Running Green en It Isn’t All About Devices <div class="field-deck"> Operational practices are important too </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Much of the work we do at Trucking Efficiency centers on technologies that can be added to trucks and trailers to make them more fuel efficient. But I was reminded by <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span>&rsquo;s Troy Clarke that fleets can look at things other than technology to make themselves more efficient.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management Running Green Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:28:00 +0000 201631 at Lightning Hybrids CEO responds to hybrid drive technology article <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><strong><em>Editor&rsquo;s note: The following is a letter to the editor submitted by Tim Reeser, CEO of Lightning Hybrids, in response to a recent powertrain column on hybrid drive technology.</em></strong></p> <p>In a recent column, Jack Roberts posed the question to Fleet Owner readers <a href="" target="_blank">&ldquo;Will your next powertrain feature hybrid drive technology?&rdquo;</a></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powertrain News Running Green Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:49:00 +0000 201521 at Electric Fuso Canter coming to U.S. in 2017 <div class="field-deck"> With new advances in battery technology, Daimler sees bright future for urban EV delivery trucks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>HANNOVER, GERMANY. Once skeptical about the practicality of electric-powered commercial vehicles, Daimler Trucks is now planning to bring the Fuso eCanter to the U.S. market next year and to follow with production of electric light trucks from its van group by 2018.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Running Green Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:58:00 +0000 201501 at Plasma and the next-generation of trailer aerodynamics <div class="field-deck"> Pressure Systems International invests in next-generation trailer aerodynamics </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>SAN ANTONIO. With a July announcement that it was investing in new aerodynamic technology being developed by Plasma Stream Technologies, Tim Musgrave and the Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) team began a new chapter for the company.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fuel News Running Green Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:38:00 +0000 201211 at Fleets See Big Savings <div class="field-deck"> Fleet Fuel Study show continued improvement despite lower diesel prices </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>I am very excited about the results of our latest <a href="">Fleet Fuel Study</a>. With data from the first full year with low diesel prices &mdash; $2.71 compared to $3.89 &mdash; the fleets in our study saw a 3% fuel economy improvement in 2015 compared to 2014. This is a big win because it means that they understand the importance of investing in the more than 70 technologies we have identified even if low fuel prices make payback periods longer.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management Running Green Technology Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:55:00 +0000 200561 at 100 trucking efficiency tips <div class="field-deck"> Celebrating my 100th column </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>This is the 100<sup>th</sup> blog I have written since Jim Mele first asked me to be one of the &ldquo;experts&rdquo; in <em>Fleet Owner&rsquo;s</em> IdeaXchange.&nbsp; So, I have compiled a list of 100 fuel efficiency facts, tips and best practices. &nbsp;Here we go!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Running Green Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:06:00 +0000 200191 at NGV milestones <div class="field-deck"> Fleets with a commitment to a lower carbon footprint </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">Natural gas</a></span> vehicle announcements from fleets reaching major milestones have become a near weekly occurrence. UPS announced that its fleet of over 7,000 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion mi., one year earlier than it set out, and has displaced over 12% of the conventional diesel it previously used.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Silver Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:48:00 +0000 200051 at Green Fleet of the Month: Fueling green <div class="field-deck"> Use of biodiesel keeps Illinois carrier ahead of the competition </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Sometimes lost in the land of alternative fuels, biodiesel remains a viable, and productive, fuel for many fleets looking to reduce their environmental footprint and expand their business relationships through cleaner vehicle options.</p> <p>That has been the case for Illinois- based G&amp;D Integrated. The for-hire carrier switched to biodiesel several years ago when its fuel supplier, Ag-Land FS Inc., made a recommendation.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fuel News Running Green Silver Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:42:00 +0000 200041 at Renewed charge <div class="field-deck"> Increasing interest in electricity is leading to new truck concepts </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>There was a time when electric trucks were all the rage. Everyone wanted one, it seemed. That was a long time ago&mdash;more than 100 years, in fact. Still, America&rsquo;s fascination with electric vehicles has remained. Throughout time, supporters have been telling anyone who will listen that the future is electric.</p> <p>It was 100 years ago, and it still is today. Funny thing about the future, though, is it never seems to arrive.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powertrain Equipment Fuel News Running Green Silver Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:29:00 +0000 200011 at Sometimes rules help <div class="field-deck"> Phase 2 GHG offers a clear outline for the future </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The future just got a bit clearer for anyone running trucks. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finally released the rules that will shape truck fuel economy through 2027, giving manufacturers and their engineers well-defined targets as they explore ways to push truck efficiency to some very high levels.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fleet Management News Running Green Silver Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:22:00 +0000 200001 at