Running Green http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en Make Drivers a Part of Your Fuel Efficiency Efforts http://fleetowner.com/running-green/make-drivers-part-your-fuel-efficiency-efforts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Drivers have a significant impact on the overall fuel consumption of the trucks they drive. Some say as much as 30 percent.</p> <p>So developing a culture of fuel efficiency, as one fleet executive called it during our recent Trucking Efficiency Workshop in Indianapolis, is an important step for your fleet. And it starts at the top of the organization.&nbsp; For success, fleet owners and top managers must make a commitment to fuel efficiency and then spread that message throughout their entire organization.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/make-drivers-part-your-fuel-efficiency-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/make-drivers-part-your-fuel-efficiency-efforts#comments News Running Green Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:39:00 +0000 143561 at http://fleetowner.com New York grocer converts entire fleet to CNG vehicles http://fleetowner.com/running-green/new-york-grocer-converts-entire-fleet-cng-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.topsmarkets.com/#!prettyPhoto">Tops Friendly Markets</a> is converting its entire vehicle fleet to compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span>. The company, which services grocery stores in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, will leased the vehicles under a full-service lease from <a href="http://www.ryder.com/">Ryder System</a>.</p> <p>The trucks are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3,138 tons annually and expected to save Tops more than 50% of its fuel costs annually through a reduction of 1.2 million gals. of diesel fuel consumption.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/new-york-grocer-converts-entire-fleet-cng-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/new-york-grocer-converts-entire-fleet-cng-vehicles#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fuel News Running Green Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:12:00 +0000 143501 at http://fleetowner.com Fuel Efficiency and the Driver Shortage http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fuel-efficiency-and-driver-shortage <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Go to any trucking industry event and you are bound to hear about the driver shortage. There&rsquo;s no escaping the fact that a lack of drivers is one of the top concerns of fleet owners and managers.</p> <p>According to the American Trucking Associations, we are short about 35,000 drivers today, and that number could grow to 240,000 by 2020.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fuel-efficiency-and-driver-shortage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fuel-efficiency-and-driver-shortage#comments News Running Green Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:13:00 +0000 143191 at http://fleetowner.com Trillium CNG opens station in Louisiana http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trillium-cng-opens-station-louisiana <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Trillium CNG has opened a public access <a href="http://www.trilliumcng.com/">compressed natural gas fueling station</a> in Monroe, LA. The station, which is capable of servicing Class 8 tractor-trailers, is located at the E-Z Mart Convenience Store and Truck Stop at 338 Highway 594 in Monroe, just off Interstate 20.</p> <p>The CNG station is solely owned and operated by Trillium CNG and is part of an agreement with E-Z Mart Stores, Inc. It will serve as the primary CNG fueling station for Paper Transport, Inc.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trillium-cng-opens-station-louisiana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trillium-cng-opens-station-louisiana#comments Blue Fleets Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:39:00 +0000 143141 at http://fleetowner.com Alternative propulsion still seen as attractive to trucking http://fleetowner.com/running-green/alternative-propulsion-still-seen-attractive-trucking <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The recent decision by Miami-Dade County, FL, to purchase 29 additional hybrid trucks for its refuse fleet &ndash; bringing the total number of such units it operates up to 64 &ndash; is an indication at least to some experts that alternative propulsion options will remain attractive to truck-based firms despite the current low price of diesel fuel.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/alternative-propulsion-still-seen-attractive-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/alternative-propulsion-still-seen-attractive-trucking#comments Equipment News Running Green Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:25:00 +0000 142881 at http://fleetowner.com An AutoCar E3 refuse truck equipped with Parker Hannifin's RunWise system. Gain Clean Fuel to open 5 CNG stations for C.A.T. http://fleetowner.com/running-green/gain-clean-fuel-open-5-cng-stations-cat <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.cat.ca/en/home.asp">C.A.T.</a> (formerly Canadian American Transportation C.A.T.) will operate over 100 compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> vehicles in North America, fueling those vehicles through five new Gain Clean Fuel CNG stations built by <a href="http://www.usoil.com/">U.S. Oil</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>C.A.T. recently announced it will acquire 100 Ryder CNG sleeper tractors. The Gain stations will be located in Toronto, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; Laredo, Texas; Charlotte, NC; and Scranton, PA.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/gain-clean-fuel-open-5-cng-stations-cat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/gain-clean-fuel-open-5-cng-stations-cat#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fuel News Running Green Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:38:00 +0000 142781 at http://fleetowner.com AmeriPride takes delivery of hydraulic hybrid http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ameripride-takes-delivery-hydraulic-hybrid <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Uniform and linen supply company <a href="http://www.ameripride.com/">AmeriPride Services</a> has taken deliver y of a hydraulic hybrid truck.</p> <p>The truck, a 2014 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> F-59 chassis with a <a href="http://www.morganolson.com/">Morgan Olson</a> Route Star walk-in van body and <a href="http://www.lightninghybrids.com/">Lightning Hybrids</a> hydraulic hybrid system, will be put into delivery service at an AmeriPride location in Toronto, Ontario.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ameripride-takes-delivery-hydraulic-hybrid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ameripride-takes-delivery-hydraulic-hybrid#comments Equipment News Running Green Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:44:00 +0000 142631 at http://fleetowner.com ACT Expo, Trucking Efficiency to expand partnership http://fleetowner.com/running-green/act-expo-trucking-efficiency-expand-partnership <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The 2015 <a href="http://www.actexpo.com/">Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo</a> will feature a focus on trucking efficiency through an expanded partnership with <a href="http://truckingefficiency.org/">Trucking Efficiency</a>.</p> <p>Trucking Efficiency is a joint effort between the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Carbon War Room (CWR). It is an industry collaboration that aims to double the freight efficiency of North American goods movement. &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/act-expo-trucking-efficiency-expand-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/act-expo-trucking-efficiency-expand-partnership#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fleet Management News Running Green Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:33:00 +0000 142611 at http://fleetowner.com Amp charges into electric trucks, delivery drones http://fleetowner.com/running-green/amp-charges-electric-trucks-delivery-drones <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Since its purchase of the Workhorse brand from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span> in late 2012, Amp Holding, parent company of Amp Trucks, has been working towards electrifying the step van chassis. With the announcement on Wednesday that a &ldquo;major transportation company&rdquo; had ordered 18 of its all-electric Workhorse E-100 walk-in vans, that process is taking its next steps. But it&rsquo;s not just in the electric truck market that Amp wants to play, the company is also looking to become a provider of delivery drones.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/amp-charges-electric-trucks-delivery-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/amp-charges-electric-trucks-delivery-drones#comments Equipment News Running Green Technology Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:47:00 +0000 142521 at http://fleetowner.com EVO Trillium opens CNG station in Arizona to serve Swift Transportation, Sheehy Express http://fleetowner.com/running-green/evo-trillium-opens-cng-station-arizona-serve-swift-transportation-sheehy-express <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>EVO Trillium has opened a new <a href="http://www.evocng.com/">compressed natural gas fueling station</a> in Tolleson, AZ, to serve vehicles from <a href="http://www.swifttrans.com">Swift Transportation</a> and Sheehy Express. The station will also be open 24 hours a day to the public.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/evo-trillium-opens-cng-station-arizona-serve-swift-transportation-sheehy-express" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/evo-trillium-opens-cng-station-arizona-serve-swift-transportation-sheehy-express#comments Blue Fleets Equipment News Running Green Silver Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:45:00 +0000 142501 at http://fleetowner.com