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Shell Rotella introduces new oil filters

A new line of Shell Rotella oil filters has been introduced, which are designed to help reduce engine wear and promote longer oil life. The new Shell Rotella diesel oil filters are currently available at AutoZone stores, with further distribution anticipated for 2016. “Shell Rotella oil filters were developed with the idea that a diesel oil

Politicians and science don’t mix

I recently learned that some inexpensive Chinese tires have obtained SmartWay certification by the EPA. This act illustrates that politicians and science don’t mix. The lack of scientific knowledge always does them in. In the case of the SmartWay program, I’ve always thought it was initiated with the best intent by people who wouldn’t understand

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Penske introduces website for finding alternative fuel stations

Penske Truck Leasing has created a website, www.AltFuelStations.com, to assist the transportation industry with identifying publicly accessible fueling stations for heavy-duty alternative fueled vehicles in the United States and Canada. The stations listed can provide trucks with either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel. “We created this tool to assist fleets

Are legislators out of control? A look at oil regulations

I should be used to it by now, but I just can’t get over the continued lunacy of both state and federal legislators. They continue to advance legislation without trying to understand the applicable science or business reasons for not doing so. They call it “technology forcing legislation.” The latest fiasco to grab my attention

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Shell’s PC-11 website updates engine oil spec info

PC-11 will be licensed Dec. 1, 2016, and as that date draws closer, Shell Rotella will continue to update WhatIsPC-11.com with information about the upcoming diesel engine oils specification. New information includes details about how the specification is being developed including testing, the two oils that will be used for current and older engines and for

Quantum Technologies releases new Q-Cab 180 DGE

Quantum Technologies has announced the release of a new product, the Q-Cab 180 DGE. Quantum claims that this new back of the cab CNG system has the highest fuel capacity in the industry. According to the company, these are the benefits of the new Q-Cab 180 DGE: * Available in 160 DGE and 180 DGE *

Shell launches artificial intelligence-powered Virtual Assistant

Shell has launched an artificial intelligence-driven service for customers, the Shell Virtual Assistant. It is an interactive shop on the Shell website where customers and distributors can ask common lubricant-related questions, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Customers and distributors type in their question via an online message window, and avatars Emma and Ethan

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Maximizing the life of your diesel pickup

This article is one of a series from Chevron Lube Matters on the importance of clean oil.  All maintenance program should begin by following OEM recommended procedures and intervals (period). Yet that alone may not be enough to keep maintenance costs predictable and in check, as well as maximize the life of your truck. Starting with

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UPS increases use of renewable fuels

UPS has announced agreements for up to 46 million gallons of renewable fuels over the next three years, constituting a 15-fold increase over prior contracts and making UPS one of the largest users of renewable diesel in the world. The agreements with three suppliers of renewable fuels, secure access to an advanced renewable diesel fuel in

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Quantum launches high-capacity CNG fuel module

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc., a manufacturer of natural gas storage systems, integration and vehicle system technologies, has announced that it has completed and launched a three-tank, back-of-cab CNG module with a configuration that can provide up to 180 diesel gallon equivalents (DGEs). Quantum received pre-orders for this new system prior to launching its broad-scale sales

SOMS Technologies announces microGreen extended performance oil filer

SOMS Technologies LLC,  manufacturer of the microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter, announced the expansion of its high performance product line to include the microGreen Extended Performance Air Filter, an air filter that extends change intervals up to three years or 45,000 miles, according to the company. MicroGreen’s Extended Performance Air Filters are 99% efficient. The

Nelson captures ‘Best of Show’ at Shell Rotella SuperRigs

Kiegan Nelson of Richfield, Wis., won Best of Show honors with his 1985 Peterbilt 359 and 2014 MAC trailer at the 33rd annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition, held June 11-13 at Retama Park in Selma, Texas. He was awarded $10,000 from Shell Rotella and $5,000 from MAC trailers. The winning truck also captured first place