• For the petroleum industry, 2017 is the year of CK-4. Unfortunately, this new category of engine oil has also led to confusion among drivers and fleet managers who aren’t sure if they should use it.

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    Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
  • What do a damaged head gasket, burst hoses and a busted thermostat have in common? Each can lead to a costly engine repair, and each can be caused by a failed or malfunctioning radiator.

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    Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
  • Winter weather is here, bringing along challenges that are largely outside a driver’s control. Each year, trucking companies lose more than 32 billion vehicle hours due to weather-related tie-ups in the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. And when the weather clears, more hours are lost repairing and replacing parts damaged in collisions caused by bad weather.

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    Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
  • Everyone knows that one-size-fits-all isn’t the best approach to preventive maintenance, but that doesn’t stop people from trying. When it comes to engine oil drains, some fleet managers and owner-operators play it safe and follow the lowest OEM recommendations. Others try to save a few cents by extending intervals just beyond OEM change guidelines.

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    Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016
  • By pushing the boundaries of heavy-duty vehicle efficiency, Volvo’s SuperTruck vastly exceeded the U.S. Department of Energy’s initiative to build a highly efficient truck that strengthens U.S. manufacturing and reduces dependence on foreign oil.

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    Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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