The company’s 170-truck fleet now enters the community of ECO ULTRA oil users. Made in the United States at the company’s re-refinery, ECO ULTRA is an American Petroleum Institute (API)-licensed line of recycled engine oils and coolants that meets vehicle manufacturers’ specifications and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements.
The United States produces about 1.3 billion gallons of used oil each year, only 10% of which is re-refined. The rest of the used oil is either improperly disposed of or burned as an industrial fuel. Dedicated to reversing this trend, Universal Lubricants collects, re-refines, blends, packages and redistributes its own oil, the ECO ULTRA line.
John Wesley, chief executive officer of Universal Lubricants, said, “An average 12-gallon diesel engine change using ECO ULTRA saves America from importing 24 barrels of foreign oil; for D&D Sexton’s fleet, that translate to 4,080 barrels of oil, at any given drain interval.”
In a tightly controlled closed-loop process, Universal Lubricants collects used oil from the government and private business such as auto parts stores, dealerships, service stations, and oil change centers. The company then transports that oil to a re-refinery in Wichita KS, where it undergoes a hydro-treating process to remove all the water, fuel, and solvents as well as metals, asphalt flux, and other heavy contaminants. The purified Grade II base stock oil is then blended with additives to make ECO ULTRA products.