Kenworth Upgrades Factory Fill Engine Oil To Enhance Fuel Economy for Class 8 Diesel Trucks

Known for its highly aerodynamic models with fuel efficient powertrains – such as the Kenworth T680 with the PACCAR MX-13 engine – Kenworth announced it has selected the fuel economy-focused Chevron’s Delo® 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30* as standard factory fill for new Kenworth Class 8 diesel trucks.

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Delo 400XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 is premium quality engine oil formulated with ISOSYN® Technology, Chevron’s exclusive combination of base oil and additive technology. It provides excellent wear and soot control protection and minimizes deposit formation for on-highway trucks using ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD). The oil has shown an ability to deliver a fuel economy improvement in Class 8 trucks over 15W-40 oils while maintaining lubricity. This may result in a substantial savings for fleets and owner-operators.

“Kenworth continually explores ways to offer products that help enhance our customers’ bottom line. We’ve been partners with Chevron for more than 20 years and their latest, fuel-efficient Delo 400 XLE Synblend 10W-30 oil provides a good opportunity for additional fuel efficiency gains,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. Kenworth’s Class 8 truck assembly plants in Chillicothe, Ohio, and Renton, Wash., will offer the oil as standard.

Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency. The Kenworth T680 with the PACCAR MX-13 engine was recently awarded 2013 ATD Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year honors.

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.

Source: http://www.kenworth.com/news/news-releases/2013/march/chevron-oil.aspx

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