Oil

Chevron introduces lineup of CK-4, FA-4 oils

Chevron Delo today at the Great American Trucking Show unveiled its new Delo 400 lineup of CK-4 and FA-4 engine oils, part of the new engine oil category licensing that begins in December.

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Partners in Business tip: Change your own oil

A one-truck operator can save almost $200 a year by moving from gallon jugs to 55-gallon drums for oil purchases.

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Owner-operators need to ensure they’re using proper engine oil when new lubes come to market in December, API says

“New oils are coming. They’re coming very soon, and you need to make sure you know which one you’re supposed to use,” said Kevin Ferrick, manager of API’s global industry services certification programs. “Oils are different enough and unique enough today that you need to be sure you’re buying the right oil.”

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NACFE: Lower viscosity oils can increase fuel economy

Mike Roeth, NACFE executive director, said the research for the report revealed that 5W-30 and 10W-30 engine oils, either the current CJ-4 or the upcoming CK-4, can replace the commonly used 15W-40 oils used in many trucks while also increasing fuel savings.

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Partners in Business tip: Buy oil in bulk

The do-it-yourself oil change is a standard for many owner-operators, especially those with their own authority. A one-truck operator can save almost $200 a year by moving from gallon jugs to 55-gallon drums for oil purchases, assuming 125,000 miles per year with an oil change every 25,000 miles.

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Shell launching education campaign on new diesel engine oils

Shell Lubricants is ramping up its efforts to provide information on the road and online for a new diesel engine oil set to launch later this year with the Shell Rotella Road Show rig tour.

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Keystone XL: Congress sends approval bill to the White House

Legislation granting necessary approvals for the pipeline has now passed both houses of Congress -- President has signaled he would veto the measure.

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Chevron rolls out new engine oil for severe duty applications

Chevron announced last week a new category of engine oil for severe duty, start-and-stop applications. A nationwide rollout is planned for Sept. 15.

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5 more things members of the general public don’t know about truckers

Costs of operation eat up a majority of an owner-operator business's revenue -- more on fuel, maintenance, tires, oil and food in this occasional series.

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Low-viscosity oil field trials pushing fuel economy

Field trials of Shell Rotella's lower-viscosity oils have shown up to 3 percent fuel economy improvements as the company works to develop the PC-11 oil category.

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