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TruckNews.com: Shell launches nationwide analysis program

4/18/2007
By Steven Macleod

MONTREAL, Que. — Shell recently launched an instant oil analysis program through its ROTELLA Express network in an effort to help drivers prolong the life of their trucks.

Shell made the announcement during Expocam in Montreal on April 12; and 18 sites across Canada are prepared to offer drivers on-site oil analysis, including the addition of a new site in Quebec.

A ROTELLA Express technician will sample a few drops of oil and in about 10 minutes will provide the driver with a printed analysis of the truck’s engine, transmission and power steering systems.

The analysis will provide information about the condition of the oil and air filters; the condition of rings, pistons, bearings, gaskets and gears; the presence and level of contaminants, such as water, fuel or glycol; and the presence and level of metal fragments.

“The launch of the ROTELLA Express network in Canada demonstrates Shell’s commitment to supporting preventative maintenance practices in the transport sector,” says Les Markiewicz, General Manager, Commercial Sales and Marketing at Shell Canada. “We are providing ROTELLA Express dealers with a competitive edge by giving them access to top quality transportation products combined with world class services.”

The goal of the analysis is to provide drivers with a list of hidden or emerging problems from contaminated oil or worn parts. The report will also provide recommended actions to correct any problems before they become serious.

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