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We are excited to announce that Just Truckin' and Happiness by the Mile will be joining us at the 40th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs in Branson, Mo! Be sure to come on down to have a honkin' good time!
Do you like to kick back and relax by casting a line after a long trip on the road? If so, this is for you! We chatted with pro angler and SuperRigs guest Jimmy Houston to get his best tidbits on how to catch more fish and have more fun.
With Total Cost of Operation (TCO) an important consideration for many heavy-duty fleets, regular truck maintenance schedules are necessary to maximize efficiency and minimize downtime. An important maintenance item is oil drain intervals. How often the engine oil is changed can impact both the health of the engine as well as the bottom line.
"I started trucking when I was 19. Never wanted to do anything else. My dad drove a truck here and there and as a kid, I was fascinated with big trucks. I've been with Hoewing for 20 years. We have 11 trucks in our fleet. We run local and run hard in dirt and gravel. Shell Rotella is all we've run since I've been here. We trust it to do the job and not let us down."
– Kevin and Sheila Benson (driving for Hoewing Trucking), Maywood, MO.
"I've been driving trucks for 15 years, 6 in Canada. I moved to Canada to drive for Jade Transport after chatting with one of their drivers on Facebook. The main difference between driving in North America and New Zealand is that we drive on the other side of the truck and road. This is a 2021 Peterbilt 389 Pride & Class with an old school 359 paint job to match the fleet number. It's the first truck in Canada to get the new digital dash. The engine is a fuel-efficient Cummins X15 525 running Shell Rotella T6 synthetic oil."
– Ben Overton (driving for Jade Transport), Winnipeg, Manitoba (originally from New Zealand).
"I was brought up with trucks. My dad was an owner-operator. I bought my first truck when I was 19 years old and became a fleet owner shortly after turning 21. We have mostly older trucks, do all our own maintenance and buy 250 gallons of Shell Rotella T4 at a time. We also have the greases and transmission fluids. We've been doing Shell Rotella SuperRigs since 1998 and try to come back as often as we can. This is my 2016 Peterbilt that was going to be one of the fleet trucks, but I decided I wanted a new toy."
– Brian Dreher (2020 Virtual SuperRigs Best of Show Winner), Campbellsport, WI.
The stage is set for "a big honkin' anniversary" celebration! Online registration for the 40th Annual Shell RotellaMD SuperRigsMD, which rolls into Branson, Missouri June 9-11, is officially open. Pre-registration is required. Pre-registration provides drivers with a designated parking spot and on option to select their preferred time for when they would like their truck judged. Final judging times will be determined by Shell Rotella representatives.