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Lubricating oils for alternative fuels

A tremendous amount of attention has been focused on alternative fuels. However, little attention has been paid to lubricating oils for use with alternative fuels, and each alternative fuel prefers oils with slightly different compositions. In general, the heavier and more complex a fuel is, the more that is required of its lubricating oil. Diesel,

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Five common biodiesel myths busted

Questions about cold weather operability are common for those of us in the biodiesel industry, and I’m happy to answer them—because biodiesel blends are used by fleets and truckers problem-free throughout North America, including during the depths of winter when used properly. Yet biodiesel’s alleged cold weather issues is one of the most persistent myths

Royal Purple introduces Commercial, Fleet Vehicle lubricant product line

Synthetic lubricant manufacturer Royal Purple has introduced its new Commercial and Fleet Vehicle product line. This new line of heavy-duty products is Royal Purple’s toughest line yet, the company says, and was developed with various Royal Purple technologies including Synerlec and Synslide for increased durability. The Commercial and Fleet Vehicle product line is specially formulated for

How the Trump administration may benefit the trucking industry

Now that a new regime is in power in the U.S. government, what do we expect to see that will benefit the trucking industry? With a little help from our federal government, this nation may get on better economic feet. First: infrastructure. Everything I read about newly appointed Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao says she will

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Prestone introduces heavy-duty 2 in 1 Flush and Degreaser

Prestone has introduced the Prestone Command Heavy-Duty 2-in-1 Flush and Degreaser, a radiator flush for heavy-duty vehicles that removes corrosion, scale and silicates while also removing oil and grease contamination. Historically, two separate products and two separate flush procedures where required, which can now be completed in one, easy to do process. This means lower maintenance costs, decreased

Denso parters with Clean Diesel Technologies, introduces PowerEdge diesel aftertreatment line

Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc. has partnered with Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc., (CDTi) to introduce a line of aftermarket emissions control products for heavy-duty trucks and equipment, starting with the new PowerEdge diesel aftertreatment line. PowerEdge diesel aftertreatment is distributed by Denso and manufactured by CDTi. Aftertreatment products include diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and diesel oxidation

Fass Diesel Fuel Systems highlights Titanium Series fuel pumps for pickup trucks

Fass Diesel Fuel Systems highlights its Titanium Series of fuel pumps for pickup trucks. According to the company, these are some of the highlights of the Titanium Series: A steel bracket design for stability and flexibility; Has the capability to flow up to 260 gallons per hour; Has large, non-proprietary filters for less maintenance; and

What you need to know about adapting to API CK-4, FA-4

In March of 2016 the American Petroleum Institute (API) announced that it had approved two new diesel engine oil standards: API CK-4 and API FA-4. Dec. 1, 2016 marked the first day these oils became available for fleets. Basic information “[The new oil categories] are designed with improved oxidation resistance, shear stability and aeration control,”