Today's Trucking

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, […]


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.


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 […]


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Mullen Group cites ‘pretty deep recession’ in Q2 report

July 25, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

OKOTOKS, AB — Mullen Group, one of Canada’s most successful fleets, has released its second quarter financial results in the midst of what the company’s CEO views as a “pretty deep recession” in Western Canada.

The major oilfield services company posted Q2 consolidated revenue of $247 million, a decline of $37.8 million, or 13.3%, compared to the same period in 2015. The company was also hit by a $31.1 million decline in its oilfield services segment.


Low-vis lube brings modest fuel saving for modest investment

June 28, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

WASHINGTON, DC – Class 8 over-the-road fleets can realistically expect fuel savings from low-viscosity oils, states a new report from Trucking Efficiency, an initiative under the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.