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Chevron paves its way to PC-11

In the April 2015 edition of Fleet Equipment, contributing editor John Martin updated readers on the EPA’s call for a new category of diesel oil performance—PC-11. Martin wrote: “When the Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA), reacting to the EPA’s call for reduced greenhouse gases (GHG), requested a new level of diesel oil performance several years ago, they

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Valvoline Premium Blue 15W-40 available at Pilot, Flying J travel stops

Valvoline Premium Blue 15W-40 is now available at Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J-owned and –operated Travel Plazas, with over 650 locations across 43 states. Valvoline Premium Blue is formulated with optimized alkalinity designed to provide protection from acids and corrosive combustion by-products while helping to control high-temperature deposits and maintaining cleanliness of aftertreatment systems,

How to develop a national energy dependency policy

I think I’m as patriotic an American as anyone. I believe we as a country can continue to lead the world with innovative thinking. However, when it comes to energy independence, we have suffered because politicians from both parties refuse to work together for the good of our nation. The United States has little control

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Why companies are switching to propane autogas trucks for delivery operations

H&S Bakery, a Baltimore-based provider of hearth-baked goods, recently unveiled a fleet of alternatively fueled vehicles powered by propane autogas. “We want our customers and community to know that we are investing in and working hard to meet our sustainability goals,” said Chuck Paterakis, vice president of transportation and logistics for H&S. “With propane autogas,

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Dana launches Spicer axle lubricant

Dana Holding Corp. launched the Spicer XFE 75W-90 axle lubricant, a synthetic gear oil. Spicer XFE 75W-90 axle lubricant furthers improve fuel economy in high-efficiency drivetrain solutions, while qualifying for an initial 500,000-mile drive axle lubrication change interval, according to Dana. The axle lubricant is specifically formulated to improve drive axle efficiency in a variety

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Cummins Filtration introduces lube filter for ISX15 diesel engines

Cummins Filtration Inc. released a new lube filter for Cummins ISX15 diesel engines. The Fleetguard LF14000NN is the company’s first lube filter with NanoNet media, a patented polymeric nanotechnology-based synthetic media originally developed for Fleetguard fuel filter applications. “Many of the characteristics that make NanoNet media so successful in fuel filter applications translate well to

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Shell Rotella launches PC-11 website

The Shell Rotella brand has launched a new website called WhatisPC11.com to help educate and inform people about the next generation of diesel engine oils known as API Proposed Category 11 (PC-11). Shell Rotella created the website to be a resource for topics such as the fundamentals of PC-11, impending changes, testing updates and how

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Volvo Trucks details new maintenance intervals

Volvo Trucks in North America extended its recommended maintenance intervals for diesel engine oil and diesel particulate filters on all model year 2011 and newer Volvo trucks equipped with Volvo’s D11, D13 or D16 engines. For engine oil and filters, the new recommended maintenance intervals add 10,000 miles to the previous life of an oil change

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Getting the most out of your engine oil filter

Engines have evolved. Today’s diesel engines are more complex and efficient than ever before. With great evolution comes great components, and engine lubrication filtration has kept pace with engine technology. “Engine technology has evolved over the years, especially since the introduction of selective catalytic reduction [SCR]. The SCR system allows for more efficient combustion, a

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Evans Cooling Systems makes Arctic coolant gallon-sized

Evans Cooling Systems Inc.’s Arctic coolant in now available in gallon-size containers. Designed specifically for use in environments as cold as -60°F, Evans Arctic waterless coolant will not damage radiator tubes or cause blocks to crack because it shrinks when it solidifies at temperatures below its -60°F freezing point, according to the company. Evans noted

Oil filter maintenance do’s and don’ts

After talking with our cast of oil filter experts, including: Russ Bretell, training and technical sales manager for Cummins Filtration; John Gaither, director of heavy-duty design engineering for Luber-finer; Edward Covington, vice president of global quality for Wix Filters; and Veli Kalayci, manager of engine liquid products for Donaldson, we compiled the biggest “do’s and don’ts”

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Solving stiction: The cholesterol of the diesel engine

Over time, cholesterol builds up in the veins of the human body, limiting blood flow and causing myriad other problems. Often known as the silent killer, cholesterol in the body is very similar to stiction in a diesel engine—the sticky-friction created from the build up of burnt hydrocarbons (oil or fuel). It is often the

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