Oil Purification Systems, Shelton, Conn. announced that New England Motor Freight and its parent company, the Shevell Group, have signed an agreement to begin implementing the OPS-1 on-board oil refining system on NEMF's fleet of 1,000 vehicles.

NEMF expects the OPS-1 system to help significantly reduce its waste oil, and save time and money by extending the time between oil changes. In addition to the NEMF implementation, the Shevell Group has also begun rolling out the system with member company, Eastern Freight Ways, and plans to continue the implementation across its other member companies.

The Shevell Group selected the OPS-1 system based on an extensive evaluation period, during which. instead of changing the oil every 20,000 miles, or about five times a year, the company analyzed an oil sample to determine when an oil change was necessary. During the evaluation period, vehicles with the OPS-1 system ran more than 100,000 miles without an oil change. Analysis of the oil showed that all evaluation units were running with clean oil even after the 100,000-mile mark.

The Shevell Group expects to save more than 57,000 gallons of oil per year, resulting in a cost savings for NEMF's fleet of more than $500,000 per year.

More info: www.ops-1.com