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PEAK Coolant & Antifreeze and BlueDEF Partner with Stewart-Haas Racing!

Old World Industries, the makers of PEAK Coolant & Antifreeze and BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid and Equipment announced today that it has partnered with Stewart-Haas Racing and will be the primary sponsor for driver Clint Bowyer and the No. 14 team for three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in 2019 with associate sponsorship on the No. 14 Ford Mustang at all other races.

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Alternate Glycol

Well over a hundred years ago, the internal combustion engine was invented. It changed mankind forever.

With the combustion engine came heat that had to be dissipated. The early engines were not that powerful and could be air cooled. But the desire for more power led to bigger platforms that could not be cooled with a fan.

So, the next step was liquid cooled systems; and, fortunately, the most efficient and cheapest liquid heat transfer media is…

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Announcing Old World Industries as proud sponsor of Mexico en el Carazón 2018

Northbrook, IL – Old World Industries is a proud sponsor of Mexico en el Carazón 2018. Mexico en el Carazón is an initiative that every year with great success brings from Mexico to the Mexican-Mexican-American community and the American public in general, a high-quality show which presents the most representative of music, dance and songs of Mexican folklore.

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OWI Launches new program aimed at giving back to the local community

NORTHBROOK, IL, August 22, 2018 – As an industry leader, Old World Industries understands the importance of being thankful and giving back to our local community, while supporting charitable causes. That is why we launched a new program called OWI Cares.

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PEAK® Coolant & Antifreeze, BlueDEF® Diesel Exhaust Fluid Partner with Haas F1 Team

Old World Industries announced today that it has partnered with the Haas F1 Team in the FIA Formula One World Championship. PEAK and BlueDEF will be featured on the nose of the team’s racecars driven by Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen throughout the remainder of the 2018 season beginning with this weekends British Grand Prix July 6-8 at the Silverstone Circuit.

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PEAK Commercial & Industrial Prepares for New SN Plus Oil Service Category

by Terry Noland, Lubricants Product Manager, Old World Industries – April 3, 2018

A new oil service category, SN Plus, has been approved by the American Petroleum Institute (API) for release Summer 2018 and Old World Industries will be ready. API began licensing API SN Plus motor oils May 1, 2018.

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Old World Industries Announces the Launch of Hybrid Blue

NORTHBROOK, IL, May 16, 2018 – Old World Industries, LLC is excited to announce the launch of its new heavy duty coolant, Hybrid Blue. Marketed under the PEAK Commercial & Industrial Fleet Charge brand, Hybrid Blue is a Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT) Extended Service Interval (ESI) Coolant/Antifreeze with a phosphate-borate dual buffer system and low silicate level.

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PEAK Receives NASCAR Drive for Diversity Award

11th Annual Awards Upholds Industry Commitment to Inclusion

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As spectators and fans travel near and far to witness first-class racing, industry leaders and personnel gathered Thursday morning at Daytona International Speedway to honor pioneers of diversity at the eleventh annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Awards.

“The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Awards offer an outstanding platform to recognize individuals and organizations whose significant contributions drive our efforts of inclusion and strengthen the future of our sport,” said NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France. “Our commitment to diversity is part of our core values and it’s our sincere pleasure to recognize this year’s outstanding group of winners for their efforts and achievements.”

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10 tips to protect your diesel fuel from cold weather

With our first week of sustained cold temperatures, take the time today to protect your diesel fuel and filters from the cold weather. PEAK Commercial & Industrial has some of the best diesel anti-gel technologies available in the market; however, there are no guarantees fuel will not gel up, especially with these overnight, arctic-like low temperatures.

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Old World Industries Announces the Launch of Blue Micro-B-Gone

NORTHBROOK, IL, January 16, 2018 – Old World Industries, LLC is excited to announce the launch of its new diesel fuel system treatment, Blue Micro-B-Gone™, an advanced, fast-acting diesel biocide that will kill microbes in a diesel fuel system in as quickly as six hours and continue to kill microbes in the water layer of fuel for months. The official launch date for Blue Micro-B-Gone™ 16 oz is March 1, 2018 and Blue Micro-B-Gone™ 32 oz is March 30, 2018.

