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Double Dip Price Increase on Finished Lubricants

April 29, 2019

Rising Costs of Raw Materials Spur Second Price Increase Last week we published a notification alerting our customers to a pending 6% increase in price based on the rising cost of raw materials. Over the past week, however, most major oil suppliers announced an unexpected additional price increase from 6%... Read More +

Spill Prevention and Secondary Containment

April 16, 2019

New Innovations in Secondary Containment Systems California is tough on waste management, and secondary containment systems are often an essential part of a compliant spill prevention protocol. Title 22, referring to waste generation, is an official code of regulations within the state of California that outlines specific parameters for properly... Read More +

Finished Lubricant Price Increase is on the Horizon

April 10, 2019

Price Increase Scheduled for Finished Lubricants – May 6, 2019 With increases in the cost of raw materials, rising freight costs and overall market fluctuations that affect manufactures, and the processing and delivery of finished products, a 6% finished lubricants price increase will go into effect on May 6th. In... Read More +

Fluid Analysis – The Next Generation of Sample Submission

March 29, 2019

Fluid Analysis – The Next Generation of Sample Submission - Most oil analysis labs do not have your original equipment manufacturer (OEM) information and specific fluid information on file, which can lead to inaccuracy in a customer's overall trending analysis. Fluid analysis data results can become flawed when the appropriate wear limits are not put in place...

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Análisis de Fluidos: La Próxima Generación de Envío deMuestras

March 29, 2019
Análisis De Fluído Cómo los Datos Erróneos Sobre sus Muestras de Líquidos Pueden Costarle Dinero Debido a la falta de… Read More +

Pulling an Oil Sample – Proper Techniques for Maximum Results

March 21, 2019

Pulling an Oil Sample - Proper Techniques for Maximum Results - One of the best ways that you can monitor the health and efficiency of your fleet is to implement regularly scheduled oil analysis as part of your preventative maintenance schedule. Oil analysis gives you a benchmark of the internal conditions within your equipment that you can then monitor over time to make any necessary adjustments...

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Extracción de una Muestra de Aceite: Técnicas Adecuadas para Obtener los Mejores Resultados

March 21, 2019
Extracción de una Muestra de Aceite Al Extraer una Muestra de Aceite, Asegúrese de Utilizar la Técnica Adecuada Una de… Read More +

Oil Sample Turnaround – Why a Rapid Return is Important

March 13, 2019

Oil Sample Turnaround - Why a Rapid Return is Important - Like the blood pumping through our veins, lubricating oil is the lifeblood or plasma within our vehicles and equipment. Without, they would come to a grinding halt - literally. As you can imagine...

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Entrega de Muestras de Aceite: Por Qué es Importante una Devolución Rápida

March 13, 2019
Entrega de Respuesta de Muestras de Aceite Cuanto Más Rápida sea la Devolución, Más Precisos Serán los Resultados Al igual… Read More +

Water in Oil – Keeping Moisture Out of Storage Tanks

March 6, 2019

Oil and Water - Never a Good Combo for Engines or Equipment - With unprecedented moisture levels across the state of California thus far in 2019, it is important to stay on top of safeguarding your lubricant products from rainwater contamination and condensation...

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Agua en el aceite - Manteniendo la Humedad Fuera de los Tanques de almacenamiento

March 6, 2019
Agua en el Aceite Aceite y Agua: Nunca es un Buen Combo para Motores o Equipos Con niveles de humedad… Read More +

IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap Looms for the Maritime Industry

January 8, 2019

January 2020 Deadline Looms – Maritime Industry Prepares Less than one year from now, the soft rollout of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) January 2020 sulphur cap regulation will go into full effect. The IMO is responsible for the safe management and environmental stewardship of the shipping industry, and the... Read More +

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OMI 2020 Límite de Azufre Emerge para la Industria Marítima

January 8, 2019
IMO 2020 Emerge Fecha Límite de enero de 2020: la Industria Marítima se Prepara En menos de un año a… Read More +

