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How to develop a slick oil program for your fleet

December 3, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Stocking oil in the shop, preventing cross-contamination and spills (not to mention misfills), can be a challenge. Spills can create hazards and inefficiencies, and misfills can damage equipment if quickly not identified.

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Chevron tackles sulfated ash with Delo 600 ADF

November 8, 2019 by John Smith

RICHMOND, Calif. — Chevron has demonstrated it found a way to reduce sulfated ash when it introduced the Delo 600 ADF  with Omnimax technology heavy-duty engine oil this week at its Technology Center in Richmond, Calif.

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Valvoline Premium Blue three oils in one

March 7, 2018 by John Smith

Valvoline’s latest engine oil comes in a single bottle, but it’s designed to meet the needs of engines burning any one of three fuels – natural gas, diesel, or gasoline. Valvoline Premium Blue One Solution 9200, developed with Cummins Westport, […]

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Sponsored Understand the benefits of CK-4 and FA-4 oil

February 20, 2018 by John Smith

The latest evolution in engine oil gave birth to a pair of categories – CK-4 and a fuel-efficient FA-4. Each delivers unique features and benefits.

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Real-time oil, filter monitor

February 7, 2018 by John Smith

Cummins Filtration’s new FleetguardFIT uses sensors, a control module, and existing telematics services to monitor fuel, lube, and air filters – as well as oil life – in real time. The underlying data can be communicated through a portal or […]

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Gibson Energy selling truck fleet

February 2, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – Gibson Energy is selling all its Canadian trucking operation, and most of the fleet it operates in the U.S., as it focuses business assets on crude oil infrastructure.

Between $275 and $375 million in assets are being sold overall, with the Canadian trucking operation expected to be sold by mid 2019, and non-core U.S. trucking businesses to be sold as early as the end of this year.

“Gibson Energy will no longer be thought of as a trucking business,” president and Chief Executive Officer Steve Spaulding said in a Toronto presentation for investors, suggesting that some of the company’s assets simply don’t fit with the company’s vision for the future.

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New oils a ‘brand new ballgame’

October 27, 2017 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, ON – New oil categories are delivering longer drain intervals and added protection for engine components, but few fleets appear to be embracing the most fuel-efficient formulas of all, Petro-Canada Lubricants reports.

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One oil for them all

September 22, 2017 by John Smith

Shell is offering a new fuel-efficient oil formula that can be used in gasoline or diesel engines.

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Gibson Energy should shed trucks: Investor

August 15, 2017 by John Smith

LONDON, UK – M&G Investments is calling for a wide array of changes at Gibson Energy, including the exit of all trucking business not linked to core infrastructure assets.

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IN PRINT — Fighting Friction: Educate yourself on oils and greases

March 9, 2017 by John Smith

How often have you seen a mechanic going from stem to stern on a truck with a grease gun and filling every fitting he can find with the same grease? It’s quick, cheap and easy, but that approach may not be the best option for the truck.

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Struggles in oil country

December 28, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

Low oil values have calmed prices at the pump, but they have also hit fleets and owner-operators who serve Canada’s famed oil patch. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers hosted a record-breaking sale in Edmonton this April, reselling about 10,600 pieces of equipment. That is clearly the sign of a struggling industry, especially when you consider that just 46% of the purchased equipment stayed in the province.

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A new oil category — with two oils

December 28, 2016 by John Smith

It’s a long journey to the top of the CN Tower. There are 1,776 steps for those who want to climb it; the glass-floored elevators are the world’s highest. The Toronto landmark even represented the final stop in a long journey toward a new engine oil category that officially took hold on December 1 – and introduces a significant choice for buyers.

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Slow oil market dampens Mullen Group’s Q3 report

October 20, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

OKOTOKS, AB – Mullen Group Ltd., one of Canada’s largest trucking companies, reports that its third quarter revenue dropped 15% to $258 million due to a $35.2 million decline in revenue from its oilfield services segment and a $9.8 million hit to its trucking and logistics segment.

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Canada’s economy to grow 2% in 2017, analysts tell Summit

October 14, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

TORONTO, ON – Leading economists painted a picture of Canada’s upward economic trajectory for transportation industry players Thursday.

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Shell unveils portfolio of next-generation oils

August 9, 2016 by John Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – Shell Lubricants has officially unveiled its engine oils designed to meet pending CK-4 and FA-4 oil categories that will play a key role in helping to support 2017 emission standards and improve fuel economy. Anxious buyers will even be able to tap into the benefits of T5 10W-30 CK-4 oils as early as this August, before the official December 1 rollout of the American Petroleum Institute oil categories.