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When are diesel users going to get a break?

I’m pretty hot under the collar about diesel fuel prices.

ConocoPhillips Lubricants announces upgraded TO-4 fluids

ConocoPhillips Lubricants has announced the upgrade of its TO-4 transmission oil products line to meet the increasing demands for higher performance fluids in today’s heavy-duty machinery. As part of the upgrade, the current line featuring Conoco PowerDrive Fluid, Phillips 66 Torque Fluid, 76 Lubricants HT/4 Fluid and Kendall Powershift Transmission Fluid will be enhanced with a state-of-the-art additive technology that provides better equipment protection and improved performance while increasing productivity through reduced equipment maintenance and related downtime, according to Reginald Dias, Director, Commercial Products Lubricants, ConocoPhillips Company.

We should have left our scientists alone

As most of you know, I’ve never been a fan of corn-based ethanol.

FRAM brand teams with Polaris to offer comprehensive fluid analysis program

A fleet can avoid unplanned service and costly repairs by checking all the fluids in its commercial vehicles with the newly improved FRAM Heavy Duty Fluid Analysis Program, described as a single source solution for fleet owners that tests everything from motor oil to coolant to hydraulic fluid. Honeywell International Inc., the maker of FRAM products, has partnered with Polaris Labs Inc., to offer its valued fleet customers a process for evaluating the condition of their vehicles fluids and to possibly help prevent costly engine failures.

Shell Rotella T synthetic 5W-40 CJ-4 motor oil offers improved engine protection, provides enhanced fuel efficiency

Shell Lubricants has introduced Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 heavy-duty motor oil, which meets or exceeds API CJ-4 specifications. The motor oil is said to offer significant improvements in wear protection, soot control, deposit control, heat resistance and protection in extreme climates. Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 can also provide enhanced fuel economy versus conventional 15W-40 motor oils.

How about those diesel fuel prices?

Whenever I fuel up a vehicle these days, I automatically think about truck fleet operators.

New Delo Heavy Duty EP greases introduced for severe service environments

Chevron’s Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, has announced the latest member of its product family, Delo Heavy Duty EP. Formulated with Chevron ISOSYN base stocks, Delo Heavy Duty EP greases are suited for heavy to severe duty on- and off-highway construction and maintenance vehicles, including tri-axle dump trucks, cement mixers, overweight truck and trailer combinations, logging, heavy machinery haul trucks as well as a wide variety of off-road applications, including construction, surface and underground mining and agriculture.

Delo family gets new CJ-4 heavy duty diesel engine oil

Chevron’s Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, has introduced the latest member of its product family, Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30. The new Delo 400 LE multi-grade diesel oil is specifically formulated for new low emission engines running on ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel. This is the second member of the Delo family to meet the API CJ-4 engine oil specification. Delo 400 LE SAE 15W-40, which also meets API CJ-4, was introduced in October of 2006.

Leave our scientists alone

I returned from the recent TMC Annual Meeting with a wealth of information about different types of biofuels and their use.

Biofuels insights from TMC

I just returned from the Technology and Maintenance Council(TMC) annual meeting in Orlando full of good ideas and useful information.

Greenhouse gas dilemma

Last month I discussed carbon footprint and some of the steps we Americans can take to reduce it. In the process of researching that column, I learned much more about greenhouse gases. Here is what I learned:

What’s your carbon footprint?

Lately we’ve been so overwhelmed by all of the “green” talk in the media.