Supporting & Evolving with the CV World Since the 1920s

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With a history spanning over a century, Millers Oils has been a constant and innovative presence in the world of commercial vehicle lubrication year on year.

To celebrate National Lorry Week. In this historical piece, we will journey back in time to explore Millers Oils remarkable contribution to the industry, from their pioneering LD diesel engine oil in the 1920s to the beginning of the Truckmaster name.

The Birth of LD Diesel Engine Oil (1920s)

The 1920s marked a significant turning point in the history of commercial vehicles. The diesel engine had established itself, offering more power and efficiency than ever before. Millers Oils recognised the need for specialised commercial vehicle lubricants to support this revolutionary technology. In response, they developed the first LD diesel engine oil, setting the stage for their commitment to innovation now one of their main values, and dedication to the commercial vehicle industry.

The LD diesel engine oil was a ground breaking development that helped ensure the smooth operation and longevity of diesel engines, ultimately revolutionising the way commercial vehicles operated. This achievement laid the foundation for Millers Oils enduring legacy of developing cutting-edge lubricants that meet the evolving needs of the industry.

Truckmaster: A Heritage of Excellence

As the decades rolled on, Millers Oils continued to adapt with the changes within the commercial vehicle sector. In the 1970s and 1980s, we introduced the Truckmaster range, which became synonymous with quality and performance in the lubricants market.

In 2020, Millers Oils embarked on a journey by resurrecting the Truckmaster range. This was not just a business decision; it was a tribute to the 1980s range that had left a mark on the industry. The decision to reintroduce Truckmaster was inspired by the desire to pay homage to the brands heritage and the loyalty. Built on history, perfected through time. By seamlessly blending the time tested values of Truckmaster with Millers Oils dedication to cutting edge technology and quality, they succeeded in creating a CV engine oil range that not only met the demanding needs of today’s commercial vehicles but also carried forward the legacy of trust and reliability that the range had established in the 1980s.

The Evolution of Commercial Vehicle Lubricants

Throughout the years, Millers Oils has continued to innovate, ensuring that their lubricants meet the changing needs of the commercial vehicle industry. From advancements in engine technology to the demand for greater fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, Millers Oils has been at the forefront of lubricant development.

Today, Millers Oils offers a comprehensive range of lubricants, including engine oils, transmission fluids, and ancillary products, designed to enhance the performance, reliability, and longevity of commercial vehicles. Our commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly solutions has also made us a trusted partner for businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint.

Millers Oils contribution to commercial vehicle lubricants is a remarkable journey, one we as a company are proud of. From the pioneering LD diesel engine oil of the 1920s to the enduring legacy of the Truckmaster brand, Millers Oils has consistently adapted and evolved to meet the evolving demands of the commercial vehicle industry.

Millers Oils continues to be a vital player within the commercial vehicle lubricants market. Our commitment to quality, innovation, and sustainability ensures that we will remain an integral part of the commercial vehicle industry for generations to come.

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