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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

REG: Industry experts confirm continued importance of biodiesel

I recently attended the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa and came away with a lot of information and ideas about where the transportation industry is heading. One major point the speakers reiterated was that, despite all the talk of electrification, the diesel engine will remain on top for years to come. John Eichberger,

Hot Shot’s Secret EDT now infused with the company’s LX4 Lubricity Extreme

Hot Shot’s Secret Everyday Diesel Treatment (EDT) now has a new formula to give it a boost in lubricity, with the addition of LX4 Lubricity Extreme, the company says. Hot Shot’s Secret says LX4 Lubricity Extreme, also sold separately as a stand-alone product by Hot Shot’s Secret, has been shown to improve diesel fuel lubricity

Fuel additives: Are they worth it?

You see the advertisements, you see the charts and statistics, but when it comes down to brass tacks, do fuel additives work? Chris Gabrelcik, founder and chief executive officer of Lubrication Specialties, had some thoughts.

REG: Rethinking winter fuel woes

There’s a misperception that biodiesel does not work in the cold, and if a fleet runs into problems in cold weather biodiesel must be to blame.

Trucking trends of the decade

It’s been a decade of innovation, of technological advancements that have made their way into the trucks on the road today, and some that are only beginning to show what they can do.

Diesel Technology Forum: 43% of U.S. commercial trucks powered by near-zero emissions diesel technology

The newest, cleanest, near-zero-emissions diesel truck technologies now make up nearly half the U.S. fleet, jumping by 6.8 percent between Dec. 2017 and July 2019, according to new research from the Diesel Technology Forum. Since these cleaner diesel trucks were introduced in 2007, significant clean air and fuel efficiency benefits have been delivered to American consumers, with even greater environmental gains projected through 2030, the Forum says.

How oil prices impact fleet costs

Oil prices go up and down at the slightest whim. Volatility can be nerve-wracking. And while its impact on diesel is apparent, how can oil prices affect the bottom-line cost of heavy-duty truck engine oil? The answer is: It doesn’t really.

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