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Engine oil field trials evaluate fuel economy in real-world conditions

In July, we discussed the science behind engine oil development and testing. This included the steps required to create a fuel-efficient heavy-duty engine oil and the need to conduct field trials. This month, we’ll cover how a field trial can evaluate the fuel economy in trucks with different duty cycles in order to get a true picture of how they will perform.

Fuels and lubes column
Five truck trend takeaways from July

We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from July focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place.

Watch: Three tips for axle spec’ing

We all know that being aware of how well your truck’s components integrate together should be one of the first things you consider when spec’ing a new truck. But this is especially true for axles, which work closely with everything from your truck’s engine and transmission to its wheel ends and tires.

Link Manufacturing introduces ROI Cabmate Semi-Active Cab Suspension

Link Manufacturing has introduced its ROI Cabmate Semi-Active Cab Suspension, a new generation update of its Cabmate cab suspension that features Link’s Road-Optimized Innovations (ROI) technology.

Watch: What are oil additive packages and what do they do?

An important element in meeting or exceeding the standard requirements of both CK-4 and FA-4 oils is the additive package, which is crucial to help keep your engines clean and protected from sludge, heat and acids. So, what do some of these key additives actually do?

Enhancing safety through lighting

FE asked Brett Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Optronics International, what fleets can do to enhance safety through lighting. Here is what he had to say.

Addressing uptime and driver retention with the proper equipment

Two things that are on fleet managers’ minds pretty much every day: uptime and driver retention. Both are a real struggle for any fleet manager, and many (if not most) equipment decisions are made with these two struggles in mind.

OTA power to the third-parties

OEMs aren’t the only ones in the over-the-air game. Third-party solution providers are starting to communicate with trucks remotely as well, and Noregon is one of the first third-party companies to offer remote access to trucks via its new ND2 hardware device.

Over-the-air engine updates: It’s time to start the conversation

Over-the-air (OTA) engine reprogramming is sending data to your trucks via cellular networks to improve their efficiency and productivity. And this functionality is only the beginning.

Commercial vehicle battery testing and maintenance

It is critical that vehicle electrical systems have a stable voltage supply, and the battery plays a big part in this.

The importance of electrical wiring

Lighting is one of the top three CSA violations and it can all be mitigated with the right electrical wiring specs.

Peterbilt’s Jason Skoog aims to deliver performance on every platform

Jason Skoog, one of the freshest faces in truck OEM leadership, leverages a depth of market knowledge – thanks to more than 25 years of trucking experience within PACCAR – in his position as Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president to help ensure Peterbilt delivers on equipment expectations, continues the development of electric trucks and automated driver assistance systems, and wins the battle to better dealer service operations.