Oil

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November 22, 2016

New API Diesel Engine Oil Categories Arrive Dec. 1

The American Petroleum Institute's new diesel engine oil-service categories, API CK-4 and FA-4, will begin appearing in the marketplace on Dec. 1.

November 16, 2016

Answers to 3 Key Questions on the 2 New Oil Categories

With engine oils meeting new CK-4 and FA-4 category specs on the market, fleets need to know how best to make use of them.

July 11, 2016

TP-8617 Designed to Pinpoint All Leaks

The Tracerline EZ-Ject A/C and Fluid Kit TP-8617 is a leak detection kit designed to pinpoint all leaks including refrigerant, oil and other fluids.

May 20, 2016

Report: Trucking Can Play a Big Role in Energy Security

The non-profit, nonpartisan group Securing America’s Future Energy has released a report on how the U.S. can remain on the path to greater energy security that includes recommendations for the trucking industry.

February 23, 2016

North American Fleet Partners with Petro-Canada Lubricants

Privately-owned Canadian fleet Challenger has chosen Petro-Canada Lubricants as its exclusive heavy-duty engine oil provider as part of a multi-year partnership agreement.

December 16, 2015

Chevron Launches Online PC-11 Education Campaign

Chevron has launched a PC-11 Public Education Campaign aimed at “building awareness and clarity” about the new API CK-4 and API FA-4 oil-service category specs approved last week.

September 3, 2015

Chevron Engineer Named Head of Oil Classification Panel

Chevron Products Company announced that senior staff engineer Shawn Whitacre has been selected as the new chairman of the ASTM Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Classification Panel.

September 2, 2015

Shell Updates its PC-11 Oil Website

Shell has refreshed its WhatisPC-11.com website with updated information about the upcoming diesel engine oil specifications.

March 24, 2015

Refiners Buy Tankers to Ensure Supplies of Better Crude Oil

Refiners are buying trucks to fetch more desirable crude oil than what they’re getting through pipelines.

January 22, 2015

Ryder Converts Bulk Oil Program to High Efficiency Oil

Ryder is now using 10W-30 grade oil to service all Ryder lease, rental and maintenance customer vehicle as part of the company’s preventive maintenance program.

November 18, 2014

CoPilot Truck Energy App Available for Android

ALK’s CoPilot Truck Energy App is now available on the Google Play store for smartphones and tablets running the Android operating system. The CoPilot Truck Energy App offers in-cab, turn-by-turn navigation for oil and gas field mapping.

July 17, 2014

Oil Viscosity: How Low Can You Go?

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.

October 9, 2013

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

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?

June 3, 2013

Champion Announces New Low-Ash 15w-40 Synthetic CNG Engine Oil

Champion Oil has recently announced a new full synthetic low-ash oil for fleets fueled by CNG, LNG or Propane. The 15w-40 multi-grade viscosity has reduced ash content and is engineered for longevity and durability.

April 3, 2013

Going Green With Re-Refined Oil

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.

March 21, 2013

Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 Targets Fuel Economy

Chevron says its latest engine oil can save up to 3% in fuel economy in Class 6 trucks compared to SAE 15W-40 oils.

February 11, 2013

Oil Gains Ground While Diesel Rises for Fourth Straight Week

The price of oil is inching back closer to the $100 a barrel mark while diesel fuel prices, rising for the fourth straight week, hit their highest level since the latter half of October.

February 4, 2013

Study shows shale boom provides boost to trucking

Shale energy exploration, the growing practice of deep horizontal drilling to harvest oil and natural gas previously beyond reach, has changed America’s energy industry and overall economy.

January 6, 2013

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

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

December 21, 2012

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

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