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A New Breed of Air Filter, Built to Do More in the U.S.A.

In today’s heavy-duty industry, it’s rare to find a product that is designed, developed, tested and built in the U.S.A. Finer-Flow continues Luber-finer’s long-standing tradition of creating innovative filtration technology at our U.S.-based research, development and manufacturing centers. This new line of heavy-duty engine air filter is the result of years of exploration in new

Preparing your fleet for winter

Winter provides fresh challenges for fleets. Plummeting temperatures cause operational issues for drivers and if ignored, can lead to vehicle breakdown and the subsequent time, cost and effort getting the vehicle back on the road. Unplanned downtime has a huge impact on a business’ bottom line, so as winter approaches it’s important for fleets to

NACFE announces drivers for Run On Less Regional

Ten drivers have been selected to participate in Run on Less Regional, a fuel efficiency roadshow produced by title sponsor Shell, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI).

Bretthauer Oil offering biodiesel, renewable blend

Bretthauer Oil has announced the availability of REG Ultra Clean Diesel for bulk delivery and for purchase at Bretthauer Oil cardlock sites in Hillsboro, Ore., and McMinnville, Ore.

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.

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.

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New-generation diesel engines deliver national clean air benefits and fuel savings, EPA report says

Since 2008, 67,300 older diesel-powered engines have been upgraded or replaced thanks to funding provided by the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA), resulting in major clean air benefits and fuel savings, according a new report issued July 26 – “DERA Fourth Report to Congress: Highlights of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Program” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Full-size diesel pickup truck sales up 23%, Diesel Technology Forum finds

According to the latest data, sales of full-size diesel pickup trucks in the United States are up 23% over Q1 2019—more than double the sales of all cars and trucks for the quarter (11%), the Diesel Technology Forum reports.

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?

Diesel technology delivers substantial climate benefits, Diesel Technology Forum reports

The new generation of diesel technology is helping meet climate and clean air challenges of today, according to a statement by the Diesel Technology Forum.

The science behind engine oil development and testing

Developing and testing new engine oils requires a careful balance: fuel economy must be balanced with product durability and the precision of laboratory testing must be balanced by evaluating the oil’s performance under real-world conditions.

Where are we with FA-4 engine oil?

How are FA-4 oils doing in real-world applications? What kind of durability have they shown? Will FA-4 be available in more engines anytime soon? Let’s get to the answers.