Running Green http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en Fine-tune your engines for savings http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fine-tune-your-engines-savings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Engine manufacturers are working hard to make engines more fuel efficient. For instance, there are over 200 configurable parameters available to fleets to optimize engine performance based on usage, yet over 80% are sold with the default settings.</p> <p>Most fleets tell us they either don&rsquo;t believe that the &ldquo;fine-tuning&rdquo; of the parameter will make a huge difference and others tell us they didn&rsquo;t even know about this.</p> <p>Engine manufacturers are telling us that fine-tuning could bring up to 10-15% fuel savings.</p> <p>Are you in the 80 % or the 20%? Why?</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fine-tune-your-engines-savings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fine-tune-your-engines-savings#comments Equipment Fleet Management Running Green Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:03:00 +0000 135411 at http://fleetowner.com Environmental Sustainability: Burden or Opportunity for Trucking? http://fleetowner.com/running-green/environmental-sustainability-burden-or-opportunity-trucking <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Trucks are much cleaner than when I was a kid. As a parent now, I think that is very good news. Compared to a 1988 truck, new trucks have 95% fewer emissions of diesel particulate matter, which leads to asthma and respiratory illness, and nitrogen oxides (NOx), which form ozone.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/environmental-sustainability-burden-or-opportunity-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/environmental-sustainability-burden-or-opportunity-trucking#comments Equipment Running Green Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:16:00 +0000 135351 at http://fleetowner.com Fleet Owner launches online access to trucking experts http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-owner-launches-online-access-trucking-experts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new online community launched today by <a><em>Fleet Owner</em></a> gives its audience open access to a wide range of trucking industry experts. &nbsp;</p> <p>Featuring a revolving lineup of well-known industry figures, <a href="http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange">IdeaXchange</a> is designed to open valuable discussions between experts in many different areas of the industry and fleet executives and managers.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-owner-launches-online-access-trucking-experts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-owner-launches-online-access-trucking-experts#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Regulations Running Green Safety Technology Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:24:00 +0000 135321 at http://fleetowner.com Solving The Idling Problem http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/solving-idling-problem <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Each year U.S. fleets use about 3 billion gallons of diesel fuel idling. That equates to 8% of total fuel burned. &nbsp;Sadly as much as 2 billion gallons were unnecessarily used because the industry failed to take advantage of existing idle-reduction technology.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/solving-idling-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/solving-idling-problem#comments Fleet Management Running Green Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:50:00 +0000 135241 at http://fleetowner.com August 29, 2014: Gun battle during attempted heist; truck parking dispute; new drivers in hot demand http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-29-2014-gun-battle-during-attempted-heist-truck-parking-dispute-new-drivers- <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here is a look at what is trending today in the world of trucking.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-29-2014-gun-battle-during-attempted-heist-truck-parking-dispute-new-drivers-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-29-2014-gun-battle-during-attempted-heist-truck-parking-dispute-new-drivers-#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Safety Technology Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:59:00 +0000 135161 at http://fleetowner.com Maine dealer to distribute Idle Free Systems APU http://fleetowner.com/running-green/maine-dealer-distribute-idle-free-systems-apu <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://idlefreesystems.com/">Idle Free Systems</a> has signed an agreement with O&rsquo;Connor Motor Company to offer its Complete Electric Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Solution and its Heat System for Work Trucks. O&rsquo;Connor has locations in Portland and Augusta, Maine, and offers Hino, Isuzu, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/western-star-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Western Star</a></span> vehicles.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/maine-dealer-distribute-idle-free-systems-apu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/maine-dealer-distribute-idle-free-systems-apu#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:57:00 +0000 135141 at http://fleetowner.com August 28, 2014: Whistleblower violators on notice; LTL profits soar; YRC singing happy tunes in Memphis http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-28-2014-whistleblower-violators-notice-ltl-profits-soar-yrc-singing-happy-tu <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here&rsquo;s a look at what&rsquo;s trending around the trucking industry today:</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-28-2014-whistleblower-violators-notice-ltl-profits-soar-yrc-singing-happy-tu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-28-2014-whistleblower-violators-notice-ltl-profits-soar-yrc-singing-happy-tu#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Regulations Running Green Technology Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:36:00 +0000 135011 at http://fleetowner.com TruStar Energy to build CNG station for All Waste http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trustar-energy-build-cng-station-all-waste <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>TruStar Energy has been awarded a contract by All Waste to <a href="http://www.trustarenergy.com">design and build a new compressed natural gas</a> (CNG) fueling station for the refuse hauler.</p> <p>The station will be built in Hartford, CT, to support All Waste&rsquo;s fleet, which currently includes 14 CNG trucks with 10 more on order. The time-fill station should be complete by the end of the year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trustar-energy-build-cng-station-all-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trustar-energy-build-cng-station-all-waste#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fuel News Running Green Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:28:00 +0000 134971 at http://fleetowner.com Peterbilt offers more compact battery boxes on Model 579 for SmartAir system http://fleetowner.com/running-green/peterbilt-offers-more-compact-battery-boxes-model-579-smartair-system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/peterbilt-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Peterbilt</a></span> Motors Co. is now offering a compact space-saver battery box on its Model 579 for use with the no-idle SmartAir system.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/peterbilt-offers-more-compact-battery-boxes-model-579-smartair-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/peterbilt-offers-more-compact-battery-boxes-model-579-smartair-system#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:26:00 +0000 134951 at http://fleetowner.com Fueling infrastructure remains obstacle to natural gas expansion http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fueling-infrastructure-remains-obstacle-natural-gas-expansion <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Establishing a broader national refueling network for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> vehicles &ndash; especially those operating on compressed natural gas (CNG) &ndash; is being increasingly viewed as the key &ldquo;ingredient&rdquo; to spurring wider adoption of that alternative fuel by commercial fleet operations.</p> <p>To that end, <a href="http://www.gefleet.com/"><u>GE Capital Fleet Services</u></a> (GECFS) recently forged agreement with <a href="http://www.vng.co/"><u>VNG.co</u></a> to support the expansion of the CNG refueling infrastructure for light-duty fleet vehicles.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fueling-infrastructure-remains-obstacle-natural-gas-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fueling-infrastructure-remains-obstacle-natural-gas-expansion#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:24:00 +0000 134941 at http://fleetowner.com