Running Green http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en ACT: Natural gas truck sales remain sluggish http://fleetowner.com/running-green/act-natural-gas-truck-sales-remain-sluggish <div class="field-deck"> Low diesel prices making ROI period too long, firm says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Sales of Class 8 trucks powered by <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> in both the U.S. and improved modestly in February yet remain sluggish, according to data tracked by consulting firm <a href="http://www.actresearch.net/">ACT Research Co.</a>, largely due to low diesel prices, which is making the return on investment (ROI) less lucrative for fleets.</p> <p>&ldquo;With the fuel price differential continuing to narrow, the ROI to convert from diesel to natural gas is moving in the wrong direction. Payback periods are lengthening,&rdquo; noted Ken Vieth, ACT&rsquo;s GM and senior partner, in a statement.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/act-natural-gas-truck-sales-remain-sluggish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/act-natural-gas-truck-sales-remain-sluggish#comments News Running Green Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:08:00 +0000 189341 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Despite a 3% month-to-month uptick in orders for Class 8 natural gas-fired units in February, year-to-date volumes are 14% below 2015 and year-over-year sales are down 25%. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Clearing Up Some GHG Myths http://fleetowner.com/running-green/clearing-some-ghg-myths <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>I have been out and about quite a bit in the last several months. And in addition to talking with folks about improving miles per gallon, I have also been chatting with them about the proposed Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 regulations. What I&rsquo;ve found is that while a lot of people are fairly knowledgeable on the subject there are some misperceptions out there.</p> <p><strong>Myth #1:</strong> Waste recovery heat is a mandatory technology.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/clearing-some-ghg-myths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/clearing-some-ghg-myths#comments Equipment Fuel Running Green Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:08:00 +0000 188871 at http://fleetowner.com As fast as fast can http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fast-fast-can <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>They said they could do it faster. At the NTEA Work Truck Show, Alliance AutoGas technicians Stephen Holland and Stacey Snyder installed Alliance&rsquo;s conversion system on a bi-fuel 2016 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> F-150 with a 3.5L V6. It can take up to seven hours for a typical installation, but what if you don&rsquo;t have that long? Call Holland and Snyder, who finished in a record time of just 1:32:25.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fast-fast-can#comments Equipment News Running Green Silver Thu, 07 Apr 2016 19:12:00 +0000 188691 at http://fleetowner.com Green Fleet of the Year: NYC Fleet http://fleetowner.com/running-green/green-fleet-year-nyc-fleet <div class="field-deck"> The nation’s largest municipal fleet sets clear path toward unprecedented sustainability </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>From the city that never sleeps comes sustainability that never rests. New York City, long one of the nation&rsquo;s leaders when it comes to fleet sustainability efforts, is pushing the envelope on its green fleet efforts further than ever before.</p> <p>The New York City Fleet (NYC Fleet), though, is not one operation. It is not a collection of refuse trucks that adopt <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> fueling. It is not just a municipal police force running hybrid technologies. And it is not only a heavy-duty truck fleet filling up on biodiesel. It is all of these &hellip; and so much more.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/green-fleet-year-nyc-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/green-fleet-year-nyc-fleet#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Silver Thu, 07 Apr 2016 18:18:00 +0000 188601 at http://fleetowner.com The largest clean fleet event http://fleetowner.com/running-green/largest-clean-fleet-event <div class="field-deck"> ACT Expo is a one-stop shop for all alternative fuels and weight classes </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>As we head into our sixth annual ACT Expo, we have seen petroleum prices plummet around the globe; however, we have continued to see tremendous momentum with the nation&rsquo;s leading fleet operators continuing to push the envelope with advanced clean transportation fuels and technologies.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/largest-clean-fleet-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/largest-clean-fleet-event#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Silver Thu, 07 Apr 2016 18:08:00 +0000 188591 at http://fleetowner.com Focus on Inflation http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/focus-inflation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It seems like every other press conference at the recent TMC meeting had something to do with tires, the importance of proper tire inflation and ways to make sure tires were running at optimal inflation pressures.</p> <p>Dana Holding Corp. recently published a White Paper, Optimized Tire-Pressure Management, that it says offers &ldquo;solutions to increase safety, reduce cost for fleets, and support evolving fuel economy regulations.&rdquo; The company says it is working on a system that will be available in 2017 that will feature both inflate and deflate capabilities.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/focus-inflation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/focus-inflation#comments Maintenance Running Green Mon, 04 Apr 2016 13:31:00 +0000 188221 at http://fleetowner.com Idle Free APU now offering option to tap into reefer power http://fleetowner.com/running-green/idle-free-apu-now-offering-option-tap-reefer-power <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE. Phillips &amp; Temro may not be a name many people know, but the chances are good that you may use one of their products. The company, based in Eden Prairie, MN, is known for making engine block heaters. A little over two years ago the company went on a buying spree, picking up fuel and hydraulic warming manufacturer Arctic Fox and shortly thereafter purchased Idle Free, a maker of auxiliary power units (APU).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/idle-free-apu-now-offering-option-tap-reefer-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/idle-free-apu-now-offering-option-tap-reefer-power#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Fri, 01 Apr 2016 17:18:00 +0000 188101 at http://fleetowner.com Big fuel savings possible, company promises http://fleetowner.com/fuel/big-fuel-savings-possible-company-promises <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE. A relatively new company on the scene is promising big fuel savings for relatively low cost &ndash; if truckers and fleets just give them a try.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ng1techflo.com/">NG1 Technologies</a> is at the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/home-page-mid-america?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list">Mid-America Trucking Show</a></span> this week touting its TechFlo product. According to Dustin Nord, chief technology officer and developer of the product, trucks using his system can see fuel savings of 12-14%. And before you dismiss that as fool&rsquo;s gold, Nord said he has documented data to prove the results.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/big-fuel-savings-possible-company-promises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/big-fuel-savings-possible-company-promises#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Fri, 01 Apr 2016 02:02:00 +0000 187981 at http://fleetowner.com New partnership expands Gain Clean Fuel network in Alabama http://fleetowner.com/running-green/new-partnership-expands-gain-clean-fuel-network-alabama <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">A new </font><a href="http://www.usgain.com/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Gain Clean Fuel</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG) station is now open for carriers in Dothan, Alabama. U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture, Inc. partnered with Corridor Clean Fuels (CCF) to co-brand the existing CCF station located at 735 Ross Clark Circle along Highway 431.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/new-partnership-expands-gain-clean-fuel-network-alabama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/new-partnership-expands-gain-clean-fuel-network-alabama#comments Blue Fleets News Running Green Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:31:00 +0000 187561 at http://fleetowner.com Agility awarded new CNG contract from UPS http://fleetowner.com/fuel/agility-awarded-new-cng-contract-ups <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.agilityfuelsystems.com/" target="_blank"><u>Agility Fuel Systems</u></a> announced that UPS has ordered Agility&#39;s new Behind-the-Cab CNG fuel systems for delivery in the third quarter of 2016. With this new order, UPS will be operating over 1,700 heavy duty trucks equipped with Agility <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> fuel systems, the company said.</p> <p>According to Agility, its fuel system fits up to six inches closer to the cab for improved aerodynamics and leaving more available rail space for transporting freight.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/agility-awarded-new-cng-contract-ups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/agility-awarded-new-cng-contract-ups#comments Blue Fleets Fuel News Running Green Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:32:00 +0000 186771 at http://fleetowner.com