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August 21, 2015

Starship Rig Shooting for Top MPG

By the early ’80s some fleets were using roof-mounted air fairings on their road tractors to reduce drag. That got the attention of owner-operator Bob Sliwa, who figured a lot more could be done.

July 14, 2015

Fleet Safety Conference: Leader Behavior Drives Safety Culture

In his opening keynote address at the 2015 Fleet Safety Conference, Shell Global Road Safety Manager Mike Watson describes the controls and leadership necessary to foster a successful corporate safety culture.

July 14, 2015

2015 Fleet Safety Conference in Pictures

The 2015 Fleet Safety Conference opened July 13 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel outside of Chicago, and continued July 14 with the opening keynote by Mike Watson, Shell's global road safety manager. Three executives from Wheels, Inc., discussed how to minimize hidden risks in a fleet safety program. Photos by Chris Wolski and Mark Campbell.

June 10, 2015

Shell Lubricants: All Cylinders Firing for Two New Diesel Oil Categories

The industry campaign to develop not one but two new API oil-service categories to eventually replace the current CJ-4 spec for heavy-duty diesel engines is on a fast track for new formulations to be licensed starting in late 2016, according to Shell Lubricants.

June 4, 2015

Shell Opens LNG Lanes at Two Texas TA Locations

Shell is offering liquefied natural gas at two TravelCenters of America truck fueling stations in Texas, located in Dallas and San Antonio.

May 29, 2015

GE Capital Canada, Shell Offer LNG Lease Discount

GE Capital Canada has signed a commercial agreement with Shell Canada Products to facilitate the Canadian trucking industry’s adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the fleet management company announced.

March 30, 2015

Shell, TravelCenters of America Open More LNG Lanes

Shell opened two new lanes serving liquefied natural gas at TravelCenters of America truck refueling stations located in Baytown, Texas and in Lafayette, La.

September 15, 2014

Gas-to-Liquids Technology Makes Fuel, Oil From Natural Gas

A a giant facility in Qatar, Shell is turning natural gas into products normally produced from crude oil — fuel, base oils, paraffin, kerosene, etc.

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.

July 3, 2014

Visit to a Chinese Truckstop

As part of an international media event showcasing Shell's new lubricants technology center in Shanghai, journalists got to visit a "truck park" in an industrial area outside the city where the Shell roadshow was being held.

June 30, 2014

New Oil Standard Won't Have Adhesive Wear Test

A proposed test for adhesive wear, or scuffing, will not be a part of the upcoming new API oil standard, currently known as PC-11, and the new category is running behind schedule for implementation.

May 5, 2014

Shell and Travel Centers of America Open LNG Fueling Lanes in U.S.

Shell and Travel Centers of America opened their first two liquefied natural gas fueling lanes in the U.S. in Ontario, California. This station is the first of the Shell and TA agreement to sell LNG to heavy-duty road transport customers in the U.S. at TA and Petro fueling centers.

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.

November 6, 2013

First TA and Petro LNG Locations Announced

Officials with the truckstop chain, Travel Centers of America, indicated this week when they plan to open their first liquefied natural gas filling stations in cooperation with Shell targeting commercial vehicles.

September 4, 2013

Shell Launches Fuel Card for Fleets With 80-Plus Vehicles

Shell launched the Shell Fleet Navigator Card, a flexible fuel card for large fleets. The Shell Fleet Navigator Card allows managers to tailor their fuel network to control when, where and what fuel sites their drivers use, helping to alter driver behavior and increase savings for the company.

April 15, 2013

Shell, TA Finalize LNG Network Agreement

Shell and TravelCenters of America announced Monday they finalized an agreement to develop a U.S. nationwide network of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling centers for heavy-duty fleet customers and plan to have the first station operational in about a year.

March 27, 2013

Mack, Volvo Collaborating with Shell for Global LNG Project

Mack Trucks and sister company Volvo Trucks announced a collaboration with Shell to coordinate efforts and support activities that encourage the use of liquefied natural gas as a fuel for commercial vehicles.

March 7, 2013

Shell Plans LNG Liquefaction Plants in Great lakes, Gulf Coast Regions

Shell is planning two liquefaction plants that will produce about one quarter of a million tons of LNG to road and marine users in the Gulf Coast and Great Lakes regions.

January 17, 2013

The Next Generation of Oils: New API oil category will help meet fuel economy/GHG regs

Three years from now, you'll see a new API diesel engine oil-service category, designed to help meet federal greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards, which have a final phase-in date set for model year 2018 trucks.

December 11, 2012

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



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