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Do you know what coolant is required in your engines?

Cooling systems can be a major culprit in causing catastrophic engine failures. Ensuring that your engines are running at optimum temperature to be as efficient as possible starts with filling with the proper coolant. Today, most fleets are running some sort of extended life coolant (ELC), but the chemistry of ELCs can vary wildly. That

A Q&A with Shell’s Chris Guerrero and Bob Mainwaring on the Starship truck

The Starship truck from Shell, unveiled earlier this year, is intended as a conversation piece. When talking with Shell about why they built this futuristic vehicle, which is built to maximize freight ton efficiency using technologies that are available today, the term often thrown around is that the truck is a “thought leadership paper on

Shell, Wex reach agreement on commercial fleet card distribution

Shell Oil Products and Wex Inc. have reached an agreement in which Wex will issue and operate Shell’s full portfolio of commercial fleet cards in the United States and Canada. Shell and Wex say they anticipate launching their first commercial fleet product on Aug. 1. “We are excited to offer better functionality and improved customer

Demand for innovative fuels, like LNG fuel, from commercial customers is growing
Shell announces results from Starship truck’s cross-country run

Shell Lubricants has announced the results of its Starship truck‘s cross-country run, which began in San Diego, Calif. and ended in Jacksonville, Fla. According to numbers from Shell that were independently verified by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), which followed the truck on its run, the truck achieved an average of 8.94

Watch: Dealing with the coming changes to the trucking industry

Fleet Equipment‘s Future Focus series takes a look at the coming changes to the trucking industry in the form of electrification and alternative energy sources, and what some companies are doing to adapt to the changing times. In part one, Senior Editor Alex Crissey talks with Cummins on the coming changes to the trucking industry

Trucking Industry Changes
Why you might want to focus on FA-4 engine oil

With a year of the new American Petroleum Institute (API) CK-4 and FA-4 oil categories under the industry’s belt, you have, most likely, switched your fleet over to the CK-4 formulation, as that was the engine OEM-approved backward compatible formula. The transition to FA-4 formulations for 2017 engines, on the other hand, has been a

Dealing with the coming changes to the fuel industry

Inertia is a powerful motivator. When extreme changes are on the horizon, the easiest thing to do by is to ignore them and keep doing what you’ve been doing. “That’s the way it’s always been” is a phrase that has inhibited progress in many areas. But not everyone is content with waiting for inertia, easy

NACV day one: News from the show floor

Check out the news roundup from day one at NACV, and then bookmark this link for daily updates: 1. NACFE ‘Run on Less’ achieves 10 MPG average, conquers real-world challenges Run on Less, a cross-country road show to showcase fuel efficient truck technology and equipment, announced an average of more than 10 MPG in real

NACFE Run on Less Results 10 MPG Trucks Resized
What’s in your truck’s coolant?

Extended life coolant (ELC) is the coolant of choice for the many over-the-road long-haul fleets today. As engine OEMs churn out improved efficiency and fleets battle for lower cost per mile, it just makes sense. Flushing the coolant is a time-consuming process and your clients aren’t paying for downtime. That said, it’s not a fill-it-and-forget-it

Fuel economy and new engine oils

Engine oil makers weigh in on the new oil formulations to help meet EPA improved fuel economy standards.

New heavy-duty engine oil categories are driven by regulation

When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced regulations in 2010 designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and mandate fuel economy improvements for heavy-duty engines and vehicles, it set in motion a change to engine oil specifications. In turn, the Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) requested that the

Demistifying CK-4 and FA-4 oils: What you need to know about compatibility, and more

The most important thing that fleets need to know about CK-4 oils, according to Len Badal, global commercial brand manager for Chevron Lubricants, is that they are fully compatible, and there should be no concern if the two are mixed…