Truck and Track Autumn 2023 Autumn 2023 Truck and Track 13 BUSINESS NEWS Did you know? Morris Lubricants supplies more than just engine oils! HEAVY DUTY DIESEL ENGINE OILS COOLANTS HYDRAULIC OILS GREASES CLEANING PRODUCTS MAINTENANCE SPRAYS GEAR & TRANSMISSION OILS SPILL GRANULES OIL TESTING BRAKE FLUIDS HYGIENE & HAND CARE PRODUCTS WORKSHOP OILS DEIONISED WATER SCREEN WASH 01743 232 200 | /morrislubricants | /morris-lubricants | ADBLUE® / DEF POWER STEERING FLUID Fleet managers, commercial vehicle mechanics and workshop technicians will start to see an increase in demand for this new generation of thinner engine oils. In many instances, oil film thickness has been reduced to passenger car engine oil levels, but for use in commercial vehicles with payloads that clearly far exceed an average road vehicle. Of key interest to the sector is episode three, which considers future alternatives for commercial vehicle power options. In this episode, Guy and Adrian discuss the possibilities - from electrification to hybrid vehicles to hydrogen internal combustion engines or fuel cells. Adrian Hill, Technology Manager at Morris Lubricants adds: “There is a lot of interest from the commercial vehicle sector in what the future holds for diesel internal combustion engines. The drive towards cleaner and more fuel-efficient technologies is set to continue at pace, so episode three looks at the key factors required for the successful implementation of any potential innovation; the available technology, usable infrastructure and affordable price parity. “These all have to be considered when evaluating the design of future alternative commercial vehicle power options. Guy was keen to discuss these in depth, especially the potential tradeoffs between electrification and payload, due to battery size.” The final episode reviews the vehicle driveline, dedicated to taking power from the engine to the wheels, and how choice of design can contribute to the reduction of emissions. Adrian Hill concludes: “In creating these series of videos with Guy for the commercial vehicle workshop sector, we wanted to provide viewers with insight into how the correct choice of oils and lubricants is of vital importance. Moreover, we wanted to offer some insight into the potential future landscape for commercial vehicle power technologies. “The modern heavy duty diesel engine is complex and is still evolving. These new engine architectures, power technologies and fuelling strategies produce real world emission reductions, but they will only achieve this if they are used with new generation engine oils, which are as critical as any other component. “Having Guy’s input as a skilled commercial vehicle mechanic, who is witnessing these rapidly evolving engine technologies firsthand has helped provide practical insight into the challenges that commercial vehicle technicians are facing.” The video series has been launched on Morris Lubricants website, YouTube channel and other social media channels. Guy Martin topping up engine oil