Used Car Kits – Value for Both Dealerships and Consumers

January 3, 2019

Used Car Kits – A Win for Both Dealers and Car Buyers According to the 2017 Edmunds Used Vehicle Market Report, the sale of used and certified pre-owned vehicles is on the rise with 38.5 million vehicles sold in the second-hand market in 2016 – the highest percentage of used vehicles... Read More +

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Kits de Autos Usados: Valor para Concesionarios y Consumidores

January 3, 2019
Kits de Autos Usados Kits de Autos Usados: Una Victoria tanto para Distribuidores como para Compradores de Autos Según el… Read More +

Rewriting Contracts and Unwinding Sales – Avoid the Hassle

January 1, 2019

Rewrites and Unwinds Can Wreak Havoc on Your Bottom Line As the GM or owner of a car dealership, you know all to well that dealing with chargebacks, rewriting contracts and unwinding sales is a HUGE hassle, and is something we all strive to avoid. The upfront time spent with... Read More +

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Reescribiendo Contratos y Deshaciendo Ventas: Evite los Inconvenientes

January 1, 2019
Reescribiendo Contratos Las Reescrituras y los Deshechos de Ventas Pueden Causar Caos en su Balance Final Como gerente general o… Read More +

Hard-Adds – The True Value for Car Dealerships

December 31, 2018

The Benefits of Dealer Installed “Hard-Adds” From time to time you hit the jackpot and the perfect customer walks into your showroom with zero reservations around paying the full sticker price or MSRP on a vehicle. In that moment, as the dealer principle, general manager, finance manager or CFO of... Read More +

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Adiciones Especiales: El Verdadero Valor para los Concesionarios de Automóviles

December 31, 2018
Adiciones Especiales Los Beneficios de las Adiciones Especiales Instaladas por un Distribuidor De vez en cuando, usted se gana el… Read More +

The Chinese Economy Shifts From Major Exporter to Major Importer

December 28, 2018

The Changing Face of China’s Economy Made in China – The ubiquitous label you find on everything from clothing to kitchenware, toys to sports equipment may be shifting. While the United States occupies the top slot as the largest economy in the world, China is a close contender, and in 2016,... Read More +

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La Economía China Cambia de un Gran Exportador a un Gran Importador

December 28, 2018
Economía China La Fase Cambiante de la Economía China Hecho en China: la etiqueta predominante que se encuentra en todo,… Read More +

Holiday Trucking – Logging More Miles Than Santa

December 23, 2018

Holiday Trucking and the Holidays It has been said that the trucking industry is the life blood of the U.S. economy, moving more goods and services across the north American continent than one can even imagine. There are times throughout the year when demand for transport via trucking dramatically spikes... Read More +

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Camiones de Temporada Navideña: Registrando más millas que Santa

December 23, 2018
Camiones de Temporada Navideña Camiones de Temporada Navideña y Navidad Se ha dicho que la industria de camiones es la… Read More +

Car Batteries – Zapped More by Winter Cold Than Summer Heat

November 29, 2018

Extreme Temperatures Are Your Car Battery’s Worst Nightmare It’s a commonly held belief that high summer temperatures are to blame for lowered performance in car batteries or even a full battery drain with air conditioning units running at full throttle. That may not actually be the case, however, since lower... Read More +

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Baterías de Auto: Destruidas más por el Frío del Invierno que por el Calor del Verano

November 29, 2018
Baterías de Auto Las Temperaturas Extremas son la Peor Pesadilla de la Batería de su Auto Es una creencia generalizada… Read More +

Maritime DEF – Emission Standards on the Open Seas

November 27, 2018

SCR Systems Installed Aboard Ocean Going Vessels In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency began implementing emission regulations for the maritime industry by requiring selective catalytic reductions (SCR) systems and the use of marine urea and diesel exhaust fluid (maritime DEF). Initially, the EPA sought to impact emission levels by focusing... Read More +

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DEF Marítimo: Estándares de Emisión en Mar Abierto

November 27, 2018
DEF Marítimo Sistemas SCR Instalados a Bordo de Buques de Navegación Marítima En 2015, la Agencia de Protección Ambiental comenzó… Read More +

