Truck Parts Suppliers and Component Services
ConocoPhillips introduces diesel engine oil with exclusive ‘Liquid Titanium’ technology

ConocoPhillips Co. has introduced Guardol ECT with Liquid Titanium, which it said is a premium-tier API CJ-4 diesel engine oil formulated with an exclusive additive that provides enhanced engine wear protection, reduced bearing corrosion, and has increased oxidation stability. Guardol ECT with Liquid Titanium is an enhancement to ConocoPhillips’ existing API CJ-4 synthetic blend diesel engine oil made from an advanced, low SAPS (sulfated ash, phosphorous and sulfur) technology, and is approved under the latest heavy-duty engine oil specifications from major engine builders, according to the manufacturer.

OBDII is coming; are you ready?

Last month, I outlined opportunities presented by the economic slowdown

Where will all the steer tires go?

Having the ability to interchange used and retreaded tires of the same size on different axles is a luxury most tire managers have enjoyed for decades

Lube oil filtration: facts & myths

My next series of columns will focus on selecting lube oil filters based on a better understanding of what is and is not possible with current lube oil filtration technology.


Will truck tires always remain round and black in essentially their present form?

Delo 400 LE SAE 15W-40 meets requirements for JASO DH-2

Chevron’s Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants announced that Delo 400 LE SAE 15W-40 has met the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE) automotive diesel engine oil standard, JASO DH-2. Delo 400 LE 15W-40 is optimally formulated for new low-emission engines running on ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel and is also backward compatible with earlier API oil service categories, the company said.

Allison Transmission introduces MY09 Prognostics for routine maintenance

Allison Transmission continues its on-going product improvement initiative with the introduction of new Prognostic features for MY09. Prognostics are now available on MY09 Allison 1000/2000/3000/4000 Series models, the manufacturer reported.

Times are changing; tires, too

Not many years ago, most industry veterans would have characterized our industry as conservative, resistant to change and in some cases, downright stubborn to accept new ideas.

Progress for “pressure” is overdue

While watching some old open-wheel racing films recently, I was struck by several things.

Change? Analyze total tire cost first

There is considerable pressure within many trucking firms to examine all significant expenses with an eye to cost reduction.

The ethanol has hit the fan

In June I wrote a column explaining that the world is beginning to question its enthusiastic embrace of ethanol produced from corn.

Penray offers fuel treatments to help trucks run cleaner, greener

As diesel fuel prices continue to soar, Penray’s line of biodiesel year-round fuel treatment products can help improve gas mileage while also helping truck engines run cleaner and greener, the company said.