Truck and Track Autumn 2023

Truck and Track Autumn 2023 12 BUSINESS NEWS Using the best quality oil, with the correct specification has always been a priority for commercial vehicle technicians, but with constant engine hardware adaptions, making the right choice can feel daunting. Now, a brand-new video series with truck mechanic, heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) expert and TV presenter, Guy Martin alongside Morris Lubricants, shows how the right oil can improve fuel efficiency and avoid breakdowns, whilst also providing an insight into the design of future, alternative commercial vehicle power options. Guy, who has worked on HGVs for more than 25 years, discusses how oils and lubricants are evolving to meet the forever-changing requirements of new engine designs, with Morris Lubricants’ Technology Manager, Adrian Hill. It is vital for any commercial vehicle to use the correct engine oil to meet the appropriate manufacturer specifications for engines that comply with current emissions standards. As well as exploring the role of oils in improving engine performance, the video series looks at the adoption of new technologies that might be found in the trucks of the future. In the first episode, Morris Lubricants reviews how oil formulations and engine designs have evolved to ensure current emissions’ compliance, including the function of aftertreatment devices such as diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and AdBlue Catalysts. The second episode focuses on how the move towards Euro VII will see a further reduction in exhaust emissions with aftertreatment devices becoming even more efficient. The new engines will also be designed to run on thinner oils to further promote fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 output. Guy Martin explores the future of oil in commercial vehicles with Morris Lubricants Guy and Ade discuss the importance of using the correct oil in the driveline Morris Lubricants’ brand ambassador Guy Martin filming with the company’s Technology Manager Adrian Hill