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'Top 10' Ways to Cut Down on Cold Weather Fuel Costs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jack Lee   
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 09:37

These last few weeks, Jack Frost has taken a bite out of some of us while Mother Nature has shined warmly on others. It’s that time of the year again when weather conditions can change quickly without notice, for the best or the worst. But one thing you can count on this winter is that harsh operating conditions will happen fast, so you must be prepared.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 January 2011 17:14
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ULSD: The New Super Fuel? PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Whelan   
Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:04

Diesel Emission standards have reached their peak in North America with the demand for less sulfur content to improve air quality. Petroleum refineries are now producing Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel, or S15, which has a maximum sulfur content of 15 parts per million (ppm). ULSD is now totally phased in as a direct replacement for (LSD) Low sulfur diesel or S500 (Sulfur content 500 ppm). The ultimate goal is to reduce sulfur content by 95 percent.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 December 2010 13:01
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Synthetic Oil Saves the Day for This School Bus Mechanic PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Whelan   
Friday, 03 December 2010 08:32

School District. No. 73 serving Kamloops, British Columbia, located about 220 miles northeast of Vancouver, recently had a "no run" problem with a 1998 DT466E International diesel engine. This particular engine had racked up 381,000 km (about 236,742 miles), so it was just a matter of time when something like this was going to happen.

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Last Updated on Friday, 03 December 2010 09:50
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