Running Green http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en Analysis: During low oil prices, fleets with own CNG still saved http://fleetowner.com/running-green/analysis-during-low-oil-prices-fleets-own-cng-still-saved <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The price of crude oil, and by extension gasoline and diesel, dipped lower and lower before just recently starting to climb again. An analysis finds fleets using <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> could save money all along — if they were getting their fuel a certain way.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/analysis-during-low-oil-prices-fleets-own-cng-still-saved" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/analysis-during-low-oil-prices-fleets-own-cng-still-saved#comments Blue Fleets Fleet Management News Running Green Fri, 27 May 2016 14:01:00 +0000 192581 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A Peterbilt day cab equipped to run on compressed natural gas (CNG).</p> Aaron Marsh/Fleet Owner Mack to demonstrate zero-emission capable drayage trucks http://fleetowner.com/running-green/mack-demonstrate-zero-emission-capable-drayage-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.macktrucks.com/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-trucks-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack Trucks</a></span></font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> will demonstrate two zero-emission capable Class 8 drayage trucks as part of a California-based heavy-duty truck development project designed to help reduce air pollution at freight-intensive locations throughout the state.</font></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/mack-demonstrate-zero-emission-capable-drayage-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/mack-demonstrate-zero-emission-capable-drayage-trucks#comments Equipment News Running Green Thu, 26 May 2016 14:05:00 +0000 192471 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Mack Trucks will demonstrate two zero-emission capable Class 8 drayage trucks as part of a South Coast Air Quality Management District project funded by a $23.6 million grant from the State of California. Mack will use knowledge gained from the development of its plug-in hybrid electric drayage trucks, including the truck above, which was recently shown at ACT Expo 2016.</p> Livonia CNG station open http://fleetowner.com/running-green/livonia-cng-station-open <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="https://www.consumersenergy.com/default.aspx"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">Consumers Energy</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> has opened a 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 station in Livonia, MI. The CNG station is open to the public and provides access to all vehicles sizes, trucks and busses.</font></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/livonia-cng-station-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/livonia-cng-station-open#comments Blue Fleets News Running Green Tue, 24 May 2016 14:51:00 +0000 192311 at http://fleetowner.com Sleeper Or Day Cab: Aero Matters http://fleetowner.com/running-green/sleeper-or-day-cab-aero-matters <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Aerodynamics matter. They absolutely matter for sleeper tractors, and hats off to the truck makers because when it comes to tractor aero they know what they are doing. Today&rsquo;s tractors are sleek designs that slice through the air effortlessly.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/sleeper-or-day-cab-aero-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/sleeper-or-day-cab-aero-matters#comments Equipment Running Green Tue, 24 May 2016 13:17:00 +0000 192221 at http://fleetowner.com ANG acquires two CNG stations http://fleetowner.com/fuel/ang-acquires-two-cng-stations <div class="field-deck"> Stations will be ANG’s first locations in Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.americannaturalgas.com/" target="_blank"><u>American <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Natural Gas</a></span></u></a> (ANG), a distributor of alternative motor fuels, announced that it has acquired two public compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations from an affiliate of Southwestern Energy Company in Conway and Damascus, AR. Service at both stations will continue uninterrupted as ownership and operations responsibilities shift to ANG, according to the company.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/ang-acquires-two-cng-stations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/ang-acquires-two-cng-stations#comments Blue Fleets Fuel News Running Green Mon, 23 May 2016 12:24:00 +0000 192131 at http://fleetowner.com Peapod adds hydraulic hybrids to its fleet http://fleetowner.com/running-green/peapod-adds-hydraulic-hybrids-its-fleet <div class="field-deck"> Hybrid walk-in vans the latest alternative propulsion technology deployed in the Midwest fleet of the online grocery delivery company. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://www.peapod.com/site/companyPages/our-company-overview.jsp">Peapod LLC</a> added two gasoline-powered Workhorse walk-in delivery vans equipped with the <a href="http://lightninghybrids.com/">Lightning Hybrids</a> energy recovery system (ERS) to its Midwest fleet of 130 vehicles this week; the latest alternative propulsion venture for the online grocery delivery company.</p> <p>&ldquo;Peapod, by design, is a green company,&rdquo; noted Claudia Fikert, transportation fleet administrator of the Midwest region for Peapod, in a statement.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/peapod-adds-hydraulic-hybrids-its-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/peapod-adds-hydraulic-hybrids-its-fleet#comments Equipment News Running Green Fri, 20 May 2016 20:26:00 +0000 192101 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Peapod&#39;s Midwest fleet of 130 vehicles operates from four locations and serves three states: Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Green Drives event highlights advantages of alternative propulsion http://fleetowner.com/running-green/green-drives-event-highlights-advantages-alternative-propulsion <div class="field-deck"> Three Midwest Clean Cities groups host regional expo to promote alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) usage. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Over 200 fleet managers, corporate executives, alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) suppliers, and clean energy experts descended on <a href="http://chicagocleancities.org/event/green-drives-2016/">2016 Green Drives Convention and Expo</a> held this week at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) conference center in Naperville, IL.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/green-drives-event-highlights-advantages-alternative-propulsion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/green-drives-event-highlights-advantages-alternative-propulsion#comments Equipment News Running Green Fri, 20 May 2016 14:43:00 +0000 192081 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Midwestern construction giant Ozinga brought several of its AFVs to the Green Drives event; including a natural gas-powered Kenworth T800 concrete mixer seen in the background. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> The 2016 Green Drives Conference http://fleetowner.com/running-green/2016-green-drives-conference <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The 2016 Green Drives Conference and Expo - the fifth such annual event co-hosted by the Chicago, Wisconsin and South Shore Clean Cities groups - displayed a host of alternatively-powered trucks and cars at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) Conference Center in Naperville, IL. Over 200 fleets managers representing commercial, government, and municipal operations, along with vehicle suppliers, fuel providers, and c;ean energy experts attended the one-day event to get a hands-on look at some of the latest technologies being deployed in the alternative fuel vehicle arena.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/2016-green-drives-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/2016-green-drives-conference#comments Equipment News Running Green Fri, 20 May 2016 12:02:00 +0000 192001 at http://fleetowner.com Specialty (and odd) fleet vehicles and equipment http://fleetowner.com/equipment/specialty-and-odd-fleet-vehicles-and-equipment <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Outside of your more typical medium-duty and heavy trucks you'll find in fleets and trucking, the NYC Fleet Show is a great place to catch some oddities. What better setting than the site of two World's Fairs last century?</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/specialty-and-odd-fleet-vehicles-and-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/specialty-and-odd-fleet-vehicles-and-equipment#comments Equipment News Running Green Mon, 16 May 2016 14:12:00 +0000 191651 at http://fleetowner.com Sun’s Shining on Lightweighting http://fleetowner.com/running-green/sun-s-shining-lightweighting <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>There have been a lot of new developments in the area of lightweighting these past few months.</p> <p>Wabash National announced a prototype of a lightweight and thermally efficient composite trailer. In development for three years, the goal was to increase the payload of refrigerated loads and that gets the payload capacity closer to that of a dry van. While Phase 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions regulations were not the driving force behind this project, the company hopes that the change in material will have a positive impact on meeting the new regulatory requirements.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/sun-s-shining-lightweighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/sun-s-shining-lightweighting#comments Equipment Running Green Mon, 16 May 2016 13:08:00 +0000 191471 at http://fleetowner.com