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Chevron develops online PC-11 resource


SAN RAMON, Calif. — Chevron has created a new Web site aimed at educating the trucking industry about changes coming in the form of the new PC-11 heavy-duty engine oil category.

The Web site, at www.pc-11explained.com, was designed to build awareness and clarity around the new specification, Chevron announced. It says it has committed to keep the industry informed over the next 12 months as the new category is brought to market.

“Based on our research, awareness of the new category of oil is low, and among those who are aware, there is a lot of confusion,” said Shawn Whitacre, senior staff engineer of engine oil technology at Chevron Lubricants, and chairman of the ASTM Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Classification Panel. “Once those who rely on these oils are made aware of PC-11, and that the new category is actually two sub-categories, there are a lot of questions and concerns. Now is the time to help the industry and our customers get ahead of the change and prepare for it.”

The online resource hub includes: an ongoing video series of interviews with Delo PC-11 experts; a monthly column to dispel misinformation about PC-11; a weekly Q&A; webinars; the latest news from trucking media; and links to resources and commentary.

“With the new specifications for PC-11, we want to help our customers and others in the industry to understand all the issues surrounding this transition. We also want them to know that this is a change for the better,” Whitacre says. “The new API CK-4 and API FA-4 products are better oils. They will better protect engines, provide better fuel economy, and reduce GHG emission compared to today’s oils  Education around PC-11 is a top priority for Chevron, and we are rolling out a robust program that will provide easy access to everything you need to know to prepare for the future.”

 


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