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    How to develop a slick oil program for your fleet

    December 3, 2019 12:00AM by James Menzies

    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 12:00AM by Steve Bouchard

    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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    Oil extends drains for natural gas engines

    June 25, 2018 3:08PM by John G Smith

    Valvoline’s Premium Blue One Solution, unveiled in March, is now the first engine oil approved to meet the Cummins CES 20092 spec’ that allows for extended drains in natural gas engines.

  • Valvoline unveils three oils in one

    March 7, 2018 9:03AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – 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

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

    February 20, 2018 12:00AM by Eric Berard

    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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    Gibson Energy selling truck fleet

    February 2, 2018 12:00AM by John G 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 12:00AM by John G 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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    Gibson Energy should shed trucks: Investor

    August 16, 2017 12:00AM by John G 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 10, 2017 12:00AM by John G 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 12:00AM by John G Smith

    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 12:00AM by John G 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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    Shell unveils portfolio of next-generation oils

    August 9, 2016 12:00AM by John G 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.

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    Mullen blames ‘disruptive tech’ for low oil value

    May 2, 2016 12:00AM by John G 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 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    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.

  • Diesel Prices Continue Falling, Lowest in Many Years

    December 16, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    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.