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News

Shell's New Oil Works for Mixed Diesel and Gas Fleets

Shell Rotella's T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 synthetic oil is designed for versatility, meeting the API CK-4 specification for Class 8 Trucks as well as API SN specification for gasoline trucks and vans.

Since 2011 the company has amassed 60 million test miles on CK-4 formulations, and 50 million miles of tests involving the High Temperature High Shear (HTHS) formulas required by FA-4 specifications. Photo: Shell

News

Shell: New Engine Oil Categories Making the Grade

A new generation of engine oils is in the North American market, passing a battery of tests developed for specific engine brands. But the work of convincing buyers about the related features and benefits of CK-4 and FA-4 oils continues.

Image of 14390 Refrigerant Oil Pump courtesy of Robinair

Products

14390 Refrigerant Oil Pump

Robinair's new 14390 Refrigerant Oil Pump is used to move large volumes of A/C lubricant oil back into HVAC and commercial refrigerant systems quickly and efficiently.

Image of E9000 Portable Emissions Analyzer courtesy of E Instruments

Products

E9000 Portable Emissions Analyzer

E Instruments new E9000 emissions analyzer with heated sample line is a complete and portable system for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliance level emissions monitoring and testing.

Photo via Love's Travel Stops

News

Love’s Acquires Speedco from Bridgestone Americas

Love’s Travel Stops and Bridgestone Americas reached an agreement for Love’s to purchase Speedco, a national network of service locations that provides quick lube and inspection services to the trucking industry.

Image of American Airlines new facility during construction courtesy of Stertil-Koni.

News

American Airlines Chooses Stertil-Koni

Stertil-Koni announced that the inground telescopic piston lift model, the DIAMONDLIFT, has been selected for use at the new American Airlines, Inc. maintenance facility, currently under construction at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

Image courtesy of Snap-on Diagnostics

Products

ZEUS Platform

The first tool to exclusively feature Snap-on Intelligent Diagnostics software, the new ZEUS platform (EEMS342) provides all the functions and repair tips that technicians need to diagnose, repair, and manage any issue, fast.

Image courtesy of Stertil-Koni

Products

Differential Adaptor for DIAMONDLIFT

The new offering from Stertil-Koni is ideal for lifting – and servicing – small, medium, and large pickup trucks, as well as smaller school buses, with a maximum axle weight of 10,000 pounds. The adapter is an ALI/ALCTV certified accessory for all models of DIAMONDLIFT

Image courtesy of Mahle

Products

TechPRORVDS Diagnostics Combo Kit

MAHLE Service Solutions introduced its TechPROR Diagnostic Systems VDS Combo Kit. The new kit includes components to diagnose and repair both light and commercial vehicles and is ideal for mixed fleets and municipalities that service a variety of vehicle sizes.

Brake systems are so consistently cited during on-road inspections that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) devotes an entire week to roadside brake-inspection-only activity. (Image from Getty Images)

Articles

Brake Systems: How to Pass a Roadside Inspection

Brake systems continue to be the system most responsible for out-of-service violations at roadside inspections. A well-maintained brake system relies on the technician and the driver.

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Fleets have a choice when it comes to oil filter technology. Conventional filters are less expensive, but have several fundamental flaws, while reusable filters use better methods and materials to ensure that oil lubricates the engine effectively and efficiently and, potentially, reduce long-term cost.
How Auto Parts Can Be A Fleet's Next Cost Savings Center
Fleets are under ever-increasing pressure to cut costs. A fleet parts provider can help turn maintenance from an expense to a cost savings center by saving fleets up to 35% and sometimes more on OEM parts.
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Automating common or tedious fleet management tasks is the next best thing to being on call 24/7. It doesn’t take you out of the equation. Rather, automating helps you cut costs without error and oversights… without having to make every call.
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