Love’s rewarding drivers for driving during pandemic
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is offering truck drivers a $5 e-coupon. The coupon can be used at any Love’s location for in-store purchases. Sponsors include Love’s, Chevron Delo, Continental, Hankook Tire, Tuffy Manufacturing, Cargill, International Truck and Rush Truck Centers. “This offer is a token of appreciation for the critical role professional truck
Why diesel truck engine oil formulation is more interesting than you think it is
It might not seem as sexy as electric truck development or the latest in automated driving technology, but diesel engine oil formulation is complex and hugely relevant as engine protection, increased efficiency and even aftertreatment service reduction is paramount to running trucks. Wait a minute: Aftertreatment service reduction? What does that have to do with
Stoneridge’s MirrorEye wins technical achievement award
The North American Truck Writers committee has honored Stoneridge‘s MirrorEye Camera Monitor System with the 2020 Jim Winsor Technical Achievement Award. The award was presented during the Industry Awards Luncheon at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Atlanta. The annual award honors new products or technologies introduced the
Chevron introduces Delo 600 ADF engine oil, touts reduced DPF issues and maintenance costs
Chevron Products Co. has introduced its new Delo 600 ADF engine oil with Omnimax technology. The new oil cuts down on ash buildup by 60%, leading to increased life for the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and reduced maintenance costs, the company says.
More facts you need to know about today’s coolants
The chemistry of today’s coolants is fairly complex, and it’s capable of more than you might think.
Think there’s nothing new to know about trucking coolants? Think again
It’s easy to get caught up in the latest head-spinning equipment advances and overlook the fact that the truck is a complex system. When one component evolves, its operation changes; those changes impact tried-and-true components like coolant mixtures more than you might think.
Chevron launches Delo Traveling Technology Lab, promises ‘major breakthrough’ in oil technology
Chevron Products Co. has unveiled a new take on its mobile education center, the Delo Traveling Technology Lab, with interactive technologies, including virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality exhibits.
Do you know what coolant is required in your engines?
Cooling systems can be a major culprit in causing catastrophic engine failures. Ensuring that your engines are running at optimum temperature to be as efficient as possible starts with filling with the proper coolant. Today, most fleets are running some sort of extended life coolant (ELC), but the chemistry of ELCs can vary wildly. That
What’s in your truck’s coolant?
Extended life coolant (ELC) is the coolant of choice for the many over-the-road long-haul fleets today. As engine OEMs churn out improved efficiency and fleets battle for lower cost per mile, it just makes sense. Flushing the coolant is a time-consuming process and your clients aren’t paying for downtime. That said, it’s not a fill-it-and-forget-it
New heavy-duty engine oil categories are driven by regulation
When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced regulations in 2010 designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and mandate fuel economy improvements for heavy-duty engines and vehicles, it set in motion a change to engine oil specifications. In turn, the Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) requested that the
Chevron paves its way to PC-11
In the April 2015 edition of Fleet Equipment, contributing editor John Martin updated readers on the EPA’s call for a new category of diesel oil performance—PC-11. Martin wrote: “When the Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA), reacting to the EPA’s call for reduced greenhouse gases (GHG), requested a new level of diesel oil performance several years ago, they
Making sure your tractor-trailer connection is safe, secure
What should shops inspect on fifth wheels to ensure safe and reliable operation? “During the shop’s inspection and maintenance of the fifth wheel, it is important to understand how the fifth wheel operates, and that all parts and adjustments are maintained to the manufacturer’s specifications,” says Rob Nissen, director field service at SAF-Holland Inc. “Proper