European Long-Haul Truck Fleet Company Increases Fuel Savings By 2.92% With Shell Rimula R6 LME
European long-haul truck company, Cranleigh Freight Services, wanted to improve fuel economy of its fleet to reduce its fuel costs. The company offers quality transport services from the UK to Continental Europe and has become one of the South East’s premier logistics providers. Due to the fleet’s high mileage, the company reached out to Shell distributor Silgo Lubricants Ltd. for expert advice on promoting fuel efficiency.
Silgo Lubricants, with the support of the Shell technical team, recommended that Cranleigh Freight Services should trial Shell Rimula R6 LME 5W-30, a synthetic heavy-duty diesel engine oil that offers enhanced fuel economy compared with high-viscosity oils without compromising engine protection or durability.
After a 13 week trial on a mixed fleet of long haul trucks, a 2.92% fuel saving was reported from using Shell Rimula R6 LME in place of its previous engine lubricant. This produced a saving to the business of £98,500.
Shell Rimula R6 LME oil features Shell’s advanced low SAPS (sulphated ash, phosphorus and sulphur) additive technology and unique anti-wear system. Its protective power is enhanced through the use of synthetic base oil technology that increases additive activity to deliver low-viscosity fuel-saving performance with no compromise in durability. Shell Rimula R6 LME is compatible with exhaust emissions control systems, and offers extended maintenance intervals and fuel-economy performance. It is especially suitable for Euro 4, 5 and 6 vehicles.