Running Green http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en Mack partners with DSNY, Oberon for DME truck demo http://fleetowner.com/running-green/mack-partners-dsny-oberon-dme-truck-demo <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In collaboration with the New York City Dept. of Sanitation (DSNY) and Oberon Fuels, <a href="http://www.macktrucks.com" target="_blank">Mack Trucks</a> began a demonstration to test the performance of a Dimethyl Ether (DME)-powered <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack</a></span> Pinnacle model. DSNY is the first Mack customer to evaluate DME, a non-toxic, clean-burning alternative fuel.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/mack-partners-dsny-oberon-dme-truck-demo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/mack-partners-dsny-oberon-dme-truck-demo#comments Blue Fleets Equipment News Running Green Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:01:00 +0000 209691 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Mack Trucks began a demonstration to test the performance of a Dimethyl Ether (DME)-powered Mack Pinnacle model in collaboration with the New York City Department of Sanitation and Oberon Fuels.</p> I’m from the government and I am here to help http://fleetowner.com/running-green/i-m-government-and-i-am-here-help <div class="field-deck"> Dept. of Engergy wants to fund research into vehicle efficiency </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>There&rsquo;s an old joke about how hearing that phrase makes folks very afraid because they think something really bad is going to happen.</p> <p>But I recently read about something that the government is doing that I think actually will help.</p> <p>The Energy Department recently announced $19.7 million for research and development of advanced vehicle technologies. This would include things like lightweighting, batteries and advanced combustion engines.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/i-m-government-and-i-am-here-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/i-m-government-and-i-am-here-help#comments News Running Green Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:13:00 +0000 209641 at http://fleetowner.com CARB certifies Ford engine family http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/carb-certifies-ford-engine-family <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Following up on its Dec. 21 announcement regarding <a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ford-e-450-68l-v-10-gets-natural-gas-certification" target="_blank">EPA certification for the 2017MY Ford E-450 Cutaway</a>, Landi Renzo USA announced CARB certification has been issued for the same vehicle engine family (HFMXE06.8BWZ).</p> <p>With both CARB &amp; EPA certifications in hand, this vehicle class can now be legally converted to operate on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> in all 50 states.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/carb-certifies-ford-engine-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/carb-certifies-ford-engine-family#comments Powertrain News Running Green Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:55:00 +0000 209491 at http://fleetowner.com Oh the places we have gone! http://fleetowner.com/running-green/oh-places-we-have-gone <div class="field-deck"> On the road preaching fleet fuel efficiency </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>When I look back on 2016, I am reminded of the Dr. Seuss book <em>Oh The Places You&rsquo;ll Go</em> &ldquo;with your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/oh-places-we-have-gone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/oh-places-we-have-gone#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:25:00 +0000 209281 at http://fleetowner.com Clean Trucks Program http://fleetowner.com/running-green/clean-trucks-program <div class="field-deck"> SoCal seaports aim to reduce footprint of trucks, again </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Ports of Los Angeles and Long BeaCH are the two largest ports in the nation and combined are the ninth largest port complex in the world. The two ports handle about 40% of the nation&rsquo;s total containerized import traffic and generate more than 3 million jobs nationwide. Although they are the largest source of pollution in the region, they have also become models of environmental stewardship.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/clean-trucks-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/clean-trucks-program#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Silver Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:42:00 +0000 209011 at http://fleetowner.com Green Fleet of the Month: Going green http://fleetowner.com/running-green/green-fleet-month-going-green <div class="field-deck"> Walmart’s three-step approach is saving fleet over $1 billion </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>With over 6,300 Class 8 tractors and approximately 60,000 trailers located throughout the United States, the Walmart truck fleet reaches far and wide. Walmart as a company reaches much further.&nbsp; That is why sustainability has become such a key goal for the company, which became the first retailer to sign on to the Science Based Targets Initiative in alignment with the Paris Climate Agreement in December 2015.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/green-fleet-month-going-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/green-fleet-month-going-green#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Running Green Silver Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:17:00 +0000 209001 at http://fleetowner.com Photo courtesy of: Walmart Dometic: eNow solar panel system helps trucks reduce fuel costs http://fleetowner.com/running-green/dometic-enow-solar-panel-system-helps-trucks-reduce-fuel-costs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Dometic announced it is powering its Blizzard Turbo auxiliary air conditioner with eNow&rsquo;s Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panel system &ndash; making it the first solar-powered auxiliary A/C available for Class 8 sleeper trucks, according to the company.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/dometic-enow-solar-panel-system-helps-trucks-reduce-fuel-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/dometic-enow-solar-panel-system-helps-trucks-reduce-fuel-costs#comments Blue Fleets Fuel News Running Green Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:55:00 +0000 208861 at http://fleetowner.com Ford E-450 6.8L V-10 gets natural gas certification http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ford-e-450-68l-v-10-gets-natural-gas-certification <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Landi Renzo USA, a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM), announced the industry&#39;s first <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> EPA certification for the 2017MY Ford 6.8L V-10 Heavy Duty (HLDRE06.8B10) engine utilized in E-series trucks, including the E-450 Cutaway.</p> <p>Landi Renzo said it has maintained both EPA &amp; CARB certifications on the Ford 6.8L 2-valve V10 engine since 2014MY. The most recent 2017MY EPA certification makes it the industry&rsquo;s first dedicated CNG application for the engine test group HLDRE06.8B10 under Ford&rsquo;s gaseous fuel QVM program.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ford-e-450-68l-v-10-gets-natural-gas-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ford-e-450-68l-v-10-gets-natural-gas-certification#comments Blue Fleets Powertrain News Running Green Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:20:00 +0000 208531 at http://fleetowner.com Of Super Trucks and other envelope-pushing equipment http://fleetowner.com/equipment/super-trucks-and-other-envelope-pushing-equipment <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>A host of research projects, prototypes, and new forays into equipment design stepped out upon the trucking stage in 2016: everything from <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/self-driving-otto-truck-hauls-beer-itself#slide-0-field_images-204081">self-driving commercial vehicles</a> and <a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/us-xpress-add-nikola-s-hydrogen-electric-truck">fuel cell-fired tractors</a> to a new all-composite refrigerated trailer design.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/super-trucks-and-other-envelope-pushing-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/super-trucks-and-other-envelope-pushing-equipment#comments Equipment News Running Green Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:28:00 +0000 208501 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</p> ANG acquires Quester Fueling, Constellation CNG http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ang-acquires-quester-fueling-constellation-cng <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.americannaturalgas.com" target="_blank">American Natural Gas</a> (ANG), a distributor of alternative motor fuels announced it has acquired seven compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG) fueling stations in Indiana and Ohio via the acquisition of Constellation CNG, LLC, formerly a subsidiary of Constellation. ANG also announced it acquired Questar Fueling Company, a subsidiary of Questar Corporation, including its 11 CNG fueling stations in Arizona, Kansas, Texas, Utah, California, and Colorado. Financial terms were not disclosed.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ang-acquires-quester-fueling-constellation-cng" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ang-acquires-quester-fueling-constellation-cng#comments Blue Fleets News Running Green Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:57:00 +0000 208481 at http://fleetowner.com