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Urine and DEF in Your Engine = Bad Idea

October 16, 2018

Why Peeing in Your DEF Tank is a Terrible Idea Misinterpretations can be a source of entertainment, even when you’re talking about something as mundane as urine and DEF (diesel exhaust fluid). Somewhere along the line a rumor gets started, it spreads slowly, somehow sounds like a good idea, builds... Read More +

Petra Shield ProKits Offer New Cars an Added Line of Defense

October 11, 2018

A New Car is a Big Investment – Protect It From the Inside Out Whether your customers prefer a pickup, a Prius or a Porsche, purchasing a new car is a big deal for just about anyone. People want their new car investment to maintain its value and aesthetic appeal... Read More +

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ProKits de Petra Shield Ofrece una Línea de Defensa Agregada para Autos Nuevos

October 11, 2018
Petra Shield ProKits Un Automóvil Nuevo es una Gran Inversión: Protéjalo desde Adentro hacia Afuera Ya sea que sus clientes… Read More +

Proposition 6 and the Future of Fuel Prices in California

October 9, 2018

How Will Californians Vote on Prop 6 November 6 In November of 2017 the Road Repair and Accountability Act was passed, otherwise know as Senate Bill 1, or SB-1 – created as a means by which the state of California could offset transportation costs for repairs to highway infrastructure and the... Read More +

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Proposición 6 y el Futuro de los Precios del Combustible en California

October 9, 2018
California Proposición 6 ¿Cómo Votarán los Californianos sobre la Prop 6? El 6 de noviembre En noviembre de 2017, se… Read More +

Ceramic Paint Correction and Protection – Trending Hot in CA

October 4, 2018

Why Californians Love This Paint Correction Technology Californians love their cars, and anything that will protect and enhance the bling factor of a paint job makes their ears perk up immediately. In this article we geeked out with SCL Automotive Preventative Maintenance Specialist, Thomas Armitage – self proclaimed car nerd – who... Read More +

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Corrección y Protección de la Pintura de Cerámica - Tendencias Actuales en California

October 4, 2018
Corrección de Pintura de Cerámica | Foto por Patrick Meves Photography Por qué los Californianos Aman esta Tecnología de Corrección… Read More +

DEF Pricing – Factors That Impact the Rise & Fall of the Market

October 2, 2018

A Myriad of Factors Affect the End Cost of DEF In 2010, the EPA created a mandate that all medium and heavy duty vehicles were required to reduce emissions (most notably NOx) by incorporating diesel exhaust fluid, or DEF. DEF is a non-hazardous solution consisting of a 32.5% urea and... Read More +

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Precios de DEF: Factores que Impactan el Auge y Caída del Mercado

October 2, 2018
Precios de DEF (Fluido Diesel para el Sistema de Escape, por sus siglas en Ingles) Una Sinfín de Factores Afectan… Read More +

Proper Disposal and Recycling of Used Oil and Grease

September 27, 2018

The Importance of Properly Disposing of Used Oil and Grease In 1842, Julius Robert Mayer, a German physician, chemist and physicist and one of the founders of thermodynamics, developed the Law of Conservation of Energy, which suggests that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it can only be transformed... Read More +

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Eliminación y Reciclaje Adecuados de Aceites y Grasas Utilizados

September 27, 2018
Eliminación Adecuada La Importancia de Desechar Adecuadamente el Aceite y la Grasa Utilizados En 1842, Julius Robert Mayer, un médico,… Read More +

Engine Idling – A Quick Way to Waste Money

September 25, 2018

Wanna Save Some Cash – Turn Off Your Engine Funny how people will search high and low for a screamin’ deal or a bargain, even braving the gauntlet of Black Friday at Walmart and then overlook one of the simplest money saving tactics available – turning off their engines instead... Read More +

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Motor en Espera - Una Forma Rápida de Perder Dinero

September 25, 2018
Motor En Espera ¿Quieres ahorrar algo de dinero? Apaga tu Motor Es divertido cómo las personas buscan una oferta o… Read More +

Des-Case Filtration Products for Lubricant Protection

September 20, 2018

Des-Case – Optimal Protection Against Moisture and Debris Contamination control is a reality when you are dealing with products that can make or break the health and productivity of costly equipment. At SCL, we take contamination seriously, which is why we have partnered with Des-Case – an industry leader in... Read More +

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Des-Case: Productos de Filtración para la Protección de Lubricantes

September 20, 2018
Des-Case   Des-Case: Protección óptima contra la humedad y los desechos El control de la contaminación es una realidad cuando… Read More +

Shipping Industry Overhaul – Cleaning Up the Maritime Industry

September 18, 2018

The Shipping Industry Faces  a Major Environmental Overhaul It has been estimated that nearly 90% of the goods and services transported around the planet are moved via ocean freight. China is currently the United State’s largest trade partner, with a total of $635.4 billion exchanged for both imports and exports... Read More +