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New Diesel Exhaust Fluid Equipment from BlueDEF

NORTHBROOK, IL, December 1, 2017 – Old World Industries, LLC announces the launch of its new BlueDEF Storage and Dispensing Equipment. In 2010, environmental regulations required the use of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) in most diesel and off-road vehicles. Over the next 10 to 15 years, as older vehicles are rotated out of the market and replaced with more advanced engine platforms, annual DEF consumption is expected to exceed two billion gallons, as reported by Integer Research.

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Featured Fleet: Pure Metal Recycling on Increasing Productivity

Fleet professionals and their organizations are critical to keeping goods and services across the country moving.

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Nominate a Deserving Fleet Professional with Lifeblood

It’s time to give the spotlight to the person managing the fleet behind the scenes, to give props to the service technicians that show up each day and pat the back of the driver who spends hours on our nation’s highways.

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A Company Dedicated to Fuel Relies on Another Fluid to Keep Trucking

Eagle Transport is one of the largest transporters of refined fuel on the East Coast. From airports to military bases to the gas station down the road, Eagle brings power to the majority of the Eastern seaboard. The fleet at Eagle consists of over 500 vehicles, and fuel isn’t the only fluid that keeps their trucks humming.

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Inside the Industry: Ed Leddy, Leddy Transportation

Sustainability support continues to grow within the transportation industry, as evidenced by the National Association of Fleet Adminstrators’ recent introduction of the leading Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program, which provides fleets with a standard assessment of their actions and progress on sustainability.

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Tips for greening your fleet

Fleet managers nationwide are making efforts to green their fleets, as sustainability initiatives provide a variety of benefits to their companies — cost savings, reduced environmental impact and an enhanced public image.

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Inside the Industry: Ted Roberts, COO & Chief Content Officer of Fleet Management Weekly

As the number of sustainable and green fleet options available to fleet professionals continues to grow, successful fleet professionals are tasked with exploring a variety of opportunities to maximize their company’s performance.

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Going Green Now Means Saving Green in the Future

A recent survey of fleet managers across the United States reveals long-term cost savings as the primary benefit of green fleet programs. In the study, conducted by PEAK Commercial & Industrial, the makers of BlueDEF, financial considerations are the key factor driving fleet managers’ decisions.

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Focus on Summer Fleet Management: Q&A with Frank Cook, Peak C&I

While summer is often viewed as a time for vacation and relaxation, hardworking fleet professionals are still active and accountable for keeping the country moving year round. Keeping equipment in optimal shape is key in ensuring reliable, on-time deliveries even as temperatures rise.

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Protecting Your Fleet: Summer Maintenance Checklist

While summer is often viewed as a time for vacation and relaxation, hardworking fleet professionals are still active and accountable for keeping the country moving year round. Keeping equipment in optimal shape is key in ensuring reliable, on-time deliveries even as temperatures rise.

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Driving Tips to Keep Your Fleet Safe this Summer

Summer is the busiest season for roadways nationwide; increased travel and summer road construction spark traffic that places drivers’ safety at risk and frequently delays critical deliveries. Because the stretch between Memorial Day and Labor Day is historically one of the most dangerous times on the road.

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How to Read Your P&L Statement

To run a successful business, you have to be able to compare your income (revenue) with your expenses. One easy way to do that is with a Profit & Loss statement. While that may sound like a daunting term, a P&L statement is really just a report on the health of your company — just like the report you get from your doctor after your annual physical.

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Managing Your Time

Hours of Service regulations limit the number of hours an owner-operator can drive, so you need to make sure you optimize the time you have available. Time management is the process of taking control over the amount of time spent on specific activities in order to increase your productivity.

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Understanding your cost per mile

One measure of an owner-operator’s success is how well you know the exact cost per mile it takes to operate profitably.

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Ways to Increase Your Fleet’s Productivity

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, fleet professionals are continuously looking for ways to increase performance and maximize profits. Fleet productivity is a key factor that cannot be ignored in this pursuit, as utilizing a vehicle to get more done in less time with the lowest possible cost provides a significant boost to an organization’s performance.

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3 keys to productivity

Fleet professionals understand the importance of improving productivity. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by PEAK Commercial & Industrial, nearly 80% of all fleet managers currently have a formalized productivity plan in place.

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Hours-of-Service Frustrations

Hours-of-service law limits drivers’ on-duty time to 14 hours with one 30-minute break, but only 11 of those hours can be spent actually driving. That leaves about 150 minutes for things like “pickup and delivery, safety inspections and shutting down.”

