Chevron Lubricants Case Study Highlights Fuel Economy Improvements for R.E.
-- Delo 400 SAE 10W-30 Delivers Fuel Economy Savings in DD15 Engine --
SAN RAMON, Calif. -- March 25, 2013
Today, Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, released a
case study highlighting the performance of Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 formulated
with ISOSYN® Technology and Delo Extended Life Coolant (ELC) at R.E. West
Transportation. By using Delo products, R.E. West was able to extend service
intervals and improve fuel economy, resulting in significant bottom-line cost
savings for the company.
R.E. West is a nationally recognized contract and dedicated truckload carrier
with a fleet of 120 trucks and 300 trailers. The company conducted a test
using Chevron’s lower-viscosity Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 engine oil in an effort
to evaluate the feasibility of switching its fleet to the fuel economy-focused
product, while also extending drain intervals. After comparing data, R.E. West
found the trucks running Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 delivered noticeable fuel
economy improvements versus similar trucks using SAE 15W-40 oil. Translated
across the entire fleet, these reductions in fuel consumption could represent
Beyond improvements in fuel economy, R.E. West was also able to achieve 70,000
mile oil drain intervals using the Delo 400 SAE 10W-30 engine oils, creating
additional savings opportunities.
Fuel Economy and Durability
After one of the Detroit Diesel DD15 engine used in the testing was torn down
at 500,000 miles of service, R.E. West found its components to be in excellent
condition with minimal wear, thanks to the use of Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 and
Delo Extended Life Coolant. In addition to improved fuel economy and reduced
maintenance costs, the extended durability can help protect resale value – an
important consideration for any transportation business.
Case Study Available Online
A print version of the R.E. West Transportation case study can be found on the
ChevronDelo.com site at: bit.ly/REWestPrint
The case study video can be viewed on the Chevron Delo YouTube channel at:
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Extended Service Protection - Chevron’s Delo Product Family:
Chevron’s Delo product family includes engine oils, premium lubricants and
extended life coolants that provide premium performance and bottom-line value
for diesel powered vehicles.
All Delo products are covered under the Delo Warranty Plus program, which
provides bumper-to-bumper protection against lubricant and coolant related
failures as described in the Delo Warranty.
More information on Delo products can be found at: www.ChevronDelo.com
About Chevron Products Company
Chevron Products Company is a division of an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary
of the Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) headquartered in San Ramon, CA.
A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through this
organization under the Chevron, Texaco and Caltex brand names. Select brands
include Havoline^®, Delo^® and Havoline Xpress Lube^®. Chevron Intellectual
Property, LLC owns patented technology in advanced lubricants products, new
generation base oil technology and coolants.
For more information go to: www.ChevronLubricants.com
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