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Reforma de la Industria del Transporte: Limpieza de la Industria Marítima

September 18, 2018
Industria Marítima La Industria Marítima enfrenta una Importante Reforma Ambiental Se ha estimado que casi el 90% de los bienes… Read More +

Wind Energy Technology – What the Future of Wind Looks Like

September 13, 2018

The Benefits and Problems of Wind Energy Technology Harnessing the wind is an ancient technological practice, first employed by maritime peoples who captured it’s force in their sails to propel them across vast stretches of ocean. According to the Wind Energy Foundation, “Wind technology propelled boats along the Nile River as... Read More +

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La Tecnología de la Energía Eólica: Cómo se Ve el Futuro del Viento

September 13, 2018
La Tecnología de la Energía Eólica Los Beneficios y Problemas de la Tecnología de Energía Eólica   Aprovechar el viento… Read More +

The US Economy and OPEC – How They Are Connected

September 11, 2018

How OPEC Impacts the Cost of US Goods and Services American mathematician, meteorologist and the pioneer of chaos theory, Edward Lorenz coined the phrase the “butterfly effect” in 1969, which suggests that small perturbations, changes and causes in one location may have large effects and impacts in an entirely different... Read More +

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La Economía de EE. UU. Y la OPEC: Cómo están Conectados

September 11, 2018
La Economía de EE. UU. Y la OPEC Cómo Afecta la OPEC el Costo de los Bienes y Servicios Estadounidenses… Read More +

Weather Related Traffic Accidents – Fall and Winter Preparation

September 6, 2018

Weather Affects Traffic Accidents and Driving Behavior Even though it’s hotter than the blazing pits of Hades in much of California right now, the Fall season is technically right around the corner and weather related traffic accidents are unfortunately something we as drivers need to consider. We are keeping our... Read More +

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Accidentes de Tráfico Relacionados con el Clima - Preparación para Otoño e Invierno

September 6, 2018
Accidentes de Tráfico Relacionados con el Clima El Clima Afecta los Accidentes de Tráfico y el Comportamiento de Conducción A… Read More +

California’s Wildfires and How They Impact the Economy

September 4, 2018

When California Is On Fire the Economy Feels the Burn The origin of the name California can be traced back to a handful of theories, including a Spanish translation, caliente horno, meaning “hot furnace;” an indigenous word meaning “high hill;” and most commonly recognized, from the 16th century novel Las Sergas... Read More +

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Incendios Forestales en California y su Impacto en la Economía

September 4, 2018
Incendios Forestales en California Cuando California está en llamas, la economía siente la quemadura El origen del nombre California se… Read More +

Fuel Efficiency Standards – Trump’s Plan to Roll Them Back

August 23, 2018

President Trump’s Historic Weakening of Fuel Economy Standards This summer, the Trump administration began taking steps to roll out what is being referred to as a “historic” weakening of fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles and the trucking industry. Besides the national implications of such an effort, the President also... Read More +

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Estándares de Eficiencia del Combustible: El Plan de Trump para Reducirlos

August 23, 2018
Estándares de Eficiencia de Combustible El Debilitamiento Histórico de los Estándares de Economía del Combustible del Presidente Trump Este verano,… Read More +

Grease Handling – Incorrect Storage is Costing You Money

August 21, 2018

Are You Properly Storing and Handling Your Grease? Grease doesn’t get as much attention as other types of lubricant products, but it can in fact be impacted by fluctuations in temperature and should be stored and handled in a way that maintains its chemical integrity. In this article we spoke... Read More +

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Manejo de Grasa: El Almacenamiento Incorrecto le está Costando Dinero

August 21, 2018
Manejo de Grasa ¿Está almacenando y manejando adecuadamente su grasa? La grasa no recibe tanta atención como otros tipos de… Read More +

Reliability-Centered Maintenance Programs For Your Business

August 14, 2018

Protect Your Physical Assets with Reliability-Centered Maintenance Programs Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) is an engineering framework that allows for the creation of a complete maintenance regimen for your physical assets to understand the overall level of risk being managed by an organization. The idea of Reliability-Centered Maintenance Programs has been around since the... Read More +

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Programas de Mantenimiento Centrados en la Confiabilidad para su Negocio

August 14, 2018
Programas de Mantenimiento Centrados en la Confiabilidad Proteja sus Activos Físicos con Programas de Mantenimiento Centrados en la Confiabilidad El… Read More +

Spanish Translation – Expert Insight Posts Now in Spanish

August 9, 2018

Look for Our “Leer en Español” Links on All Future Posts To serve all of our customers and the many industries that we cater to in the best manner possible, moving forward SCL will be publishing articles in our “Expert Insight” section of our Blog translated into Spanish as well as... Read More +

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Busque nuestro enlace “Leer en Español” en todas nuestras futuras publicaciones

August 9, 2018
Spanish Translation Para servir a todos nuestros clientes y a las muchas industrias a la que atendemos de la mejor… Read More +

Truck Driver Shortage – Why This Job is So Hard to Fill

August 7, 2018

Massive Driver Shortages in the Trucking Industry According to a report by Axios, there are many industries in the United States that are having a tough time filling critical employment roles, such as construction workers, farmers, truck drivers and first responders. Despite good pay and benefits, there is a giant... Read More +

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Escasez de Conductores de Camiones: ¿Por Qué este Trabajo es tan Difícil de Llenar?

