August 2014

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98 | Overdrive | August 2014 Logbook Southern Pride_OVD0414_PG.indd 1 3/6/14 10:24 AM Text INFO to 205-289-3555 or visit www.ovdinfo.com Shell Lubricants' new research and development facility in Shang- hai, China, is playing a big role in helping the global company develop its next generation of heavy-duty engine oils. Those products are coming in conjunction with the ongoing devel- opment of the Proposed Category 11 oil standards. PC-11 has two subcate- gories: One of conventional viscosity, or thickness, and one of a lower viscosity. The category and its two offshoots likely will become effective in late 2016 or early 2017, said Dan Arcy, Shell OEM technical manager, during a media event at the Shanghai facility. The low-viscosity oil will boost fuel economy and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Arcy said. The challenge has been develop- ing the low-viscosity oil so it offers the same engine wear protections as conventional viscosity grades. — James Jaillet Shell facility developing next-gen PC-11 oil PORT TRUCKERS who began striking July 7 at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted unanimously five days later to agree to a "cool- ing-off" period. The drivers picketed over wages, working conditions and their classifica- tion as contractors instead of employees. DIGITAL LOGS now can be signed with electronic signatures and submitted to carriers to satisfy logbook requirements, according to revised Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration guidance issued last month. This chang- es 2011 guidance that said drivers must print the digital logs and sign them each day, in addition to being able to print records for the previous 24-hour period, maintain printed and signed copies for the previous seven days and produce seven days' worth of logs for enforcers.

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