Allied’s President, Steve Phillips, gave a great interview to HDT Tuckinginfo. With the help of one of Allied’s partners, API (Motor Oil Matters), they put together a great article about choosing the best oil for your operations and making sure you’ve got the right oil in your trucks.
Choosing the best oil for your operation is only part of the equation when it comes to making sure you’ve got the right oil in your trucks. There are a lot of things that can happen between the order and the fill, including the distributor delivering the wrong oil or oil that’s accidentally mixed with other oil; having a bulk oil tank with a mishmash of oils that keeps you from getting the performance you need and expect; and contaminants getting into the oil before or during the fill.
“An oil marketer could say it ‘meets the standard,’ but the only way to verify it’s licensed is to check with API or look at our online directory to make sure it’s really licensed,” says Kevin Ferrick, who manages the API’s licensing program. “If it’s licensed, the maker is warrantying it meets the API standard. If it’s not, it doesn’t have that added assurance. So there’s a difference.”
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