I just returned from the TMC Annual Meeting with enough information to write three or four columns. If you haven’t attended a TMC meeting, I’d recommend it. The information taken back to your fleet will be well worth the expenditure.
In case you haven’t noticed, truck tires with new sidewall names are starting to appear where only well known brands have tread (couldn’t resist that pun) until recently.
CITGO Petroleum Corp.’s new TRANSGARD Multi-Purpose ATF is specifically designed for use in General Motors and Ford electronically controlled transmissions calling for DEXRON-III, DEXRON-IIIE, DEXRON-II and MERCON-type fluids.
ConocoPhillips Co. announced several changes to Kendall Motor Oil’s Kendall Lubricants Analysis System (KLAS) oil analysis program. Effective Jan. 1, 2007, ConocoPhillips aligned its software service provider with its oil analysis testing laboratory, consolidated contact phone numbers into one comprehensive support line and enhanced training opportunities, according to Steven Tarbox, director of product management, ConocoPhillips Lubricants.
When we pick up a newspaper or magazine today, we see articles about emissions. It seems as if our entire world economy revolves around emissions reduction. That’s because it has become big business.
It’s been a long time coming and, in the opinion of most tire industry engineers, long past due. Bias ply truck tires are becoming relics of a past age.
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.
BP Lubricants USA Inc said it plans to launch the re-engineered formulation of Castrol Tection Extra. Scheduled for release in January 2007, Tection Extra exceeds the new CJ-4 specifications as defined by the American Petroleum Institute (API) classification of lubricants and exceeds the 2007 Original Engine Manufacturers (OEM) lubricants requirements in response to the new emission standards enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ConocoPhillips Lubricants announced the introduction of Triton Synthetic Transoil 50, which is specifically formulated to meet the new Eaton Roadranger PS-164 Rev 7 specification.
ConocoPhillips Co. announced development of a new premium synthetic blend diesel engine oil, Kendall Super-D XA (Exhaust Advantage).
Chevron Products Co. introduced two new, premium synthetic transmission fluids designed specifically for the heavy-duty manual transmission market.