Keep it fresh: Delivering perishable goods demands dependability


Equipment reliability is absolutely critical to Boaty’s business. Boaty’s Transport is a family-owned refrigerated trucking company based in Jackson, Georgia. Founded by Michael “Boaty” Boatwright with just a single tractor in 1991, the company now operates 70 tractors and 80 trailers, delivering fresh produce and other perishables to grocery stores across the country.


If a shipment arrives late and the product is no longer fresh, it can literally mean a loss of as much as $100,000 – which is why Boaty and team take every measure possible to minimize the risk of engine failure and maximize uptime.


Boaty’s Transport participated in the testing of our API FA-4 Delo® 400 ZFA SAE 10W-30, formulated with advanced anti-wear technology. Watch this video to see how a Paccar MX13 diesel engine with over 530,000 service miles looks after using the new Delo oil in combination with Delo® Extended Life Coolant. You’ll also hear Boaty himself talk about the combination of improved fuel economy and wear protection the company has experienced with the Delo products.

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About the Author: Shawn’s career spans nearly 20 years focused exclusively on research and engineering dealing with heavy-duty engine lubricants, fuels, and materials. Before joining Chevron in 2013, he spent 12 years leading global fluids and materials engineering activities for Cummins. He also spent five years conducting lubricant, fuel, and emission research for the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO. At Chevron, he is a Senior Staff Engineer primarily responsible for product formulation of the Delo Brand of Heavy Duty Engine Oils. He is currently the lead formulator responsible for development of Chevron’s PC-11 product line upgrade. Whitacre is the new chairman of the ASTM Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Classification Panel, which is tasked with the final development of the Proposed Category 11 (PC-11) requirements that take effect in late 2016.

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