August 7, 2018
Escasez de Conductores de Camiones Escasez Masiva de Conductores en la Industria del Transporte Terreste De acuerdo con un informe… Read More +

Uber Self-Driving Trucks Are Now A Thing of the Past

August 2, 2018

Uber Self-Driving Trucks Division is No Longer In March of this year we wrote an Expert Insight piece on the rise of Uber Freight and their desire to expand the cutting edge use of autonomous vehicle technology. It was believed that this would drastically disrupt the trucking industry, and was... Read More +

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Los Camiones Autodirigidos de Uber son cosa del Pasado

August 2, 2018
Camiones Autodirigidos de Uber La división de Camiones Autodirigido de Uber ya no Existe En marzo de este año, escribimos… Read More +

3 Things to Know About the New API SN PLUS Formulation

July 31, 2018

The New API SN PLUS Formulation and Why You Should Care When it comes to turbocharged engines, it’s all about performance, which is why automakers are spearheading the newest supplemental motor oil specification – API SN PLUS – to protect against Low-Speed-Pre-Ignition (LSPI) – a condition found within Turbocharged Gasoline... Read More +

The 3 Tiers of Food Grade Lubrication – H1, H2, H3

July 24, 2018

Food Grade Lubrication – Not All Products Are Created Equal When dealing with manufacturing or packaging products that require food grade lubrication, it is essential to be conscious of what greases, degreasers, cleaners, seamers, etc that you may be using in your warehouse or facility because public health and safety... Read More +

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Los 3 niveles de la lubricación de grado alimenticio - H1, H2, H3

July 24, 2018
Lubricación de grado alimenticio Cuando se trata de lubricación de grado alimenticio, no todos los productos son iguales Cuando se… Read More +

How Houghton Fluids Keep Our Most Reputable Brands in Motion

July 19, 2018

Innovative and Sustainable Fluid Solutions For some of the world’s most reputable names and brands –  Rolls Royce, NASA, and Boeing – only the best will do, which is why they choose Houghton International fluid technology to meet their industrial needs. Based in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Houghton is involved with the... Read More +

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Cómo los Fluidos de Houghton Mantienen Nuestras Marcas más Reconocidas en Movimiento

July 19, 2018
Houghton Fluids Soluciones innovadoras y sostenibles para fluidos Para algunos de los nombres y marcas más reconocidas del mundo, Rolls… Read More +

Rev Up Your Diesel Engine With Diesel Cleaning Products

July 17, 2018

Improve Fleet Performance with Diesel Enhancing Products It’s not the most common element in the preventative maintenance schedule of a diesel fleet, but by implementing a regular practice of cleaning your diesel fuel system you can improve fleet performance and support your trucks to run cleaner, with more fuel efficiency,... Read More +

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Mejore su Motor Diesel con Productos de Limpieza Diesel

July 17, 2018
Diesel Cleaning Products Mejore el rendimiento de la flota con productos enriquecedores de diésel No es el elemento más común… Read More +

Choosing a Less Expensive Lubricant Will Not Save You Money

July 12, 2018

How Does Oil Actually Affect Your Bottom Line? With the ever increasing cost of running a business, companies will do anything to increase savings to their bottom line. When the cost of lubricants goes up – and it will – fleet managers often think that by changing their oil provider... Read More +

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Elegir un Lubricante Menos Costoso No le Ahorrará Dinero

July 12, 2018
¿Cómo Afecta Realmente el Aceite a su Balance Final? ¿Cómo Afecta Realmente el Aceite a su Balance Final? Con el… Read More +

What is the Global Decarbonization Movement

July 10, 2018

Nations Around the World Are Working Together to Minimize the Effects of Carbon Emissions What is Global Decarbonization Simply put, decarbonization is the removal of carbon from a system… whether that be your engine or the atmosphere. Why does this matter? Many scientists, economists, politicians and citizens around the world... Read More +

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¿Qué es el Movimiento Global de Descarbonización?

July 10, 2018
Global Decarbonization Naciones de Alrededor del Mundo Trabajan Juntas para Minimizar los Efectos de las Emisiones de Carbono ¿Qué es… Read More +
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