Both owner operators and truck fleets alike are struggling with rising fuel costs as a major operating expense. This has led many in the transportation industry to seek cost saving solutions in their maintenance practices. With Chevron, Shrader recommends switching from conventional 15W-40 engine oil to a lower-viscosity product like Chevron Delo 400 XLE Syn-blend SAE 10W-30.
This product is formulated for use in modern on-highway, low emissions engines as well as older diesel engines. It also provides exceptional performance in modern off-highway engines where an SAE 10W-30 viscosity grade is recommended, including those adapted for future emissions standards in construction, agriculture, marine and mining applications.
Delo 400 XLE Syn-blend SAE 10W-30 shows up to 3.6 percent fuel economy improvement in short-haul, class 6 vehicles and up to 1 percent improvement in long-haul, class 8 trucks compared to SAE 15W-40 oil in SAE J1321 Fuel Consumption Tests. Depending on the fleet, the savings associated with these fuel economy improvements could equate to thousands of dollars a year.
Couple this with the ability to extend oil drain intervals and the savings for a fleet could be the difference between you and your competition. Testing run in a Volvo 13-liter engine showed drain intervals could be extended by more than 40% over the regular Volvo recommended drain interval.
An added bonus in addition to better fuel economy, Delo 400 XLE's low viscosity base stocks promote consistent engine starting for vehicles operating in sub-zero temperatures.
If you’d like to know more about saving money with Chevron Delo 400 XLE Syn-blend SAE 10W-30, contact a Shrader Representative today. For more on Chevron Delo products, visit www.deloperformance.com.