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How much could you save by switching engine oil?

Ask any over-the-road fleet what makes up their largest annual cost and there’s a good chance you’ll hear the same answer again and again: fuel. Depending on the size of the fleet, it’s not uncommon for this price to reach tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. For these fleets, improving the

Petro-Canada DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668 approved for Allison Transmission’s H40/50 EP, eGen Flex

Petro-Canada Lubricants DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668 is now approved for Allison Transmission’s H40/50 EPTM and eGen Flex, alongside the 1000-4000 Series. DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668 now meets the specification for Allison Transmission’s H40/50 EP and eGen Flex, in addition to the TES 668 specification. The lubricant’s formulation delivers enhanced durability, performance and protection for electric

Five truck trend takeaways from May

We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from May focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place. 5. Lubricant companies are preparing for the future of trucking Today, we’re on the brink of an alternative fuels revolution,

Hot Shot’s Secret introduces new severe duty transmission fluid

Hot Shot’s Secret has announced a new multi-vehicle automatic transmission fluid for severe-duty applications. The company says the formulation of Blue Diamond +4/D3/M5 protects against some of the major causes of transmission failure, including extreme heat, fluid oxidation and a lack of proper lubrication.  Blue Diamond +4/D3/M5 is recommended by Hot Shot’s Secret for the most

Here’s how your choice of engine oil can impact your bottom line

Unplanned maintenance for a disabled truck is one thing that fleet owners never want to deal with, a problem that can lead to a domino effect of inconveniences and costs. If paid per mile, your truck’s driver may be temporarily unable to earn his or her living. Additionally, a sidelined truck is an unprofitable one,

Lubricant companies are preparing for the future of trucking

If you watch movies like Blade Runner and Back to the Future Part II, set in 2019 and 2015, respectively, you know that the future has come and gone. Congratulations, we’ve made it. Ridley Scott and Robert Zemeckis might be great directors, but seeing as how there are no signs of flying cars draped in

How to increase diesel truck sustainability, efficiency via lubricants

Cleaner air. A better future for our children. Conservation of resources. Meeting regulation standards! You’ve heard it all before. Fleet managers want to be more sustainable too, but for someone running a fleet of trucks, you know being more sustainable typically comes at a cost. Instead of hearing those advantages, you hear: “Another trip to

Donaldson Filter Minder Connect expands to fuel filters, engine oil condition

Donaldson Company, Inc. has released its Filter Minder Connect solution for monitoring fuel filters and engine oil condition on heavy-duty engines. The company says the Filter Minder system components can be installed on equipment in minutes and the solution integrates into existing on-board telematics and fleet management systems. The company says that Filter Minder connect

Watch: Why your truck grease deserves more love

Greases aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Fortunately, most fleets can get away with using maybe two, three or four greases. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: If you’re selecting your heavy-duty truck grease based on price rather than on application, you’re opening yourself

The case for fuel additives to combat rising repair costs

Today, the cost of truck maintenance and repairs can easily equate to thousands of dollars. Fleet managers understand that some parts, like belts, hoses, and air filters, just to name a few, are inevitably going to need to be replaced. However, frequent and premature replacement of parts like these could lead to expenses skyrocketing. Likewise,

Shell Rotella unveils portfolio of carbon-neutral engine oils in U.S.

Shell Rotella will offer customers carbon-neutral lubricants for heavy-duty engines in North America. Existing products from the company, Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic and Shell Rotella T5 Synthetic Blend engine oils, will now be carbon neutral as a step toward Shell’s target to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 or sooner, the company

Preparing your fleet for winter

Winter provides fresh challenges for fleets. Plummeting temperatures cause operational issues for drivers and if ignored, can lead to vehicle breakdown and the subsequent time, cost and effort getting the vehicle back on the road. Unplanned downtime has a huge impact on a business’ bottom line, so as winter approaches it’s important for fleets to