Making Sense Of New Diesel Engine Oil Specifications: CK-4 and FA-4

Hard Working American Trucker

Contractors and members of the skilled trades, including professional truck drivers, play a significant role in the U.S. economy. For example, truckers deliver 70 percent of all freight tonnage in the U.S., yet many of these hardworking professionals go unnoticed and underappreciated. With semis priced more than $100,000 and diesel pickups north of $50,000, saying

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Recent Diesel Oil Trends: Addressing Oil Consumption

Recent Diesel Oil Trends Consumption - Truck on freeway

Using a good diesel oil is essential to keeping engine components clean and protected. But changing tides may be dampening the level of wear protection offered by some oils. To meet emissions standards, oil additives that protect the engine were reduced with the introduction of the API CJ-4 performance specification, in 2006. Reduced additive content may cause unforeseen

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Is Norway Really Going to Ban Gas and Diesel Vehicles?

Norway Ban

An eye-opening news report surfaced the other day: Norway plans to ban sales of new gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles starting in 2025. Elon Musk, CEO of electric-car-maker Tesla, tweeted his approval to the plan.



Journalist Robin Washington Talks About the Future of Transportation and Driverless Cars

Robin Washington

Like many of you, I may live in the present, but I do a lot of thinking about the future, especially the future of cars. Recently I’ve been reading quite a bit about Artificial Intelligence, sensors and the continued melding of technology into everyday things. Robin Washington, former editor of the Duluth News Tribune, has also

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Pickup Trucks: Big is the New Small

I was helping my parents move the other day, and it struck me – “Wow, today’s pickups are massive.” Trundling up Highway 53 in northern Wisconsin behind the wheel of my dad’s Ford F-150 felt like navigating a battleship. And many of the trucks on the road dwarf his pickup.