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16 | Overdrive | April 2018 Logbook Many fl eets are switching to 10W-30 engine oils from traditional 15W-40 oils. The reason is fuel economy. Thinner viscosities mean the engine doesnʼt have to work as hard and uses less fuel. Think of it like swimming through honey vs. water. Honey is thicker than water, so more energy is used to move through it. The same goes for an engineʼs moving parts. A 15W-40 oil requires more energy to move through it whereas 10W-30 oil produces less drag on your engine. But can a 10W-30 protect as well as a 15W- 40? You bet. It comes down to quality additives and composition of base oil. In fact, Shell ROTELLA ® T5 10W-30 can protect as well or better than industry-standard 15W-40 oils. Give it a shot in your fl eet. To learn more go to ROTELLA.com/products ROTELLA ROUNDUP The 411on10W-30 By Dan Arcy, Shell Lubricants Comments, questions or ideas? Email us at RotellaRoundup@JWT.com 1151572_A136_Jan_2018_OVERDRIVE_2_25x79_5.indd 1 12/12/17 3:50 PM Untitled-25 1 12/13/17 9:51 AM Philip Keith, leased to WEL Companies of De Pere, Wisconsin, was named 2017 Owner-Operator of the Year last month during the Truckload Carriers Association's annual meeting at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center outside of Orlando, Florida. The honor comes with a $25,000 cash prize, made possible by sponsors Cummins and Love's Travel Stops. The contest is produced by TCA and Overdrive. TCA and Overdrive sister brand Truckers News also produced the 2017 Company Driver of the Year award. It was given to Stephen Richardson of Big G Express, who also receives $25,000 through the sponsorships. he other owneroperator nal- ists, Kevin Kocmich of Diamond Transportation System and Bryan Smith of Art Pape Transfer, each will receive $2,500. Company drier nalists onald ewis of Wilson Logistics and Roger Wyble of Maverick Transportation also each will receive $2,500. The awards recognize safety, eorts to enhance the industry's image and contributions to the community. For the owner-opera- tor award, business acumen is an additional consideration. To be eligible for the contest, applicants had to have one million consecutive accident-free miles and meet other standards. During his career with WEL, Keith has worked as a driver, dispatcher, terminal manager and customer service manager. He says he always was a drier rst though nondriving jobs taught him nancial management that helps him as an owner-operator. Like- wise, "Being a driver helped me in the oce with haing the drier's perspective." Since Keith began his trucking career in 1983, he has amassed more than 5 million accident-free miles. Keith will be featured in the May Overdrive and on OverdriveOnline. com. – Max Heine Keith named O-O of the Year Alleged fraud may impact 2,000 truckers Many truckers will have to renew their medical card within 30 days after the indictment of an Ala- bama-based medical examiner accused of issuing false medical credentials. Aected driers will be notied via mail by the U.S. Department of Transportation, which said March 22 it was revoking all medical cards issued by Dr. Kenneth Edwards in the past two years. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration spokesperson Duane DeBruyne said upwards of 2,000 drivers could have their cards revoked. FMCSA in February announced the arrest of Edwards, who is charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and other counts. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison and be ordered to pay nes and restitution. Edwards was removed from FMCSA's National Registry of Cer- tied edical xaminers on ec. 5, the agency said. – James Jaillet Philip Keith, of Long Beach, Mississippi, has been an owner-oper- ator for WEL Companies since 1987. He hauls mostly frozen and refrigerated commodities.

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