"I'm a third generation trucker and I'm into cool trucks. Love working on them. Kind of like guys who are into hot rods and motorcycles. I wanted to stay with a classic look because I like the older ways guys did things and the way things used to look. I changed the grill to a 379 style and added 359 style headlight and air cleaners, among other changes. It has a C15 Cat Glider under the hood. We use Shell Rotella. It's been a great product and we have no reason to change. [It's my] 2nd time winning Best of Show. It's crazy. Hard to believe." - Keigan Nelson (driving for Rollin Transport), Hartland, WI.
"I've been a part of the trucking business my whole life. My grandmother started driving a truck years ago, then my dad and uncle got into it. Lucille is a 1993 Peterbilt 379 that showed up at our shop in 2018 pretty rough. We tore her down, pulled the motor out, turned every nut and bolt front to back, sent her to the body shop and re-did the interior… just to put her to work every day. She has 1,460,000 miles on her and pulls a flatbed every day. We've always used Shell Rotella T4, service 17 trucks with it and have never had a reason to change it." - Dill McKinney, Lexington, AL
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Development of New PC-12 Diesel Engine Oil Category Has Begun; Will Replace CK-4 and FA-4 Oils
The current API CK-4 and FA-4 diesel engine oil specifications were introduced in 2016 and split the existing diesel engine oil category into two separate categories. With changes to emission standards expected in 2027 and updated requirements for fuel economy for certain engine models, a new engine oil category will be necessary to meet the needs of future engines. Work has begun on the new category which is currently called Proposed Category - PC-12.
Advanced Engine Oil Technology Allows for Longer Oil Drain Intervals
There's more to the oil in your engine than you may think, especially with improvements in engine oil technology over the past decade. The right engine oil will provide longer drain intervals, higher performance and better protection. Some of the benefits include extending the time between oil drains and protecting vehicles in extreme operating conditions.
For drivers that want added engine protection, but still want to operate with a 15W-40 diesel engine oil, Shell Rotella® T5 15W-40 Synthetic Blend offers the benefits you need. The oil features Triple Protection Plus™ technology which delivers all the benefits you've come to expect from Shell Rotella® T4 diesel oil and more.