Roadranger lubricants receive SAE environmental award

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Roadranger announced that its lubricants received the E2T Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for significant innovations in reducing the environmental impact caused by the transportation industry.

“Roadranger lubricants significantly reduce fluid waste,” says Donna Mosher, lubricant engineering specialist for Eaton Corp.’s Truck Group. Mosher says Roadranger lubricants, which are manufactured exclusively by Cognis Corp., have brought about notable waste oil reductions due to drain intervals that may be extended for up to seven times longer than those recommended for mineral-based lubricants; in addition, Roadranger Synthetic FE 75W-90 axle lubricant consistently has demonstrated fuel economy improvements of roughly one percent in multiple tests. For a fleet of 1,000 trucks in a typical linehaul application, the one percent savings can add up to a fiscal savings of more than $400,000 per year.

“Protecting and improving the environment are among Eaton’s highest priorities,” says Rick Muth, manager of Roadranger lubricants for Eaton. “Not only are we reducing our own emissions, energy and water consumption and waste production, but we also are helping our customers and suppliers reduce theirs. Our entire lubricants team — which includes engineering teams at Eaton, Dana and Cognis, our Roadranger sales and marketing team, and our OEM customers — is honored to be presented with this prestigious award.”