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.
When are diesel users going to get a break?
I’m pretty hot under the collar about diesel fuel prices.
Smoother ride may reduce costs
Well thought-out and properly executed tire programs have many benefits.
ConocoPhillips Lubricants announces upgraded TO-4 fluids
ConocoPhillips Lubricants has announced the upgrade of its TO-4 transmission oil products line to meet the increasing demands for higher performance fluids in today’s heavy-duty machinery. As part of the upgrade, the current line featuring Conoco PowerDrive Fluid, Phillips 66 Torque Fluid, 76 Lubricants HT/4 Fluid and Kendall Powershift Transmission Fluid will be enhanced with a state-of-the-art additive technology that provides better equipment protection and improved performance while increasing productivity through reduced equipment maintenance and related downtime, according to Reginald Dias, Director, Commercial Products Lubricants, ConocoPhillips Company.
We should have left our scientists alone
As most of you know, I’ve never been a fan of corn-based ethanol.
FRAM brand teams with Polaris to offer comprehensive fluid analysis program
A fleet can avoid unplanned service and costly repairs by checking all the fluids in its commercial vehicles with the newly improved FRAM Heavy Duty Fluid Analysis Program, described as a single source solution for fleet owners that tests everything from motor oil to coolant to hydraulic fluid. Honeywell International Inc., the maker of FRAM products, has partnered with Polaris Labs Inc., to offer its valued fleet customers a process for evaluating the condition of their vehicles fluids and to possibly help prevent costly engine failures.
Shell Rotella T synthetic 5W-40 CJ-4 motor oil offers improved engine protection, provides enhanced fuel efficiency
Shell Lubricants has introduced Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 heavy-duty motor oil, which meets or exceeds API CJ-4 specifications. The motor oil is said to offer significant improvements in wear protection, soot control, deposit control, heat resistance and protection in extreme climates. Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 can also provide enhanced fuel economy versus conventional 15W-40 motor oils.
Scrap tires: opportunities, problems
Every two years, the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) publishes a report titled “Scrap Tire Markets in the United States”
How about those diesel fuel prices?
Whenever I fuel up a vehicle these days, I automatically think about truck fleet operators.
New Delo Heavy Duty EP greases introduced for severe service environments
Chevron’s Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, has announced the latest member of its product family, Delo Heavy Duty EP. Formulated with Chevron ISOSYN base stocks, Delo Heavy Duty EP greases are suited for heavy to severe duty on- and off-highway construction and maintenance vehicles, including tri-axle dump trucks, cement mixers, overweight truck and trailer combinations, logging, heavy machinery haul trucks as well as a wide variety of off-road applications, including construction, surface and underground mining and agriculture.