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Category: Fuel & Oil

Gas Prices Up

Gas Prices Up

| November 22, 2017

According to the latest Fleet News, fuel prices moved up recently. This week, the price of Regular nationwide was $2.526 vs. $2.457 one month  ago and $2.131 last year at this time. The news in fuel prices for Diesel was a similar.  One gallon of Diesel stands at $2.837 vs. $2.730 last month and $2.384 last […]

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New Synthetic Engine Oil Promises Added Protection and Diesel Fuel Economy

New Synthetic Engine Oil Promises Added Protection and Diesel Fuel Economy

| November 10, 2017

A new fully synthetic engine oil is touting added protection and fuel economy. Called TOTAL QUARTZ INEO LONG LIFE 0W-20 with ART (Age Resistance Technology), it is formulated to meet the ACEA C5 international standards and technical requirements of manufacturers such as Volkswagen and Porsche. The company claims it is “21% more efficient against sludge […]

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Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Flat Through August YTD

Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Flat Through August YTD

| October 27, 2017

US and Canadian Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales were flat through August year-to-date. “Despite the uncertainty of environmental change on the horizon, and continuing low oil prices, the future of alternative fuels led by NG/RNG is positive. The challenges of alternative fuel availability and distribution will be overcome; time is the biggest unknown.” […]

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Environmentalists Decry New House Legislation on Fuel Economy Standards

Environmentalists Decry New House Legislation on Fuel Economy Standards

| October 12, 2017

Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) have introduced new legislation that, according to environmentalists, would weaken federal fuel economy standards. The bill aligns with provisions outlined in legislation introduced in the Senate that would give automakers concessions that could undermine public health protections and the future competitiveness of American manufacturers, a leading group noted. […]

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New Trucks From Volvo Running on Liquid or Biogas

New Trucks From Volvo Running on Liquid or Biogas

| October 5, 2017

Volvo Trucks is now introducing Euro 6-compliant heavy duty trucks running on liquefied natural gas or biogas. According to the company, the trucks can cut CO2 emissions by 20 to 100 per cent. The goal is clear: With energy-efficient technology for gas-powered vehicles, Volvo Trucks is striving to make it possible to significantly reduce the […]

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Hot Shot Stiction Eliminator Reformulated for All Diesel Engines

Hot Shot Stiction Eliminator Reformulated for All Diesel Engines

| October 3, 2017

Hot Shot’s Secret Stiction Eliminator, first introduced in 2004 to resolve issues related to clogged or malfunctioning HEUI injectors for the 6.0 L Ford Power Stroke, is now available with a new formulation that removes, the company claims, “close to 100% stiction from any gas or diesel engine – Audi, Volkswagen, GM, Ford, Chrysler, Cummins, […]

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