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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 +

Uber Freight and the Rise of Autonomous Trucking

How the World’s #1 Rideshare App is Utilizing Self-Driving Trucks Roughly 15.5 million trucks in operation in the United States. 2 million of these trucks are tractor trailers and are operated by nearly 3.5 million truck drivers. At the helm of one of America’s most iconic occupations, the trucking industry... Read More +

Desiccant Breathers for Optimal Lubricant Filtration

What Are Desiccant Breathers You’re most likely familiar with the small packets of plastic pearls that come inside a box of new shoes – desiccants – hygroscopic substances used as drying agents, removing humidity and reducing particulate and moisture contamination. Desiccant breathers are used in a similar capacity for lubricant... Read More +

Tesla Semi Truck – Transforming the Trucking Industry

The Safest, Most Comfortable Truck Ever “Semi is the safest, most comfortable truck ever,” according to Tesla.com. A lofty statement, but with prototypes of the electric semi tractor/trailer/truck on the ground and pre-orders being taken, the Tesla Semi Truck is gaining serious traction within the freight and hauling industry. With four... Read More +

California Craft Brewing – Dominating the World

Who in California doesn’t love an ice-cold beer? According to the California Craft Brewers Association, California craft brewing now sits at the epicenter of the American craft brewing movement and continues to lead the nation in number of breweries per capita – more than any other state with upwards of... Read More +

Lubricant Price Increases for All Major Manufacturers

This February Expect Lubricant Price Increases for all Major Oil Manufacturers Beginning in February 2018 you can expect all major oil manufacturers – Chevron, Shell, Phillips 66, Exxon/Mobil, etc – to roll out lubricant price increases of 5-7% on lubricating oils, coolants/antifreezes and greases, with certain specific products potentially increasing... Read More +

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