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Oils & lubricants
Fleet repair shops can help improve fuel efficiency
A fleet's service shop can play a key role in improving fuel economy by focusing on tire pressure, proper engine parameter settings and oil drain intervals.
February 2, 2023
0W-20 oil in a truck? It's possible, if not likely
Inbound emissions regulations could push diesel engine oil into viscosity grades most common for four-cylinder autos, like 0W-20.
December 15, 2022
Filters often an unintended casualty of extended intervals, forgetfulness
Joining Matt and Jason on this week's 10-44 is NationaLease Vice President of Truck Technology and Maintenance Joe Puff.
October 27, 2022
How low-viscosity lubricants can boost your organization’s bottom line
Changing your fleet to lower-viscosity lubricant formulations can dramatically lower the total cost of ownership of equipment and help everyone from the maintenance bay to the executive suite.
October 12, 2022
Cleaner, hotter engines add stress to the DPF, maintenance
The success of the aftertreatment system relies heavily on the diesel particulate filter (DPF), and cleaner, hotter-burning engines are putting more stress on a component that, while expensive, is also increasingly difficult to find.
September 22, 2022
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
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
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
As winter driving season approaches, it's time for a coolant checkup
About 40% of all engine-related problems can be tied back to the coolant system.
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
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ATA's Spear talks congestion, driver shortage, more at Congressional hearing
ATA President and CEO was on a panel of industry reps during a hearing Wednesday of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Spear outlined some of trucking's biggest headwinds, including highway congestion, parking and more.
Freightliner debuts second SuperTruck
FirstFleet creates nextgen in-cab driver experience
Trucksmiths embracing change
Pay and benefits
Pay a top factor for driver turnover but 'not always an amount issue'
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