Chevron Lubricants Case Study Highlights Fuel Economy Improvements for R.E. West Transportation


Chevron Lubricants Case Study Highlights Fuel Economy Improvements for R.E. West Transportation

-- Delo 400 SAE 10W-30 Delivers Fuel Economy Savings in DD15 Engine --

SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, released a case study highlighting the performance of Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 formulated with ISOSYN® Technology and Delo Extended Life Coolant (ELC) at R.E. West Transportation. By using Delo products, R.E. West was able to extend service intervals and improve fuel economy, resulting in significant bottom-line cost savings for the company.

R.E. West is a nationally recognized contract and dedicated truckload carrier with a fleet of 120 trucks and 300 trailers. The company conducted a test using Chevron's lower-viscosity Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 engine oil in an effort to evaluate the feasibility of switching its fleet to the fuel economy-focused product, while also extending drain intervals. After comparing data, R.E. West found the trucks running Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 delivered noticeable fuel economy improvements versus similar trucks using SAE 15W-40 oil. Translated across the entire fleet, these reductions in fuel consumption could represent significant savings.

Beyond improvements in fuel economy, R.E. West was also able to achieve 70,000 mile oil drain intervals using the Delo 400 SAE 10W-30 engine oils, creating additional savings opportunities.

Fuel Economy and Durability

After one of the Detroit Diesel DD15 engine used in the testing was torn down at 500,000 miles of service, R.E. West found its components to be in excellent condition with minimal wear, thanks to the use of Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 and Delo Extended Life Coolant. In addition to improved fuel economy and reduced maintenance costs, the extended durability can help protect resale value - an important consideration for any transportation business.

Case Study Available Online

A print version of the R.E. West Transportation case study can be found on the site at:

The case study video can be viewed on the Chevron Delo YouTube channel at:

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Extended Service Protection - Chevron's Delo Product Family:

Chevron's Delo product family includes engine oils, premium lubricants and extended life coolants that provide premium performance and bottom-line value for diesel powered vehicles.

All Delo products are covered under the Delo Warranty Plus program, which provides bumper-to-bumper protection against lubricant and coolant related failures as described in the Delo Warranty.

More information on Delo products can be found at:

About Chevron Products Company

Chevron Products Company is a division of an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation (NYS: CVX) headquartered in San Ramon, CA.

A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through this organization under the Chevron, Texaco and Caltex brand names. Select brands include Havoline®, Delo® and Havoline Xpress Lube®. Chevron Intellectual Property, LLC owns patented technology in advanced lubricants products, new generation base oil technology and coolants.

For more information go to:

Cohn & Wolfe
Chip Dehnert, 415-365-8533
Brent Tippen, 925-790-3938

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