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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.

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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.

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Mullen blames ‘disruptive tech’ for low oil value

May 2, 2016 by John Smith

Murray K Mullen has seen the impact of low oil prices first hand. More than 100,000 jobs, $60 billion in earnings, and $33 billion in capital investments have evaporated, much of it in Alberta. The Mullen Group itself – the largest provider of specialized transportation for Western Canada’s oil and gas industry – has laid off more than 1,400 people. Blame a disruptive technology known as horizontal hydraulic fracturing.

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Shell Rotella trailer, websites offer new oil info

April 1, 2016 by John Smith

LOUISVILLE, KY – Shell Rotella is bringing its traveling road show to Canada, and the tractor-trailer promoting the next category of engine oils is not the only source of related information.

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Shell Rotella trailer, websites offer new oil info

April 1, 2016 by John Smith

LOUISVILLE, KY – Shell Rotella is bringing its traveling road show to Canada, and the tractor-trailer promoting the next category of engine oils is not the only source of related information.

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Diesel Prices Continue Falling, Lowest in Many Years

December 15, 2015 by sehui

LONDON, ON and WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the price of oil keeps falling, diesel costs in both Canada and the U.S. moved down for the fifth straight week, hitting their lowest levels in several years.

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Aveda Becomes Biggest Oil-Rig Transporter in N.A.

May 26, 2015 by Peter Carter

CALGARY, AB-Oilfield transporter Aveda Transportation and Energy Services Inc. is purchasing Oklahoma City, OK.-based Hodges Trucking Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seventy Seven Energy Inc. (“SSE”). With the purchase, the Canadian-based Aveda becomes the largest rig-moving company on the continent. Hodges currently owns approximately 900 pieces of rig-moving and heavy-haul equipment, including approximately 200 haul trucks, 400 trailers, 70 bed/pole trucks, 35 cranes, 40 forklifts/loaders and 160 service vehicles. Aveda, incorporated as a private company in 1994 only to go public in 2006,

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Truck Lubricants Guru Slipping Into Retirement

May 8, 2015 by sehui

SAN RAMON, CA. — After nearly 40 years in the lubricants business, Chevron’s well-known consulting scientist for its Delo heavy-duty engine oil and a man who helped establish heavy duty engine oil categories has decided to retire at the end of June.

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Jobs-A-Plenty In Alberta Oil, Gas, Construction Sectors

December 5, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

CALGARY, AB- Employment in the Alberta’s oil and gas industry and the related construction sector is on the rise and expected to increase about 35 percent by 2023, according to a report by the Petroleum HR Council.

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Shell Fleet Tests New Experimental Engine Oil

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Shell is testing an experimental new engine oil in a fleet of test trucks with the goal of improving efficiency and fuel economy.

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FILTER DEFINITIONS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Donaldson provides defintions of fuel and lube filters.

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SMART AUTOMATICS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Allison introduces prognostic features on 2009 models

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NEW OILS FOR NEW ENGINES

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The 2007 engines have their own lubrication needs.

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200,000-MILE OIL CHANGES?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Everything is big with this Texas fleet including the period between oil changes.

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LUBE FILTERS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

There isn’t much that’s more important than keeping your engine oil clean.