I realize that looking to our government for future energy pricing and usage projections has less to do with fact and more to do with fiction. However, I perused the 2016 U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook report so that I could see what our administrators are thinking (or not). In typical government
According to the numbers from ACT Research Co., U.S. and Canadian natural gas (NG) Class 8 truck retail sales declined in the June to August period. Year-to-date (YTD) sales through August continued to lose ground, falling 29% behind last year’s comparable level from a reading of 25% lower for year-to-date May, as reported last quarter.
Wix Filters has introduced new NanoPro technology for its heavy-duty filters. Initially featured in 33 air filter part numbers, the technology provides higher initial efficiency and a final efficiency of up to 99.99%, the company said. RELATED: The latest FE On the Road video details Wix’s NanoPro technology. “Wix’s commitment to innovation and continued advancement made
Petro-Canada Lubricants, a Suncor business, has revealed its API CK-4 and FA-4 product line, Duron next generation, which will be available to the market on Dec. 1. Designed to surpass the demands of API CK-4 and FA-4 (formerly known as PC-11A and PC-11B) the Duron product line will be available in four performance tiers: Duron
California’s government, its governor and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) continually amaze me by their apparent lack of logic. California recently passed legislation requiring electricity retailers to purchase at least 125 MW of biomass power within five years. They claim the biomass will be provided by dead or dying trees from high-hazard fire zones. Yet,
Fleet Equipment‘s talked a lot about engine oil recently—and with good reason. After all, new engine oil categories (FA-4 and CK-4) will be in place on Dec. 1, and there is no shortage of questions: Which oils are compatible with which engines? How will this impact fuel efficiency? How will older engines benefit from these new oils? These and
Last month, I mentioned that the North American Council for Fleet Efficiency (NACFE) recommended that fleets switch to the API FA-4 low viscosity lube oils immediately to save fuel and decrease (GHG) emissions. As stated by the report, viscosity is defined as a measure of a fluid’s internal resistance to flow. In a truck’s engine,
Change is coming to the heavy-duty industry in a big way. In February, the Proposed Category 11 (PC-11) engine oils were approved and two new diesel engine oils were born: API CK-4 and API FA-4. This December, those two oils will replace the traditional CJ-4 oils and bring along a host of benefits. There is
Chevron Products Co. has unveiled its line of Delo 400 API CK-4 and FA-4 heavy duty motor oils coming Dec. 1. As part of its product rollout, Chevron will be launching a new advisor service created to help customers select the best products for them by assessing their business needs, analyzing their current lubricant choices
Engine oil makers weigh in on the new oil formulations to help meet EPA improved fuel economy standards.
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
To keep up to date with the new engine oil categories, increased emissions regulations and an ever-changing engine industry, Fleet Equipment (FE) caught up with Donald Chilton, vice president of product management for Wix, and Roma Fatima, lube product line manager for Cummins Filtration, to pepper them with filter-focused questions. FE: How do application and