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November 4, 2014

Unsung Documentary Series: Baker Trucking

Tommy Baker, an undrafted amateur hockey player, is poised to take over his father's trucking business, Baker Trucking, but his Father Billy isn't sure if he's cut out for it. 

This video is part of Shell Rotella's Unsung documentary series that tells stories of unsung heroes and how their work and lifestyles are intertwined. 

May 19, 2014

Trucker Captures SuperRigs Best of Show for Second Consecutive Year

Bill Rethwisch of Tomah, Wis. captured Best of Show honors with his green and white 2013 Peterbilt 389 at the 32nd Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition held May 15-17 at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.

May 19, 2014

32nd Annual Shell SuperRigs Winners

Bill Rethwisch of Tomah, Wis. captured Best of Show honors with his green and white 2013 Peterbilt 389 at the 32nd Annual Shell SuperRig competition held May 15-17 at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C. See pictures of his truck and other winners, along with photos of the truck parade and nighttime truck light show. 

May 14, 2014

Shell Engine Teardown Compares Protection of Experimental Oil

What do you get when you put a group of trucking journalists in a room with three tables of engine teardown parts and ask them to choose which one is from the truck running the experimental low-viscosity oil? A lot of eeny-meeny-miney-mo.

May 14, 2014

I Came to an Engine Teardown and Learned About Barbecue

So what do engine oil and competition pit barbecue have in common? Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge finds out for her All That's Trucking blog.

May 14, 2014

Shell Rotella Engine Teardown

A North Carolina fleet has been running a group of trucks on three different Shell Rotella oils -- a 15w-40, a 10w-30, and a 10w-30 that's been altered to provide a lower high-temp/high-shear number than is currently approved. A teardown of one of each after more than half a million miles shows virtually no difference in wear among the three engines. Learn more here. (By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief.)

May 14, 2014

Shell Teardown Evaluates Low-Viscosity Experimental Engine Oil

In anticipation of a new heavy duty engine oil API classification aimed at improving fuel economy with oils meeting lower high-temperature/high-shear viscosity standards, Shell did a field test of an experimental low HTHS-viscosity version of its Rotella engine oil. It shared the results with trade press editors on May 14, 2014. Here Howard Hill, engineer, lubricant technology, explains the results to HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

December 5, 2013

2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Calendar Available

The 2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar can now be purchased, featuring 12 sharp looking heavy-duty trucks in North America, along with some great scenery from the Tomah, Wis. area as a backdrop, where the SuperRigs truck beauty contest was held earlier this year.

July 18, 2013

New Shell SuperRigs Winner After Eligibility Review

There's a new winning Best of Show entry in this year's Shell Rotella SuperRigs Contest, because the previously announced winner was found to not meet all the eligibility requirements for a working truck and trailer.

July 18, 2013

Shell SuperRigs 2013 Best of Show Winners

There's a new winning lineup of Best of Show winners and runners-up in this year's Shell Rotella SuperRigs Contest, because the previously announced winner was found to not meet all the eligibility requirements for a working truck and trailer.

June 24, 2013

Jonathan Eilen Captures Best of Show at Shell Rotella SuperRigs

Jonathan Eilen of Hampton, Minn., captured Best of Show honors with his 2007 Peterbilt 379 at the 31st annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition held June 20-22 in Tomah, Wis. The winning truck also captured first place in the Best Engine category giving $10,000 to take home.

June 19, 2013

31st Shell Rotella SuperRigs Pulls into Wisconsin

The 31st annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition gets underway Thursday and runs through Saturday in Tomah, Wis., as part of the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck & Tractor Pull.

March 26, 2013

Shell Rotella SuperRigs Contest to Be Held With Tractor Pull

Shell has announced the date of its 31st annual Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty contest, which this year is being held in conjunction with a tractor pull event.

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