CCJ Top 250
Oils & lubricants
Fleets should be proactive in leveraging relationships with vendors
Transportation is a relationship business, and vendor reps can provide more than donuts and tee times.
July 28, 2022
Fleets aren't the only ones testing engine oils
As long as you're using the right type in the right application, and have good fundamental maintenance practices, engine oil isn't an exact science – but its formulation is.
June 23, 2022
Not testing fluids? You could be missing a 150% ROI
Testing and sampling is fairly inexpensive, and the industry average is about a 150% return on what fleets are spending on those samples.
May 26, 2022
Oils & lubricants
Rising diesel cost puts fuel economy back in focus
With diesel fuel is at its highest point in nearly 15 years, fleets have had to take a hard look at miles per gallon.
March 24, 2022
Delo debuting new 15W-40 synthetic
Delo 400 XSP SAE 15W-40’s soot dispersancy and wear control helps protect the engine’s cylinders, pistons, rings and valve train components against wear and corrosion.
March 21, 2022
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Fleet shares its story of how it went from 15,000 mile oil drains to 100,000
Ozark Motor Lines used oil sampling analysis and data to push its oil drain intervals more than six-times further.
February 24, 2022
Winter weather influences fleet maintenance practices
January is usually the coldest month of the year across the U.S. with average temperatures of just under 35 degrees, but February is not too far behind.
January 27, 2022
Development of new diesel engine oil category underway
Upcoming generation of engine oils could feature even lower viscosity grades.
January 13, 2022
Transmission fluids are 'set it,' not 'forget it'
Chevron Lubricants Technical Specialist Penney Do said going as far as 750,000 miles before changing transmission fluid is largely enabled by an AMT's optimized and standardized shifting.
December 23, 2021
Coolant checkup warranted as winter driving season approaches
There was a 93-degree temperate range from two of the hottest and coldest spots in the U.S. this week. Is your coolant up to the challenge?
October 28, 2021
Still on the fence on FA-4? It might be time to reconsider
API FA-4 engine oils have been proven to deliver fuel economy benefits. Here’s why the pros outweigh the cons for adoption in commercial truck fleets.
October 19, 2021
Benefits of synthetic engine oils include fuel economy gains, reduced maintenance
Aside from diesel fuel, engine oil might be the most critical fluid in a truck because it influences two of the top three equipment-related costs for fleets: fuel and maintenance.
September 23, 2021
Holy moly: Proper grease compounds critical in lube application
Moly particles are solid additives that are normally larger than the fluid film developed by the base oil in a high-speed bearing. The higher the relative linear speed, the lower the viscosity required to provide an adequate lubrication film.
August 26, 2021
Oil sampling offers insights into engine health
There are more benefits to engine oil sampling than just evaluating how far you can push drain intervals.
July 15, 2021
Extending engine oil drains could be as simple as opening the owner's manual
Depending on engine OEM and duty cycle, recommended drain intervals have skyrocketed by more than 300% over the 25,000 mile benchmark.
June 17, 2021
How to: Check for wheel-end seal leaks
A properly functioning wheel-end hub is essential to all medium- and heavy-duty truck and trailer brake systems. Which means when a hub begins to leak, the outcome if untreated can quickly become catastrophic.
May 12, 2021
Oils & lubricants
Thick oil may leave money on the table
Fleet owners stand to lessen their costs per mile by selecting high-performing, lower-viscosity lubricants.
April 25, 2021
Engine oil plays critical role in DPF life
Upwards of 90% of the ash that goes into the DPF is from engine lubricant.
February 25, 2021
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Cybersecurity tips fleets can use against modern-day pirates
The 2022 IBM Security study showed that 4% of all cyberattacks were aimed at the transportation industry, making it the 7th most targeted industry in the past year.
Geofencing technology evolves to offer better insight, improve efficiencies
Supply chain pressure, recruiting challenges boosted driver pay last year
Female employment in transportation on the rise
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Drivers can't rely on truckstops to fuel their bodies like they do their tanks
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