Truck Parts Suppliers and Component Services
(Bio)Diesel is still winning

Last year, 1 million gallons of biodiesel were produced in the U.S. Biodiesel producers say they will produce 30% more in 2012.

Going green makes sense

The “Five Cs” protocol of analyzing alternative-fueled vehicles was created to answer questions such as: Is it clean? Does it conserve? Is it cost-effective? Does it make common sense? Can you commit?

Casing management & calculating fleet tire costs

The idea is to maximize tire removal mileage but have a plan in place to remove the tires with enough tread, protecting the casing from punctures, cuts and stone drilling so that they can make it successfully to the retread stage.

Citgo GreenWay program paves the way to 2018

Citgo Lubricants’ GreenWay initiative delivers fully-synthetic products that are backed with the company’s LubeAlert Oil Analysis Program. Citgo works with fleets to build customized solutions that focus on extending drain service intervals, lengthening component life and reducing fuel costs.

Brenntag expands DEF network in Canada

Brenntag North America has added a fourth bulk rail transfer terminal in Canada, this one in Leduc, Alberta. Rail terminals now provide DEF to 11 additional Brenntag stocking warehouses, enhancing its DEF footprint in Canada from coast to coast.

WD-40 expands product offering with Specialist line

The new WD-40 Specialist line, formulated for trade professionals, includes Rust Release Penetrant Spray, Water Resistant Silicone Lubricant, Protective White Lithium Grease, Long-Term Corrosion Inhibitor, and Rust Remover Soak.

Shell launches My Miles Matter rewards program

The new My Miles Matter loyalty program rewards truck drivers and equipment operators for choosing Shell Rotella products. Members earn reward miles by purchasing select Shell Rotella products and services, and then redeem those miles for gift cards and merchandise.

CSA may mean reevaluating fleet tire programs

Traditional in-house maintenance standards and policies may or may not be adequate to satisfy the third-party evaluations that are part of the new CSA program.

Corn-based ethanol fuel update

A new Farm Bill developed by September 2012 could mean a tightening of corn-based ethanol expenditures until the budget deficit can be reduced.

Shell adds Spirax S6 GXME 75W-80 to transmission fluids portfolio

Shell Spirax S6 GXME 75W-80 is a fuel-efficient and long-life transmission and gearbox oil approved to meet the requirement for Volvo transmission specification 97307 for use in Volvo I-Shift and Mack mDrive transmissions, the company said.

Predicting future energy is easy; reaching it isn’t

The need for a national energy policy is now, since all of our national alcohol and biodiesel tax credits, except the tax credit for cellulosic biodiesel fuel, expired Dec. 31.

Maximizing truck tire management

With the cost of truck tires on the rise,it’s more important than ever for fleets to use all the tools at their disposal to maximize tire removal miles.