Oil

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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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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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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Change thinking, not oil

Using oil analysis can save you money in new oil, oil disposal and overall maintenance -- and can alert you to emerging engine problems.

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Thick & thin: Next-gen oil will have low-viscosity fuel-efficient version

A key component of pushes for reduced greenhouse gas emissions and increased fuel economy in the next few years will involve new engine oil categories.

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Rocky Mountain High? Not when it comes to diesel prices

Increased production at refineries and reduced demands makes buying fuel in Rocky Mountain region easier on the wallet.

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Leaving long-haul: Operators migrate to oil/gas

I talked to a pair of recently former team owner-operators late last week who, like owner-operator Mike Mace, leased to Reed Trucking, have truly rediscovered their old love of trucking -- in this case as company drivers in service operations surrounding new natural gas wells enabled by hydraulic fracturing technology. The strong demand for capacity in oil and gas services is bringing in competition to local markets as large as, you guessed it, Schneider National. The truckload ...

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