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What you can expect from FMCSA’s safety fitness rules

What you can expect from FMCSA’s safety fitness rules

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e-Log and Speed Limiter Delays

Regulations covering electronic logging and speed limiters have again been delayed according to the Department of Transportation.

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A Guide for Fleet Managers on SCR Technology

The Environmental Protection Agency, OEMs and many trucking fleets have committed themselves to a cleaner environment by reducing NOx (oxides of nitrogen). To reduce NOx emissions that are harmful to the environment and public health, most new diesel-powered engines are equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system.

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Key Products to Boost Fleet Productivity: Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolants

The connection between your fleet’s engine performance and the larger fleet system’s success is undeniable; fleet professionals should take advantage of every available opportunity to support an engine with quality products to keep their engine and their operation running smooth.

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What you need to know about PC-11 Oil

You may have heard about the next generation of diesel engine oils, but aside from knowing there’s one on the way the details are probably a little hazy. The following article will inform you about the fundamentals of PC-11.

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Purity in def delivery

With the introduction of the latest Environmental Protection Agency emissions levels limits, diesel engine manufacturers turned to a new technology to clean up nitrogen oxides in the exhaust stream. Download the whitepaper for important information about selective catalytic reduction and the importance of assuring the highest standards in the production and delivery of your DEF.

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6 Benefits of an Oil Analysis Program

Whether or not your extending your oil change intervals or the type of oil you’re using, all fleets should take advantage of oil analysis.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Extending Maintenance Intervals

While extended maintenance intervals are only for certain late-model trucks and engines, if you do plan on extending intervals, here are some guidelines to follow.

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A Guide to DEF Storage & Contamination

Diesel Exhaust Fluid is a vital component in today’s emissions compliant engine. It’s a non-hazardous, non-toxic, non-flammable material that lowers NOx concentrations.

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The ABCs of DEF

Today’s modern diesel engines need Diesel Exhaust Fluid to help them stay in compliance with federally mandated diesel emissions standards to reduce NOx emissions.

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The Latest Update on GHG & Fuel Economy

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released Phase 2 of the federal greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards.

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How Telematics is Helping Fleets and Drivers

Most fleets and drivers realize there is much more to telematics than routing and locating vehicles. Today’s telematics devices provide real-time diagnostics, monitor fuel economy, send drivers alerts and more.

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Dashcams: Friend or Foe?

Fleet managers expect initial resistance from drivers when they implement forward-facing and driver-facing video recorders. Drivers balk at what they perceive as an invasion of privacy and, for many, dash cams conjure up images of big brother.

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How to Use Technology to Find Loads

Some dub the rush to offer fleets, shippers and drivers load-finding apps as the “Uberization” of freight. There’s a plethora of apps offering matching services for fleets and drivers looking for loads and for shippers with cargo that needs to be delivered. Here is a roundup of nine popular load-finding apps currently on the market.

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DEF Purity from Start to Finish will Keep You Rolling

From rigorous testing, to dedicated trucks and railcars, to specialized pumps BlueDEF expert details how PEAK C&I goes beyond mere compliance.

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Types of Equipment Needed to Store and Pump DEF

While it is critical that fleets utilize high-quality diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to keep engines running at peak levels, the quality and functionality of equipment used to store and pump DEF is equally important.

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Understanding how SCR affects your bottom line

Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology has seen a tremendous growth in popularity with fleet professionals over the past six years, both for its ability to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and for the financial and performance benefits it provides to fleets.

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MILLION MILE MAVERICKS

Making the switch to Final Charge helped Maverick more than double the amount of miles between coolant changes. With a fleet of 1450 trucks, that means way more wheels on the road and out of the shop.

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Why “Training” Maintenance Technicians Doesn’t Work

The growing shortage of maintenance technicians is an issue that fleet professionals like you are well aware of, as the challenge of hiring technicians who are well-versed in modern diesel engines and able to keep up with the latest industry technologies affects an increasing number of operations nationwide.

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Diesel Exhaust Fluid FAQs

To reduce environmental pollution and promote cleaner diesel emissions, EPA standards were revised in 2010 to significantly reduce harmful NOx (oxides of nitrogen emitted from engines) levels from new trucks.

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