Consolidating grease products will lower cost, simplify shops

August 18, 2020

There are a lot of lubrication points on a truck and trailer, leading many fleets to carry multiple greases to meet the various requirements of each component. However, many experts agree that fleets often stock too many greases when fewer multi-purpose lubes can accomplish the same job for less expense.

“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen that fleets may have three or four different greases that they’re using on the same piece of equipment,” said Paul Cigala, Exxon Mobil commercial vehicle lubricants applications engineer. “Chassis grease, fifth wheel grease, whatever they’re using on the trailer – a lot of that can be combined.”

While there can be reasons a specific grease is required for a given component, Cigala said there’s usually an opportunity for at least some consolidation.