Engen is continuing its fuel sponsorship of the annual Truck Test, with all participating trucks running on Engen Dynamic Diesel 50ppm with Pro-Drive.
This year’s event starts from Engen Blockhouse North to the Engen Highway Junction Truck Stop on Day 1 and will end at the Engen Trafford Road Truck Stop.
Q1 What value does Engen see in the Truck Test programme?
A. The annual Truck Test event is all about finding the best-in-class trucks with respect to fuel efficiency and productivity in a diverse field of formidable contenders. When the results are published at the end of the test, it affords transport companies a clear picture of the performance of the tested vehicles under very real conditions. This can assist them to make more informed buying choices.
As a major supplier of fuels and lubricants to the transport sector, Engen has once again partnered with Focus Magazine as this year’s Truck Test Platinum sponsor to demonstrate our commitment as a proud supporter of this initiative over the years.
Truck Test gives Engen the opportunity to promote Engen Dynamic Diesel 50ppm with Pro-Drive technology, which will once again be used by all participating trucks.
Engen, in addition to being a major supplier to the sector, is also one of the few major petroleum marketers that still operates its own fleet of trucks. Being a buyer of trucks, Truck Test also gives Engen further insight from a buyer’s perspective.
Q2. Engen Dynamic Diesel 50ppm is formulated with Pro Drive. What does this mean for the driver or operator of the vehicle?
Engen Dynamic Diesel 50ppm with Pro-Drive is designed based on driver’s needs in today’s driving conditions and in anticipation of future engine technology. It has also been developed by our fuel experts leveraging the knowledge gained from our involvement with the PETRONAS DE ROOY IVECO Dakar Rally Team to deliver a smoother drive, more responsive engine performance and enhanced fuel efficiency proven via vehicle testing.
Our most advanced, unique combustion improver technology delivers 2% more power for a smoother drive; more responsive during stop-go, cruising, and heavy loads with 4% better acceleration. The unique dual detergent for deep cleaning across old and modern diesel engines enables a drive up to 3% further.
The new active ingredient in the formulation is proven to make your vehicle feel lighter at the touch of the pedal, and is the first ever in Africa with its unique combination of combustion and detergent system technology.
Q3. Engen was the first petroleum company in SA to market AdBlue. 2016 saw the inclusion of AdBlue to the Truck Tests where consumption was monitored for interest. What is AdBlue and what has happened since it was introduced in 2016?
A. Most modern diesel-powered vehicles built after 2006 use SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) Technology to inject AdBlue into the vehicles exhaust gases. When AdBlue combines with exhaust emissions, it breaks down the harmful nitrogen oxides in the diesel exhaust and produces harmless nitrogen and oxygen.
AdBlue was a natural fit to the Engen product offerings of Engen Dynamic Diesel 50ppm and Engen Low – SAPS Lubricants.
Today, the demand for AdBlue is significantly greater as more and more Euro-5 and Euro-6 vehicles are operating on our roads. Engen AdBlue trades under the name Air1® and is supplied to most major OEMS in SA.
It is important to note that when a vehicle is fitted with an SCR unit, it needs AdBlue. It doesn’t end there. It is important to use Low Sulphur Diesel and low SAPS (Sulphated Ash, Phosphorous & Sulphur) lubricants like Dynamic Diesel 50ppm and PETRONAS Urania 5000 LS
This is important as high sulphur fuel and high SAPS lubricants can affect the efficiency of the SCR unit
Q4. Engen sees itself as a friend of the transport sector. Why is that?
A. At Engen we understand that the transport sector plays an important role in the South African economy. Without trucks on our roads, SA stops moving! The trucking and transport sector is therefore a key focus sector for Engen.
Having said that we are ideally positioned to service this sector with our:
• Market leading network of Service Stations and Truck Stops where we cater for the specific needs of truckers.
• Engen Diesel Club and eFuel Tag system provides convenient cashless refuelling at our network of Truck Stops and service stations, which is an holistic fuel-management and control solution specially designed to make refuelling simpler, more convenient and more cost effective.
• Extensive product portfolio that caters for the needs of the modern fleet. It’s comforting to know that should your new vehicle run out of AdBlue, you can now get a top up at Engen.
• Annual Engen Driver Wellness initiative which aims to improve occupational health and wellness among long-distance truck drivers. Engen Driver Wellness provides free voluntary health checks to truck drivers, including advice on healthy lifestyle choices and consultations where necessary. This not only improves their health through increased awareness, but is also another way of keeping our roads safe.
Engen is excited to continue our sponsorship of the Truck Test event as we remain committed to being a solutions partner to the Transport sector.
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