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Optimizing drain intervals: There’s money to be saved if oil drain intervals can safely be extended

Of course, it depends and awful lot on exactly what your trucks are doing, but it’s a good bet that you could be changing oil and filters less frequently if you haven’t attempted to optimize the oil change intervals established for your PM schedules. You purchase engine lubricants just as you do with other consumables for your fleet: Fuel, tires, brake linings. You do your best to maximize the use of most consumables, but have you done your best to maximize the life of the engine lubricant you purchase?

Racor rolls out fuel filter/water separator

The Racor Division of Parker Hannifin Corp. introduced the FBO fuel filter/water separator. Available in two sizes, the FBO is designed for high-flow applications from 10 to 75 GPM, as a primary fuel filter/water separator on diesel engines or for bulk fuel handling and transfer.

Choosing fuel options for pickup trucks

Fleets looking for an alternative fuel option can now order 2013 model year bi-fuel pickups from GM, and some have already taken that step to help control fuel costs and reduce their carbon footprint. “At Chesapeake Energy Corp. we are converting our fleet of more than 5,000 vehicles to run on natural gas,” said Nate

Thunder Creek rolls out DEF handling option

A new 40-gal. option for delivery of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) from Thunder Creek Equipment is available on the company’s 500-gal.

Some fuel economy thoughts

Years ago, Cummins engine tech people said to “gear fast; run slow.” With today’s electronic controls, this is much more do-able than in the past. I believe I would spec the engines with the longest stroke and the tallest (low numerical ratio) rear axle ratio for interstate usage to optimize fuel economy.

Wix Filters announces Texas Getaway sweepstakes

Through a partnership with Performance Racing Network, Wix Filters is offering a chance to win a VIP package to the AAA Texas 500 in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 1-3. The Texas Getaway sweepstakes winner will receive a prize package valued at $4,500.

Amsoil updates diesel fuel additives

Upgraded Amsoil Diesel Injector Clean and Amsoil Diesel Injector Clean + Cold Flow feature new formulations designed to clean tough-to-remove deposits in high-pressure common-rail (HPCR) diesel injectors as well as traditional deposits found in older generation injectors, the maker said.

Positive alternative fuel news

The U.S. government has approved the design and construction of a second liquified natural gas export terminal.

4-Stage Fuel Flter Assembly offered by Racor

Parker Hannifin’s Racor division is now offering its new 4-Stage Fuel Filter Assembly for diesel applications. The assembly consists of a head assembly with a priming pump and half-inch fittings, a Racor element, and a self-venting drain, according to the company.

Wix announces ‘Ultimate XPerience Sweepstakes’

Purchasers of XP oil filters from Wix Filters can now enter the company’s “Ultimate XPerience Sweepstakes” for a chance to win a trip for two to a NASCAR Sprint Cup, IZOD IndyCar or NHRA series race in 2013.

Alternative fuels (or is it fools?)

Let’s take a logical, non-biased look at current alternate fuel options by technical people, not politicians.