Welcome!

News Feed Item

Total Transit Switches To Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA® Premium Motor Oil

The Transportation Industry's Leader in Green Innovation Taps ECO ULTRA for Performance Reliability and Infinite Recyclability

WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants®, a manufacturer and distributor of premium lubricants, announced today that Total Transit is now using the ECO ULTRA® line of motor oil in its fleet of cabs. The Glendale, AZ-based transportation company offers a wide array of services throughout Arizona and the Southwest. As part of a larger service offering, Total Transit operates Discount Cab, one of the largest cab companies in the region with a fleet numbering nearly 800, including the largest fleet of hybrid Toyota Prius taxis in North America. 

Total Transit prides itself on a commitment to sustainability, at every level of business decision-making. From the fleet of Prius cabs to solar panels installed at the Corporate Headquarters, Total Transit is a leader in the transportation industry with green innovation. Its partnership with Universal Lubricants is a natural fit.

"There's nothing we value more at Total Transit than safety, sustainability and providing superior service to our customers," said Paul Kiszczak, West Valley Fleet Maintenance Manager for Total Transit. "Blending all three qualities in equal measure, ECO ULTRA was the right choice for Total Transit's needs. Specifically, the outstanding, reliable performance coupled with the environmental advantages associated with using lubricants made from re-refined base oil marks ECO ULTRA a win for our customers and, as such, a win for Total Transit."

The U.S. produces approximately 1.1 billion gallons of used motor oil every year.  Approximately 880 million gallons are recovered for re-use, the remainder is unaccounted for, likely disposed of improperly, damaging the environment.  The majority of what is recovered is burned as an industrial fuel, leaving approximately 220 million gallons available for re-refining.

Through its Closed Loop Process Universal Lubricants collects, re-refines, blends, packages and redistributes its own oil, including the ECO ULTRA line—without ever losing guardianship within the chain—in an infinitely repeatable, sustainable cycle.  Universal Lubricants' re-refining process uses up to 89 percent less energy than refining crude oil to produce lubricant products.

ECO ULTRA is an American Petroleum Institute (API) licensed line of automotive and industrial lubricants that rely on used oil as feedstock to produce top quality re-refined base oil, then blended with state-of-the-art additives for high performance.  ECO ULTRA meets all Original Equipment Manufacturers' (OEM) specifications and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements. Now, it's the motor oil of choice for Total Transit.

"Sustainability interests sit at the forefront of companies' managerial considerations," said John Wesley, Universal Lubricants' chief executive officer. "But with ECO ULTRA, customers don't have to sacrifice performance in the name of environmental protection. We are proud that our products offer the best of both worlds."

For more information about Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA products, visit www.ecoultraoil.com.

About Total Transit

Total Transit was founded in 1984, and offers comprehensive transportation management, private and public transportation services. Headquartered in Glendale, Arizona, Total Transit has grown into one of the premier transportation companies in the country, with operations throughout Arizona and in several other states. For the last 28 years, Total Transit has delivered outstanding service levels and has developed innovative and unique transportation solutions, such as mobility/wheelchair-accommodating and eco-friendly transportation for its clientele. Total Transit is also popularly known as the parent company of Discount Cab, one of the largest cab companies in the Southwest, operating a fleet of nearly 800 cabs, including the largest fleet of hybrid Toyota Prius cabs in North America.  In fact, over 80% of the Discount Cab fleet is made up of these highly fuel-efficient hybrids.  For more information on Total Transit, visit www.TotalTransit.com.

About Universal Lubricants

Universal Lubricants, since its founding in 1929, has balanced tradition with innovation to emerge over the past four decades as a driving force in used oil collection, base oil refining and distribution. The Company collects, re-refines, blends and re-distributes its own motor oil—never losing guardianship within the chain—to ensure that every quart, every gallon is of the highest quality for optimal performance. Universal Lubricants, with its Closed Loop Process, boasts a national presence supplying ECO ULTRA® throughout the country by operating 37 facilities in 14 states. This includes one of the world's most technologically advanced re-refineries in Wichita, Kansas. The Company employs 465 workers and is a Pegasus Capital Advisors portfolio company.

A leader in R&D and in the marketplace, Universal Lubricants will continue to drive progress and drive performance in the motor oil industry. For more information visit www.universallubes.com.

SOURCE Universal Lubricants

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was. You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud’s transition to mainstream adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider approach must be revisited. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudy...
When you focus on a journey from up-close, you look at your own technical and cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a fundamental difference, even changed our culture...
The proper isolation of resources is essential for multi-tenant environments. The traditional approach to isolate resources is, however, rather heavyweight. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Igor Drobiazko, co-founder of elastic.io, drew upon his own experience with operating a Docker container-based infrastructure on a large scale and present a lightweight solution for resource isolation using microservices. He also discussed the implementation of microservices in data and application integrat...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and containers together help companies achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of Dev...
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at Logz.io, will explore the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and will give a real live, hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files. He will examine three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. This is a hands-on session that will require participants to bring their own laptops, and we will provide the rest.
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
"LinearHub provides smart video conferencing, which is the Roundee service, and we archive all the video conferences and we also provide the transcript," stated Sunghyuk Kim, CEO of LinearHub, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.