, meeting the API CK-4 specification for Class 8 Trucks as well as API SN specification for gasoline trucks and vans.

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USA Truck Appoints Maintenance VP

USA Truck announced that Jeff Harris will be the company's new VP of maintenance. Harris will oversee maintenance at all the company’s facilities.

Since 2011 the company has amassed 60 million test miles on CK-4 formulations, and 50 million miles of tests involving the High Temperature High Shear (HTHS) formulas required by FA-4 specifications. Photo: Shell

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Shell: New Engine Oil Categories Making the Grade

A new generation of engine oils is in the North American market, passing a battery of tests developed for specific engine brands. But the work of convincing buyers about the related features and benefits of CK-4 and FA-4 oils continues.

 A policy of “opportunity charging” that has drivers putting trucks on charging devices during lunch, breaks and other downtimes is a key component in keeping the trucks’ state of charge high for longer periods of time. Photo: Orange EV

Articles

TMC Panel Educates Fleets on Real-World Electric Truck Operation

Calculating recharging times, driver training and overcoming “range anxiety” were just a few of the topics covered at an electric truck panel discussion at TMC’s Fall Meeting.

TMC panelists Bill Brown, Colin Crowley, Peter Savage and Deryk Powell outlined what they’ve learned as more and more fleets struggled to adopt new technologies and make them work effectively. Photo: Jack Roberts

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Fleets Share Best Practices on Implementing New Technologies

Looking at technology as a problem-solver first can go a long way toward its successful deployment in real-world fleet operations. A panel discussion at TMC's Fall Meeting offered real-world advice.

FedEx Freight technician Mark McLean said he hopes to one day move into fleet management and share his knowledge and experience with young, up-and-coming technicians.

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FedEx Freight Dominates 2017 TMC SuperTech Competition

FedEx Freight technician Mark McLean came away with an unprecedented third TMC SuperTech title at the 2017 competition held in Orlando, Florida.

Denise Rondini

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Commentary: Fast-Tracking Technicians

The TechSpedite program teaches technicians how to do the job not just from a technical perspective but from a personal and professional perspective too, explains Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini in her September column.

Rolf Lockwood

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Commentary: The Other Shortage - Heavy-Duty Technicians

The shortage of able technicians is going to bite us if we don’t find a fix. In fact, it already is, says Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

Photo: Michelin

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FMCSA Denies ATA Petition Regarding Truck Tire Inflation Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration denied a petition filed by the American Trucking Associations that would remove a provision of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations regarding tire inflation.

Photo via Love's Travel Stops

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Love’s Acquires Speedco from Bridgestone Americas

Love’s Travel Stops and Bridgestone Americas reached an agreement for Love’s to purchase Speedco, a national network of service locations that provides quick lube and inspection services to the trucking industry.

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