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Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Engine Oil Suppliers Target Sustainability Amid Broader Push to Reduce Emissions

Lubricants Phillips 66

As the trucking industry explores zero-emission technologies such as battery-­electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, heavy-duty engine oil suppliers are applying less conspicuous methods of curbing airborne particulate matter and carbon emissions.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
May 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Valvoline Launches Second Iteration of Multifuel Engine Oil

Valvoline's David Young David Young, Valvoline vice president of heavy-duty sales at an industry event in 2018. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Valvoline Inc. launched the second iteration of its heavy-duty engine oil first released in 2018 — Valvoline Premium Blue One Solution Gen2.

August 14, 2020
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Adoption of FA-4 Engine Oils Has Been Slow, but Early Tests May Point to Future Acceptance

Shell technician checks engine oil A technician checks an engine’s oil. (Shell Oil)

The American Petroleum Institute’s latest heavy-duty engine oil standards, designated CK-4 and FA-4, have been on the market for more than two years, but only CK-4 lubricants have by and large replaced the previous CJ-4 formulation.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
April 29, 2019
Business, Fuel

Valvoline Introduces Oil for Natural Gas Engines

Valvoline Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Valvoline Inc. launched an engine oil approved for use in natural gas fleet engines, the company announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 7.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Pre-Heaters Enable Reliable Engine Starts in Cold Weather

Oregon Department of Transportation de-icing Interstate 97 Oregon Department of Transportation/Flickr

Diesel-fired engine pre-heaters can help ensure reliable engine starts in cold-weather conditions while reducing engine wear, preventing service calls and boosting driver satisfaction, fleets said.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
November 6, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Fuel

Exxon to Introduce New Engine Oils on Website

ExxonMobil said it will introduce the new product line and details of its Mobil Delvac-branded CK-4 and FA-4 commercial vehicle engine oils on its website, mobildelvac.com on Sept. 20.

August 26, 2016