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Shell to release T6 full synthetic 0W-40 oil for extreme cold

Shell Lubricants is introducing Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic 0W-40 heavy-duty diesel engine oil. This new oil is an upgrade/relaunch of the Rotella T6 full synthetic 0W-40, and now meets API CK-4 requirements.

Ready for winter: Truck air line inspection/replacement tips

Air lines should be inspected for damage to avoid failure on the road.

Know what you are getting when it comes to fuel

In the upcoming winter months, we will see temperatures start to dip below zero in certain parts of the country. Certain trucks may die or not start. At the center of the board is proper fuel, maintenance and experience.

Fuels and lubes column
Medium-duty trucks will see safety benefits from integrating winter tires on all axles

The winter season might be months away, but now is the time for medium-duty fleets to start thinking about their choice of tire for when the rain, sleet and snow starts to pelt the pavement.

Watch: Preparing your trucks for the winter

As they’re fond of saying on a certain popular TV show, winter is coming. If your trucks run routes through an area that experiences harsh winters, you’re already well aware of this fact. So the question is: is your fleet prepared? Several components of your trucks will require attention as winter approaches, so make sure

Truck maintenance and fuel tips for winter

This is a winter we won’t soon forget. Temperatures in the sub zero range across the country and snow covering roads from north to south have made it a treacherous time for those who make their living on the road—and a challenging time for fleet managers who must make sure vehicles are road-ready and prepared

Preparing wheel-ends, air dryers for winter

Across North America, it’s getting to be that time of year: Temperatures are dropping, and fleets and owner-operators are prepping for chilly conditions and wintry roads. Before things get too harsh out there, the Bendix Tech Tips series from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB) offers some simple steps

Air line thawing tips

During the winter, it’s not uncommon to come across air lines that are frozen. For thawing frozen air lines, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC gives the following do’s and don’ts: Do • Check the air dryer for proper operation, changing the desiccant cartridge and purge valve as necessary.• Thaw out frozen air lines and valves