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Taking fleets further: The ExxonMobil Optimized ODI Process

Every fleet has different needs. Because of varying truck routes, haul lengths and load weights, custom care is necessary.

That’s why the ExxonMobil Optimized Oil Drain Interval (ODI) Process is driven by data, powered by Mobil Delvac™ lubricants and supported by the ExxonMobil team. The partnership is tailored – fleet by fleet – to make sure that you get the most out of your equipment.



How can it help?

ExxonMobil’s lubricant technology expertise helps fleets extend service intervals, empowering you to:

  • Lower total operating costs
  • Generate a higher return on capital
  • Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Diagram of optimized ODI benefits: lower costs, higher return, sustainability

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Establishing fleet maintenance service intervals is a powerful approach for reducing total cost of ownership, and ExxonMobil works with fleets to determine what’s best for each individual business. With the Optimized ODI Process, you’ll receive a customized preventive fleet maintenance service schedule. But it all starts with identifying potential benefits. Discover how the four-step Optimized ODI Process works:

Fleet used oil analysis using a beaker

1. Feasibility analysis

First, we evaluate your fleet’s duty cycle and current fleet maintenance practices. We also perform a historical used oil analysis (UOA) review, analyzing data to assess the health of your fleet and the potential to optimize the service intervals. Then, a target Optimized ODI is established and a field test protocol is developed.



Field testing fleet duty cycle with UOA regimen

2. Documenting performance via field testing

Next, we target the trucks that are most representative of your fleet’s duty cycle(s) and institute the recently developed field test protocol. This protocol typically includes a UOA sampling regimen to gather meaningful data on the stress placed on your fleet.



Optimized ODI recommendations with wrench and hand

3. Evaluating results

Finally, the UOA test results are analyzed, revealing the impact that different engine technologies, your specific duty cycle and Mobil Delvac engine oil technology have on your fleet’s preventive maintenance program. ExxonMobil technical experts offer their final Optimized ODI recommendations and establish an oil analysis regimen for program stewardship. Occasionally, a visual inspection may be performed to validate your equipment’s capability to operate on these new recommendations.



Growth chart representing reviews of fleet business objectives

4. Staying connected

Long after the testing data is reviewed and the final recommendations are made, ExxonMobil’s fleet maintenance program is there to safeguard your fleet’s success. Customers enrolled in the Optimized ODI Process continue to benefit from:

  • Periodic reviews to ensure business objectives are being met and to identify changes in the fleet’s duty cycle.
  • Customized UOA progress reports to uncover continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Ongoing education and training on the Optimized ODI Process.

Winning on the roadway: What trucking industry leaders are saying

"The ExxonMobil team that works with us is really world-class; it is evident in everything that they do, all the attention they pay to working with us as an individual fleet."

– Jim Johnston, National Reliability Manager at Frito-Lay

"It’s a huge value to have a partner like ExxonMobil to help us have a better overall product, more longevity and a better fit for what we need in our operation."

– Kevin Buss, Director of Fleet Maintenance at Dot Transportation

"The performance of each brand of oil was rigorously evaluated through engine teardowns, visual inspections, oil analysis and other testing protocols. No other brand of oil had outperformed Mobil Delvac engine oil."

– Steve Duley, VP Purchasing at Schneider International
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