RelaDyne Recognized As Chevron’s Top Distributor, UPS adds Electric

RelaDyne Recognized As Chevron’s Top Distributor

Every year, Chevron continues its tradition of its Medalist Program. The Medalist Program awards U.S. and Canadian 1st Source Marketers for Chevron lubricants product purchases and growth over a 12-month period. This year’s program calculated both purchased volume and percentage growth between July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017.


As direct acknowledgement of RelaDyne’s exponential growth and strong partnership with Chevron, RelaDyne has been awarded the two highest awards of the Chevron Medalist Program.

The Eagle Award, a very prestigious award only awarded to the top overall performing marketer, was awarded to RelaDyne, recognizing the company as the top Chevron Lubricants Marketer across U.S. and Canada. The Eagle Award exhibits the importance of both RelaDyne and Chevron’s business to one another. The growth that has qualified RelaDyne to receive this award is a direct result of RelaDyne’s motivated, top tier sales team and the support and strategic alignment with Chevron.

The Gold Award is presented to the marketer with the highest number of points in each of the Chevron business areas. RelaDyne was awarded the Gold Award as one of the marketers with the highest number of points regardless of business area, demonstrating RelaDyne’s continuous efforts to prioritize and align its sales goals with all of Chevron’s product lines and remaining impartial to any one product category.

UPS Pre-Orders 125 Tesla Electric Trucks

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UPS announced today that it has preordered 125 Tesla electric trucks. This announcement comes on the heels of an announcement earlier this month that PepsiCo will order 100 electric semi trucks. Others who have also recently announced commitments to add Tesla electrics to their truck fleets include, Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt, and Sysco Corp.

UPS which operates one of the largest commercial trucking fleets in the world, today announced it has placed a reservation for 125 of Tesla’s new fully-electric Semi tractors. The new tractors will join UPS’s extensive alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet, comprised of trucks and tractors propelled by electricity, natural gas, propane and other non-traditional fuels.

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“For more than a century, UPS has led the industry in testing and implementing new technologies for more efficient fleet operations. We look forward to expanding further our commitment to fleet excellence with Tesla,” said Juan Perez, chief information and engineering officer. “These groundbreaking electric tractors are poised to usher in a new era in improved safety, reduced environmental impact, and reduced cost of ownership.”

UPS has provided Tesla real-world UPS trucking lane information as part of the company’s evaluation of the vehicle’s expected performance for the UPS duty cycle. UPS frequently partners with suppliers of emerging vehicle technologies to help them develop solutions that prove ready for stringent UPS use-cases.

Tesla’s Semi tractor claims up to 500 miles range on a single charge, an unparalleled cabin experience for drivers, enhanced on-road safety and significantly reduced long-term cost of ownership. Safety features include: automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, automated lane guidance, and brake-by-wire and steer-by-wire with redundancy. Tesla’s driver-assistance features have been found by the U.S. government to reduce crash rates by 40%. Tesla expects to begin production of the vehicles in 2019 and UPS will be among the first companies to put the vehicles into use.

UPS’s preorder of Tesla vehicles complements and advances the company’s overall commitment to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from global ground operations 12 percent by 2025, a goal developed using a methodology approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

UPS has established a goal for 25 percent of the electricity it consumes to come from renewable energy sources by 2025. In addition, by 2020 UPS plans that one in four new vehicles purchased annually will be an alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicle, up from 16 percent in 2016.

The company also set a new goal that by 2025, 40 percent of all ground fuel will be from sources other than conventional gasoline and diesel, an increase from 19.6 percent in 2016.

The company operates one of the largest private alternative fuel and advanced technology fleets in the U.S., and more than 8,500 vehicles throughout the world. This includes all-electric, hybrid electric, hydraulic hybrid, ethanol, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), propane, and renewable natural gas (RNG)/biomethane.
Source: UPS


PEPCO announced that as of December 1, 2017, it will be providing Shell Lubricants products at their locations.

After much deliberation and careful consideration, Pepco has agreed with Shell Canada Products (Shell Lubricants) to make Shell®, Pennzoil® and Quaker State® lubricant products available in all Pepco locations from Northern Ontario to Southern Nova Scotia.

“We’re very excited about this addition to Pepco’s product line as it will only enhance Pepco’s strategic growth to ensure our sustainability for our valued customers and teammates,” said Charles Higgins, VP Sales & Marketing. “Becoming a Master Certified Distributor allows the entire Pepco family to have access to all Shell products from Hearst, Ontario to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.”

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BASF Increases Prices

BASF increased the prices of its base stocks, lubricant oil additives, and finished lubricants by 5 to 9% globally as of December 1, 2017.

Round 3: Price Increase Summary

The following is a summary of the price increases JobbersWorld reported on for the third round of price increase is 2017

Lubricant Manufacturers Round 3

Company Announced
Kleen Performance Products 9/6/2017 9/6/2017 60 to 80 cpg
ExxonMobil 10/20/2017 11/20/2017 up to 6%
Chevron 10/24/2017 12/4/2017 up to 6%
Warren Oil 10/25/2017 11/17/2017 4% to 9%
Chemlube 10/26/2017 11/20/2017 20 to 25 cpg
Advanced Lubrication Specialties (ALS) 10/26/2017 11/13/2017 6 to 10%
CAM2 10/26/2017 11/15/2017 4 to 9%
Smitty’s Supply 10/26/2017 11/15/2017 20 cpg Bulk
25cpg Packaged Lubricants
3cpp Packaged Greases
Phillips 66 10/27/2017 12/1/2017 6%
Nu-Tier Brands 10/27/2017 11/17/2017 up to 6%
Sinclair Lubricants 10/27/2017 12/11/2017 up to 6%
Old World Industries 10/30/2017 11/13/2017 up to 8%
Warren Distribution 10/31/2017 11/27/2017 6 to 9%
Allegheny Petroleum   10/31/2017  11/8/2017 30 cpg
Petro-Canada 10/31/2017 12/1/2017 up to 6%
Valvoline 11/1/2017 12/1/2017 up to 5%
D-A Lubricant 11/1/2017  12/1/2017 up to 6%
CITGO 11/2/2017 12/4/2017 4 to 8%
SOPUS/Shell  11/6/2017 12/11/2017 up to 6%
BP Lubricants/Castrol (including industrial)  11/7/2017  12/11/2017 up to 6%
Total 11/9/2017 12/11/2017 up to 6%
Amalie 11/17/2017 12/16/2017 32 cpg Oil and Automotive Chemicals, 4 cpp greases
DuBois Chemicals 11/30/2017 1/1/2018 3 to 7% Industrial products and services
Reliance Fluid Technologies (RFT)  12/1/2017 12/1/2017 approx. 6%
Pinnacle Oil 11/15/2017 5 to 7%


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