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We understand the power that information can hold for our customers, which is why our experts at SCL work to share the latest in trends, safety and compliance and a number of other topics on our blog. Please explore the latest entries below or search for articles by topic.

California Experiences Increase in Cardlock Skimmer Theft

Skimmer Fraud on the Rise at California Cardlock Stations An industry alert recently submitted by the California Independent Oil Marketers Association (CIOMA) highlighted a rising trend in skimmer fraud at Cardlock terminals across California. As we explored in a previous SCL Expert Insight post, skimmers are “small card readers installed within... Read More +

Shell and ExxonMobil Come to Blows Over Sub-Standard Oil

Mobil-branded Delvac 1300 Super 15W-40 Under Fire Historically, major players in the Big Oil arena have refrained from taking shots at one another, maintaining a relatively cordial level of competition. But recently two industry giants took aim at one another – Shell and ExxonMobil – over heavy duty diesel engine... Read More +

Top 4 Ways to Diagnose a Cooling System Issue

Understanding Your Cooling System Your cooling system is essential to the overall health and well-being of your engine, especially during warmer temperatures, and vehicles produce a significant amount of heat during operation. They need to be regularly cooled in order to avoid overheating and other forms of engine damage. Your... Read More +

Are CFN and Cardlock Cards Credit Cards?

The differences Between CFN, Cardlock Cards and Credit Cards It’s plastic, it has a mag strip, it may even have a chip, so what is the difference between your credit cards, CFN and cardlock cards? Here at SCL we have encountered more than once a situation where a fleet manager gets caught... Read More +

3 Reasons Why Your Fleet Should Use Exception Reporting

Exception Reporting Ensures That Your Drivers Are Adhering to Internal Policies and Procedures What is an Exception Report An exception report is an internal document that points out instances and circumstances where performance deviated from previously defined parameters or expectations. Exception reports aggregate unusual conditions and alert management of activity... Read More +

Meet SCL’s Oil Analysis Expert – Troy Hudson

A Conversation with Troy Hudson on the Importance of Regular Oil Analysis Here’s a new word for you – TRIBOLOGY –  the science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion that includes the study and application of the principles of friction, lubrication and wear. An important science when it comes to... Read More +

The Future of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology

Understanding the Potential Benefits and Limitations of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology Hydrogen fuel cell technology refers to machinery and vehicles that use hydrogen as a primary source of power, converting the chemical energy of hydrogen into available mechanical energy by reacting hydrogen with oxygen. On the market today there are... Read More +

Finished Lubricants Price Increase Pending April 2018

Finished Lubricants Price Increase With the continued rise of raw material costs that impact the manufacturing, processing and delivery of finished lubricants, a 2nd round of price increases are expected by all major manufacturers by as early as April 23, 2018. According to Jobbers World, price increases on finished lubricant... Read More +

Earthquake Preparedness for Your Business

Preparation is Key When Dealing With an Earthquake Spend a little time in and around California and you will no doubt eventually experience an earthquake – the sudden, oftentimes violent and destructive agitation of our earth’s crust. This crust, otherwise know as our lithosphere is the hard candy shell of... Read More +

California’s Internal Combustion Engine Ban

How Will Proposed AB 1745 Affect California’s Motor Vehicle Industry District 19 (San Francisco) Assemblyman Phil Ting dropped a bomb on Californians this January with his introduction of AB 1745 – the Clean Cars 2040 Act, which if implemented will require all passenger vehicles sold after January 1st, 2040 to be... Read More +

Automatic Fuel Tank Gauge Systems for Monitoring

Save Time and Money by Installing an ATG System When it comes to managing and monitoring your onsite fuel tank levels and fuel usage, automatic fuel tank gauge systems, or ATG’s are an excellent investment. With all-in-one packages that include tank monitors, sensors, cables and a data portal with remotely accessible... Read More +

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