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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.

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 +

Understanding the Difference Between CO2 and NOx

The Chemical Composition of CO2 and NOx As fleet managers and heavy equipment operators, it’s important to understand the difference between the most common emissions and why they are so heavily regulated. If you are a business that operates heavy machinery or a fleet of trucks, you are most likely familiar... Read More +

Petroleum Equipment – How We’ve Got You Covered

An overview of how we can accommodate your petroleum equipment needs In a wide range of industrial sectors, if there’s metal touching metal, oil is involved. At SCL, we’re here to protect and optimize the machines that keep our country moving and we pride ourselves on providing superior logistics and... Read More +

Tesla’s Model 3 and the Future of Electric Cars

Since 1908, when Henry Ford debuted the first mass-produced automobile – the Model T – the automotive industry has seen a blitzkrieg of evolution in engine design, style, capabilities and technological innovations. The vehicles we drive represent in many ways the externalization of our psyche, our values and our lifestyle.... Read More +

Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel and Alternative Diesel

How Has Biodiesel Evolved and How Are Renewable and Alternative Diesel Products Changing the Game What is Biodiesel Biodiesel is a renewable, biodegradable and clean-burning diesel replacement fuel that was created to reduce our US dependence on foreign oil while at the same time minimize the carbon footprint of diesel... Read More +

SCL’s New Emergency Generator: Ready For Anything

Expanding our Ability to Remain Reliable, Even in Emergency Situations In 2016, we at SCL made the decision to invest in the installation of two emergency generator systems at our Vista and San Marcos locations, providing 2 fully-operational emergency fueling options for North San Diego and all of San Diego... Read More +

SCL Brings Chevron Delo Truck to San Diego Area

As a Chevron First Source distributor, SCL helped facilitate a Delo Truck Event for customer and partner California Truck Parts, so that they in turn can help their customers understand the importance of premium performance heavy-duty engine oils, lubricants and coolants. The Delo Truck is an 80-foot, eye-catching rolling education... Read More +

The Future of California’s CARB Emissions Regulations

How CARB Emissions Regulations Will Impact Californians With a new presidential administration moving into power earlier this year, California finds itself at a crossroads in regards to energy policy and regulations monitoring and curbing greenhouse gases. The decidedly different state and federal views on the future of environmental regulation seem... Read More +

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