Prop 6 Is Out – What This Means to Californians

November 23, 2018

With Midterm Elections Over, Where Do We Go From Here? On November 6th, Californians voted against Proposition 6, a constitutional amendment that would have eliminated a fuel-related tax designated for road repair and transportation infrastructure. Prop 6 aimed to repeal the gas tax that went into effect November 2017, which... Read More +

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La Propuesta 6 está Fuera: Lo que esto Significa para los Californianos

November 23, 2018
Propuesta 6 Con el Final de Las Elecciones de Mitad de Período, ¿Hacia donde Vamos? El 6 de noviembre, los… Read More +

Holiday Fraud Prevention at the Pump – Minimize Your Risk

November 21, 2018

How to Protect Yourself at the Pump This Holiday Season According to Crime Prevention Security Systems, “Police reports indicate theft and property crime rates increase during the holiday season – particularly between Thanksgiving and the new year. Consumers generally walk around with more cash, credit cards, and gift cards in... Read More +

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Prevención de Fraude de Días Festivos en la Bomba: Minimice su Riesgo

November 21, 2018
Prevención de Fraude de Días Festivos Cómo Protegerse en la Bomba en Temporada Navideña De acuerdo con Crime Prevention Security… Read More +

Craft Brewers Canning More Than Bottling – Here’s Why

November 16, 2018

The Craft Brew Industry is Changing Rapidly, One Can at a Time Gone are the days where you might have associated canned beer with tried and true classics like Coors, Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft. In today’s brewing landscape, draught beer, according to the Brewer’s Association, represents roughly 41.4% of... Read More +

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Cerveceros Artesanales Enlatan más que Embotellar: He Aquí el Por Qué

November 16, 2018
Cerveceros Artesanales Enlatan La Industria de la Elaboración de Cerveza Artesanal está Cambiando Rápidamente, una Lata a la Vez Atrás… Read More +

Foreign Cars Not Available in the United States

November 13, 2018

Why Certain Foreign Cars Are Only Available Overseas If you like to travel internationally, then you have most likely encountered some interesting foreign cars in other countries. In Mexico there’s the Chevy Tornado (pictured above) and the Nissan Micra. In the UK there’s the Ford Escort Cosworth, the Holden HSV... Read More +

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Autos Extranjeros No Disponibles en los Estados Unidos

November 13, 2018
Autos Extranjeros ¿Por qué Ciertos Autos Extranjeros están Disponibles Solo en el Extranjero? Si te gusta viajar internacionalmente, lo más… Read More +

Chevron Gold Award – SCL Brings Home the Gold Yet Again

November 9, 2018

SCL Named One of Chevron’s Top Marketers for 2018 We are proud to announce that for the 4th year in a row, SCL has been named a Chevron Gold Award Winner. That places us in a category of elite US and Canadian source marketers for Chevron lubricant product purchases and... Read More +

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Premio Chevron Gold - SCL Trae a Casa el Oro de Nuevo

November 9, 2018
Premio Chevron Gold SCL es Nombrado Uno de los Mejores Comercializadores de Chevron del 2018 Nos enorgullece anunciar que, por… Read More +

California Drought and the Impact on Its Economy

November 8, 2018

How Drought Impacts the Golden State’s Economy Besides the devastating effects of fire, which is also largely affected by drought, California’s economy is impacted by lack of water in a myriad of ways. According to a Brookings University article, “Water supply, including surface water found in streams, rivers, lakes, or reservoirs,... Read More +

Used DEF Containers – How to Avoid SCR System Contamination

November 6, 2018

  Why Used DEF Containers Are One-Time Use Vessels “Whatever you do, do not leave used DEF containers lying around empty… throw them away, replace them or recycle them,” says subject matter expert, Robert Santich – North American Managing Director for Top!Blue USA. “Not disposing of or recycling your used DEF... Read More +

Oil Analysis Shipping and Tracking Just Got Easier

November 1, 2018

Hassle-Free Oil Analysis Shipping and Rapid Results When mailing something at the post office, you have most likely heard the words, “Does this parcel contain anything fragile, liquid, perishable, or potentially hazardous?” Depending on the situation, oil analysis shipping may fall into all four of those categories – most notably... Read More +

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 +
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