Ensuring lubricants provide the right level of protection, lubrication and performance benefits for on-highway vehicles

On-Highway Truck Specifications

No Time to Spare – China 6 is Here, Now

No Time to Spare – China 6 is Here, Now

Learn more about the timeline for China 6 legislation and tightening of limits, considering the implications for lubricant and fuel ... Read More
China’s Ever-Tightening Fuel Consumption Regulations

China’s Ever-Tightening Fuel Consumption Regulations

China 6 emissions, combined with equally tough fuel economy requirements, are leading to ever-tightening fuel consumption limits ... Read More

Specification Overviews

Learn more about the main on-highway heavy duty diesel industry and OEM specifications.
China 6: The World’s Most Challenging Emissions Standard

China 6: The World’s Most Challenging Emissions Standard

Keith Howard, Strategic Technology Manager Ping Zhu, Director of Technology, Asia Many of China’s cities have had serious air quality ... Read More
Why has SAE J306 for Automotive Gear Lubricants Been Revised?

Why has SAE J306 for Automotive Gear Lubricants Been Revised?

Effective February 2019, the SAE J306 standard has been revised, better outlining low viscosity grades for future manual transmission fluid ... Read More
Sustainability is Driving Change in Mexico. The Right Quality Lubricant is Essential.

Sustainability is Driving Change in Mexico. The Right Quality Lubricant is Essential.

As sustainability efforts drive change in the Mexican heavy-duty truck market, considering the role of engine lubricants is critical. Here’s ... Read More
Protecting Modern Hardware in Mexico Requires a Lubricant Market Upgrade

Protecting Modern Hardware in Mexico Requires a Lubricant Market Upgrade

The commercial vehicle landscape is changing in Mexico, and the lubricants market must change with it. Here’s why OEMs should ... Read More

Are You ACEA 2016 Compliant?

From December 1, 2018, all engine lubricant formulations making ACEA performance claims must comply with the latest ACEA 2016 European ... Read More

ACEA 2016 Compliance Deadline: December 1, 2018

From December 1, 2018, all engine lubricant formulations making ACEA performance claims must comply with the latest ACEA 2016 European ... Read More

Proposed Changes to the ACEA Heavy-Duty Oil Sequences

Introduced in 1996, the ACEA Oil Sequences provide the industry with a new baseline of performance for service-fill engine lubricants ... Read More

Developing Diesel Engine Oils for China VI

China VI, a stricter pollution emission standard scheduled to take effect in 2020, is one of the most urgent issues ... Read More

API CI-4 Plus

API CI-4 oils that also carry the classification CI-4 PLUS are formulated to provide a higher level of protection against ... Read More

Spotlight On Heavy-Duty Engine Oil

Increased fuel economy & reduced greenhouse gases are being supported by lower HTHS ... Read More

Why is SAE J2360 So Important?

The lubricant industry is advocating for global adoption of the more comprehensive SAE J2360 ... Read More

Delivering Increased Efficiency With Heavy Duty Engine Oils

Increased fuel economy and reduced greenhouse gases are being supported by lower ‘high-temperature high-shear’ (HTHS) engine oil viscosity ... Read More
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