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Saving Energy in Plastics Processing

24 Apr 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

As a plastics manufacturer, you expect your equipment to produce high-quality parts and products, unit after unit, whether you’re producing in long runs or short custom campaigns. It’s takes a lot of energy to produce those products and as many plant managers know, a lot…

How To Keep DEF From Going Bad

27 Mar 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

Diesel Exhaust Fluid, or DEF, is an important component in keeping heavy-duty trucks and machinery operating within federal emission guidelines. At a chemical level, DEF is a combination of deionized water and urea that transform harmful nitrous oxide emissions into harmless water and gas. Starting…

Recruit and Retain Top Diesel Technician Talent

22 Mar 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

No matter the size of your operation, here are 5 tips to recruit and retain top diesel technician talent from George Arrants, Chair of the American Trucking Associations’ TMC SuperTech Competition and noted Automotive Education Consultant. Courtesy of ExxonMobil’s MobilDevac. McPherson Oil is a proud…

Boost Your C-Store Sales

12 Mar 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

Unlike malls and big box stores, most people don’t come to a convenience store to browse.  They shop in a c-store because they need something cold to drink on the road or perhaps, in an emergency, some aspirin, bread or batteries.  Even though most customers…

Reduce Downtime in Your Manufacturing Business

12 Mar 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

Downtime in any manufacturing industry can be a serious problem on the business.  While McPherson Oil specializes in studies to keep your plant up and working, there are other ways a manufacturer can experience downtime. Other than down equipment, one of the biggest causes of…

Is The Right Oil Getting Into Your Engines

28 Feb 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

A fleet operator that intends to run a tight ship must ensure each truck comprising the fleet is fully equipped to deal with all the nuances of covering long distances, high mileages, and rough terrains. Generally, truck engines are sturdier than passenger cars’. However, that…

Tops Tips for Managing Fleet Maintenance

15 Feb 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

Businesses that rely on transportation must undertake a range of operations to ensure optimum fleet management. The tasks involved in the care of corporate vehicles includes an exhaustive list of vehicle and driver related checks; from vehicle telematics, financing, and maintenance, to driver, speed, fuel,…

As Fleets Grow in Complexity, So Does the Technology

24 Jan 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

In recent years, fleet managers have seen soaring complexity in an already-demanding role.  Really, it’s a cascading effect: as the economy grows, consumers have increased purchasing power (and businesses have more reason to expand), leading to an increased demand for the timely shipment of goods. …

The Essential Roles of the Fleet Manager

09 Jan 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

Commercial freight companies are responsible for the transportation of millions of pounds of goods each year.  With the economy on the rise, the ability to transport freight in an organized and efficient manner is a growing challenge.   How can companies ensure timely and effective deliveries…

Trends in Fleet Management: 2019 and Beyond

27 Dec 2018, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), over 70% of all freight tonnage moved throughout the U.S. is done by truck.  Importantly, the total amount of goods transported by truck has increased by an impressive 10% in the past year, indicative of a growing economy,…