Up on the ice roads, you and your truck work together like a team. Watch Lisa Kelly from History® Network’s Ice Road Truckers® as she explains the Alaskan way to get the job done.
Lisa Kelly, star of the Histroy Channel’s Ice Road Truckers series, has joined Chevron’s “Reality of Delo” campaign, a modern take on testimonials intended to influence heavy duty diesel equipment users about the benefits of Delo heavy duty motor oil (HDMO).
Kelly, a career truck driver, says she is a long time Delo user.
“I have relied on Delo since I began my career in trucking,” she says. “I drive some of the deadliest roads in the world. I can’t take chances on oils. I need to know I’ve got the most durable, reliable and toughest lubricants in my truck. An oil that I can count on to protect my truck even in the harshest conditions. Up on the ice roads, Delo is just what we use.”
It’s that time of year again! The cold weather is here to stay for the next several months. Is your fleet ready?
The following tips will prepare your vehicles for winter and help prevent cold temperature operability problems.
Pump water bottoms from storage tanks.
Kill microbial growth with Dual Phase Biocide
Keep tanks as dry as possible to reduce condensation. Fill vehicle fuel tanks before shutdown overnight. Keep your storage tanks filled as much as possible to reduce the amount of moisture buildup. Change or drain your fuel pump regularly.
Refueling prior to parking a vehicle will help slow fuel cooling. Near empty fuel tanks will cool off much more quickly than full tanks and condensation will form inside the tank.
Before winter, replace fuel filters, both primary and secondary, as a part of a good preventive maintenance program. Dirt and sludge build-up reduces the fuel flow to the injectors.
Drain the fuel/water separators and fuel filters with drains DAILY. This is an important key as water collected at the bottom will freeze and plug your fuel system. Fuel/water separators that are equipped with electric elements should be cleaned before winter.
Larger mesh filters should be considered in very cold climates.
It is highly recommended that in severe weather, the fuel/water separators be replaced with spin on fuel filters that will allow the additive to mix with the water and burn with the fuel. Water separators will collect the water at the bottom of the filter, which typically freezes and plugs the fuel system.
Drain water separators often.
For questions about how to maintain your fleet during the winter for optimal performance, contact us! Our 40+ years of experience is here to help.