We need to quickly choose fuel alternatives that make financial sense for all in the U.S. so we can be cost-effective with future research expenditures.
It is well documented that the No. 1 cause of roadside service calls is tires – and a roadside service call is very costly. Here’s how to significantly minimize roadside service calls.
In a joint effort with Allison Transmission to meet the growing global demand for heavy-duty automatic transmissions, Shell Lubricants has introduced Shell Spirax S6 ATF A295 synthetic automatic transmission fluid, which is approved against Allison’s stringent TES-295 specification for extended warranty and extended drain intervals.
FuelDefend Global, a manufacturer of locks and anti-theft systems for transportation, said it has a wide range of NeckIt! fuel tank security products designed to prevent siphoning of fuel from a truck’s tanks. The device slips into the neck of a truck fuel tank to prevent the use of any but a small constricted hose, thereby frustrating the theft, the company said.
Chevron Lubricants hosted events for some 750 fleet professionals to demonstrate ways to reduce operating costs and improve vehicle efficiencies. Attendees had the chance to experience the 80-ft. Delo Truck education center, which provides insight into how the Chevron Delo product family helps maximize fuel efficiency, limit repairs, protect engines and gears, and extend the life of machinery.
Smith Dairy Trucking unveiled a new compressed natural gas fueling island in northern Ohio late this summer and said it is now making the station available to other fleets around the clock, seven days a week.
Love’s Travel Stops has opened its first compressed natural gas fuel facility designed for rapid fueling of heavy-duty trucks, located at the Love’s Travel Stop on Interstate 40 at the Morgan Road exit west of downtown Oklahoma City.
CNG and LNG prices are low, the supply appears limitless, and several corporations have committed to installing refueling stations across the country. Corn-based ethanol is slowly dying, but no one has yet scheduled the funeral.
From retreading to maintenance and inspections, what must fleets do to improve profitability when it comes to tires?
Initiating a serious tire program should involve an entire team: drivers, mechanics, the local tire dealer, the road service provider and, of course, the vehicle maintenance department.
Many factors and events have combined to paint the current fuel picture, including fracking, environmental concerns, politics, fuel prices, the economy and more.
Financial advantages for fleets’ long-term fuel storage can be outweighed by problems with regulatory compliance and fuel deterioration.