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Vnomics receives new U.S. patent for True Fuel

Vnomics Corp. has received a new patent for its True Fuel solution. The newly awarded Patent No. 10,632,941 issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is for “Systems And Methods For Measuring And Reducing Vehicle Fuel Waste.” With this patent, Vnomics says True Fuel is distinguished from other fuel efficiency technologies for its method

Service tips for first responder fleets

With the end of the current pandemic nowhere in sight and its impact on the availability of repair service providers, now more than ever it is of the utmost importance to keep the fleets of first responder vehicles serviced and on the road at all times. As light-duty diesels are the choice vehicles for first

The secret’s out: You’ve used biodiesel

A recent survey from NTEA showed that biodiesel is the most widely used alternative fuel among work truck fleets.

The engine impact on furloughed trucks that are ready to start

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a story of two extremes—some fleets have been running harder than ever delivering essential goods and other fleets have had to park their trucks. As states across the country reopen and business starts picking up, the maintenance needs of your furloughed trucks should be taken into consideration.

That run-down feeling: Dealing with diesel APU issues

It is worth the time to make APU service a regular part of maintenance.

How the right engine oil can impact your DPF maintenance costs

Name your biggest service headache. Ready, go: DPF! Jinx.

The value of used oil analysis

Oil manufacturers are quick to point to used oil analysis as a good practice for your fleet to ensure the health of your engine oil and related components. According to Dan Arcy, global OEM technical manager for Shell Lubricants, this is a scientific way to assess the condition of the lubricant in your engine and

Fuels and lubes column
Recycled oils: Are they safe to use in your trucks’ engines?

A fleet manager should keep fluids in bulk, of course, but how much qualifies as “bulk” largely depends on your fluid consumption. Kenneth Tyger, director of technical services with D-A Lubricant Co. Inc., says that “it is typically recommended to turn the fluid over in the bulk tank(s) every one to two months.” After being used,

Alternative Fuel tax credit retroactively extended for propane autogas vehicles

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is encouraging propane autogas fleet operators to take advantage of the Alternative Fuel Tax Credit, which was recently passed by the U.S. Congress as part of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020. Propane autogas fleet operators who apply for the tax credit will be able to claim a

Kenworth T680, T880 add option for DEF tank with integrated steps

Kenworth has introduced an optional DEF tank with integrated steps designed for its T680 and T880 trucks. With the option, the access steps to the deck plate are mounted directly over the DEF tank without requiring additional frame space. Instead, the placement of the steps can free up as much of 16 in. of frame

Diesel engine oil purchasing tips: Bulk fluid, bulk price

The second part of our in-depth look at bulk fluid holding.

REG: Who are you forgetting in RFP responses?

When is the last time you thought about who is involved in your RFP process? There might be someone missing: If your company or the company/public entity you are hoping to work with has someone focused on sustainability, they should definitely be involved. As environmental sustainability influences the transportation industry more and more, a growing