BP Lubricants USA Inc. said its new Castrol Fleet Partnership Program is a management partnership that guarantees the reduction of operational costs for participants at no risk.
The program prompts on-road fleets nationwide to test the long-term efficiencies of Castrol products and services. The program is designed to keep participating fleets on the road longer, saving them money in operational costs through the development of a customized lubrication program to support a fleet’s needs.
"The partnership is a proactive initiative to help transport businesses save on maintenance costs. Through the Castrol Fleet Partnership Program, we will demonstrate that Castrol is dedicated to helping fleet managers reduce their fleet’s cost per mile. It is our hope that each fleet will consider Castrol a partner and consultant on lubrication decisions,” said Page Gray, Castrol brand manager.
Castrol will learn about the fleet’s makeup from chassis model to engine type, to tailor programs for each participating fleet. By understanding each partner’s business, Castrol aims to collaboratively work with fleet managers to determine a new, more profitable action plan. The customized plans will be designed to help fleets save money through increased service intervals while safely extending the life of their equipment, the company said.
As part of its commitment to this program, Castrol said it will guarantee a cost-per-mile savings for each participating fleet regardless of size. The guarantee promises that if Castrol does not deliver on the agreed upon performance of its program, Castrol will refund the difference between the customer’s previous lubrication program and the Castrol program.
The offer includes an array of products in Castrol’s premium product line including engine oils, greases, transmission fluids, hydraulic fluids and antifreeze. Castrol will help fleets choose the lubricants that best fit their operations and maintenance needs. Predictive maintenance programs paired with the long-term use of a semi-synthetic diesel engine oil such as Castrol Hypuron is crucial to a fleet’s business and may reduce operational costs such as: the number of oil changes and gallons of oil purchased; maintenance costs; and downtime from the field.
One of the services included in the program, Castrol Labcheck, is an extensive oil analysis, which monitors the health of each engine in a fleet. This service will analyze used oil samples for warning signs that indicate current or future problems, such as wear or contamination. Castrol then recommends the proper maintenance protocol for particular vehicles in a fleet to avoid potential problems or inefficiencies.
Other available services include waste oil removal, equipment program site lubrication audits and a product guarantee that states BP Lubricants USA will repair or replace any power units that fail due to a lubrication related failure.
For more information, visit www.castrol.com/fleetpartnership.