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A Quick Guide to Reading your Oil Analysis Report

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Oil analysis can go a long way towards extending the life of your lubricant and equipment.  Because it is such a valuable tool, understanding how to read your oil analysis report is critical. An oil analysis report contains a lot of data that can tell you a lot about your equipment, lubricant and processes.  Each […]

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Employment Situation Report Shows Gains in Manufacturing, Construction Jobs

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS’s) July Employment Situation Report showed large hiring gains in both the construction and manufacturing industries. The manufacturing industry added 37,000 jobs in July bringing its 12-month total to 327,000, according to the report.  Construction also saw an increase, with 19,000 jobs added last month.  Other similar industries, like mining […]

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IIHS Report Claims Fatal Uber Accident was Preventable

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A report by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) said a March accident where a self-driving Uber vehicle killed a pedestrian in Arizona could have been prevented. According to the report, Uber had disabled the collision avoidance technology in the Volvo XC90’s safety system.  This brought criticism from the IIHS, who said they believe […]

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Controlling Contamination Critical for Keeping Equipment Running

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From machine shops to manufacturing plants, passenger cars to commercial trucks and everywhere in between, contamination control is a challenge that must be met in any application where lubricants are needed. Contaminated lubricants can lead to long term damage to systems, greatly reducing their effective life.  For a business, this can mean repairs, equipment replacement […]

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Shale Industry Could Become Free Cash Flow Positive

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The Shale industry in the United States will be free cash flow positive for the first time by the end of 2018, according to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). According to the report, higher prices combined with operational and technological improvements are the driving factors behind reaching that level.  Production of shale […]

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Russian Scientists Discover New Mineral

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Russian scientists have discovered a new mineral while studying an iron meteorite found in Eastern Siberia in 2016. The mineral, called Uakitite, was discovered by researchers from the Geological Institute at the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science, as we all researchers from Ural Federal University and Novosibirsk State University. Because the crystals […]

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J.D. Power Predicts Increase in Truck Sales

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Analysts from J.D Power Valuation Services have predicted an increase in truck sales and new vehicle deliveries for fleets in coming months. According to the company’s July report, a higher volume of trucks sold at auction in June and an apparent turn back towards a normal market are the primary reasons for the prediction.  June […]

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Pennsylvania Declares Construction Opioid Awareness Week

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Pennsylvania kicked off their inaugural Construction Opioid Awareness Week, which will run from July 22 to July 28. The state is asking construction companies to participate by holding educational sessions about opioids, informing employees of nearby prescription drug drop-off locations and engaging in other activities.  The week was made official with the passage of House […]

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ATA Calls Rhode Island Tolls ‘Unconstitutional’

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The American Trucking Association (ATA) and three carriers have filed suit against the state of Rhode Island, claiming its tolls that target only commercial trucks are unconstitutional. According to its website, the ATA is joined by Cumberland Farms Inc., M&M Transport Services Inc. and New England Motor Freight in claiming the truck only tolls that […]

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