Running Green http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en The promise of DME as a vehicle fuel takes a step closer to reality http://fleetowner.com/blog/promise-dme-vehicle-fuel-takes-step-closer-reality <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The viability of yet another alternative fuel option &ndash; as if fleet managers need more choices in an already crowded field of choices &ndash; moved a step closer to reality yesterday when the state of California approved the use of dimethyl ether (DME) as an on-road fuel.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucking-straight-talk">Trucking Straight Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/promise-dme-vehicle-fuel-takes-step-closer-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/promise-dme-vehicle-fuel-takes-step-closer-reality#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Trucking Straight Talk Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:54:00 +0000 152061 at http://fleetowner.com amp Trillium opens Jacksonville CNG station http://fleetowner.com/running-green/amp-trillium-opens-jacksonville-cng-station <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new public-access compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> fueling station has opened in Jacksonville, FL by <a href="http://www.ampcng.com/">amp Trillium</a>, the joint venture of <a href="http://ampcng.com/">ampCNG</a> and <a href="http://www.trilliumcng.com/">Trillium CNG</a>.</p> <p>The station will service Champion Brands Incorporated&rsquo;s (CBI) fleet as well as the public. It is located off of Highway 1 near the intersection of Interstates 295 and 95 in Jacksonville&rsquo;s Southside Industrial Park.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/amp-trillium-opens-jacksonville-cng-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/amp-trillium-opens-jacksonville-cng-station#comments Blue Fleets Equipment News Running Green Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:00:00 +0000 152011 at http://fleetowner.com Should your fleet go blue? http://fleetowner.com/should-your-fleet-go-blue <div class="node-body link-body"><div></div>If you have been thinking about adding <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> vehicles to your operation, this free, on-demand webinar is for you. It is designed to offer an in-depth look at the real nuts and bolts of operating natural gas vehicles—from purchase to resale. Presented by Fleet Owner and ACT Expo and sponsored by Ryder. </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/should-your-fleet-go-blue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Running Green Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:53:00 +0000 151911 at http://fleetowner.com Webasto products offered as production line options on Cascadia, Cascadia Evolution http://fleetowner.com/running-green/webasto-products-offered-production-line-options-cascadia-cascadia-evolution <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Webasto announced that its <a href="http://octanevtm.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?Data=HHL%3d%3a455.CP%3f%40282%3c161.LP%3f%40083%3a&amp;RE=MC&amp;RI=3672019&amp;Preview=False&amp;DistributionActionID=85&amp;Action=Follow+Link">Webasto Air Top 2000 ST bunk air heater</a> with SmarTemp control is now an available option for production-line installation on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span> Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution models.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/webasto-products-offered-production-line-options-cascadia-cascadia-evolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/webasto-products-offered-production-line-options-cascadia-cascadia-evolution#comments Equipment News Running Green Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:59:00 +0000 151671 at http://fleetowner.com OEMs not giving up on electric vehicles http://fleetowner.com/equipment/oems-not-giving-electric-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Despite a nearly 10-month decline in U.S. fuel prices &ndash; though <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/fuel-prices-stay-upward-path">that&rsquo;s changed of late</a> &ndash; and typically higher sticker prices when compared to their petroleum-powered brethren, automakers are not giving up on all-electric (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/oems-not-giving-electric-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/oems-not-giving-electric-vehicles#comments Equipment News Running Green Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:11:00 +0000 151661 at http://fleetowner.com <p>GM&#39;s Alan Batey recently noted the OEM is committing $200 million to take its Bolt EV concept into full production.</p> Trillium CNG inks deal with California waste management district http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trillium-cng-inks-deal-california-waste-management-district <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.trilliumcng.com/">Trillium CNG</a> and the Monterey Regional Waste Management District in California have signed a letter of agreement for a new compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG) refueling station. Trillium will build, own and operate the station, to be built at the Monterey Regional Environmental in Marina, CA, for the district&rsquo;s 50 CNG refuse trucks.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trillium-cng-inks-deal-california-waste-management-district" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trillium-cng-inks-deal-california-waste-management-district#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fuel News Running Green Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:39:00 +0000 151561 at http://fleetowner.com Step Outside http://fleetowner.com/running-green/step-outside <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Once we find something that works, we all get comfortable doing it the same way time and time and time again. It&rsquo;s the old &ldquo;if it ain&rsquo;t broke, don&rsquo;t fix it&rdquo; attitude.</p> <p>I&rsquo;m fairly certain that idea, along with &ldquo;out of sight, out of mind&rdquo; is what&rsquo;s going on when it comes to electronic engine parameters. Parameter settings are not something you can actually see, so it&rsquo;s easy to forget about them, I suppose.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/step-outside" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/step-outside#comments News Running Green Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:54:00 +0000 151511 at http://fleetowner.com Nopetro building CNG station in Central Florida http://fleetowner.com/running-green/nopetro-building-cng-station-central-florida <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.nopetro.com/">Nopetro</a> will build and operate a compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> fueling station for the <a href="http://golynx.com/">Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority</a> (LYNX).</p> <p>Nopetro will also provide improvements to a maintenance facility and convert the public bus fleet to CNG.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/nopetro-building-cng-station-central-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/nopetro-building-cng-station-central-florida#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:21:00 +0000 151471 at http://fleetowner.com TMC panels offer advice for fleet sustainability strategies http://fleetowner.com/running-green/tmc-panels-offer-advice-fleet-sustainability-strategies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The challenges and opportunities afforded by implementing &ldquo;green&rdquo; fleet strategies were addressed in several technician sessions at the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/nashville-ice-doesn-t-dampen-outlook-tmc">2015 Technology &amp; Maintenance Council (TMC) annual meeting</a> held this week in Nashville, TN&mdash;with several speakers indicating that &ldquo;going green&rdquo; is may become almost unavoidable down the road in trucking.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/tmc-panels-offer-advice-fleet-sustainability-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/tmc-panels-offer-advice-fleet-sustainability-strategies#comments Equipment News Running Green Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:32:00 +0000 151371 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Trimac&#39;s Randy Tumbarello (<em>standing</em>) guided a wide-ranging fleet sustainability panel at TMC.</p> Lightning Hybrids shows step van with hybrid system http://fleetowner.com/running-green/lightning-hybrids-shows-step-van-hybrid-system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.lightninghybrids.com/">Lightning Hybrids</a> showed off its hybrid system with brake regeneration technology this week at the <a href="http://southshorecleancities.org/events/Annual_Meeting.php">South Shore Clean Cities</a> annual meeting in Merrillville, IN. The <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 featured a Morgan Olson Route Star walk-in van body.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/lightning-hybrids-shows-step-van-hybrid-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/lightning-hybrids-shows-step-van-hybrid-system#comments Equipment News Running Green Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:46:00 +0000 151321 at http://fleetowner.com