Running Green http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en Expanding the Scope http://fleetowner.com/running-green/expanding-scope <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Normally when you hear the term scope creep you think of it as a negative. A project that has grown and grown outside its initial parameters. When that happens more resources, more time and more money are needed to complete the project</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/expanding-scope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/expanding-scope#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:24:00 +0000 148691 at http://fleetowner.com Can natural gas remain a viable transport fuel? http://fleetowner.com/running-green/can-natural-gas-remain-viable-transport-fuel <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>While falling energy prices are currently discouraging buyers of trucking equipment from incurring the incremental capital costs associated with compress <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered units, many industry experts still feel that natural gas still remains a very viable replacement for diesel fuel from a long-term perspective.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/can-natural-gas-remain-viable-transport-fuel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/can-natural-gas-remain-viable-transport-fuel#comments Equipment News Running Green Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:01:00 +0000 148381 at http://fleetowner.com Winter Does Not Have To Mean Idling http://fleetowner.com/running-green/winter-does-not-have-mean-idling <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Winter and idling seem to go hand in hand. I was reminded of this recently when I was reading the <em>Chicago Tribune</em> and saw an article titled &ldquo;No need to idle in cold.&rdquo; The article talked about the fact that people believe they need to warm up their cars in winter before they drive. It went on to point out that this was a misconception and in fact because of technologies like electronic fuel injectors warming up was unnecessary. The article also pointed out the obvious negatives of idling: wasting fuel and discharging greenhouse gas emissions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/winter-does-not-have-mean-idling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/winter-does-not-have-mean-idling#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:42:00 +0000 147881 at http://fleetowner.com CARB certifies Roush CleanTech retrofits http://fleetowner.com/running-green/carb-certifies-roush-cleantech-retrofits <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has issued certifications for <a href="http://thesalesnetworkinc.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?Data=HHL%3d%3f2%3b8%3f%26JDG%3c%3d2%3c081.LP%3f%40083%3a&amp;RE=MC&amp;RI=3773955&amp;Preview=False&amp;DistributionActionID=13506&amp;Action=Follow+Link">Roush CleanTech</a> retrofit systems for <a href="http://thesalesnetworkinc.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?Data=HHL%3d%3f2%3b8%3f%26JDG%3c%3d2%3c081.LP%3f%40083%3a&amp;RE=MC&amp;RI=3773955&amp;Preview=False&amp;DistributionActionID=13507&amp;Action=Follow+Link">all Ford 6.8L vehicles</a>, model-years 2012 to </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/carb-certifies-roush-cleantech-retrofits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/carb-certifies-roush-cleantech-retrofits#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:12:00 +0000 147831 at http://fleetowner.com Kinetics Hybrid system now part of Drive Clean Chicago voucher program http://fleetowner.com/running-green/kinetics-hybrid-system-now-part-drive-clean-chicago-voucher-program <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Crosspoint Kinetics said that its <a href="http://crosspointkinetics.com/">Kinetics Hybrid electric hybrid system</a> has been approved for inclusion in the Drive Clean Chicago &ldquo;fleet-greening&rdquo; program.</p> <p>Owners and operators of Class 3-7 bus and light truck fleets that run in the Chicago area can now get up to 80% of the Kinetics Hybrid cost reimbursed as part of an ongoing initiative to reduce noxious emissions in the region, the company said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/kinetics-hybrid-system-now-part-drive-clean-chicago-voucher-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/kinetics-hybrid-system-now-part-drive-clean-chicago-voucher-program#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:41:00 +0000 147731 at http://fleetowner.com GM's new electric propulsion offerings http://fleetowner.com/running-green/gms-new-electric-propulsion-offerings <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>At the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI, General Motors unveiled its latest &#39;electric propulsion&#39; offerings: the new all-electric Chevrolet Bolt concept vehicle and an updated version of the Chevrolet Volt hybrid sedan. <em>All photos from GM</em>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/gms-new-electric-propulsion-offerings#comments Equipment News Running Green Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:04:00 +0000 147491 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The new all-electric Chevy Bolt.</p> ECTs: A Solution for the Driver Shortage http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ects-solution-driver-shortage <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Automated manual transmissions lead to a 1-3% improvement in fuel economy, according to our recently released <a href="http://carbonwarroom.com/news/2014/12/21/report-new-trucking-confidence-report-released-transmissions">Confidence Report on electronically controlled transmissions</a>, but maybe even more important is their ability to help solve the industry&rsquo;s driver shortage.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ects-solution-driver-shortage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ects-solution-driver-shortage#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:17:00 +0000 147381 at http://fleetowner.com Self-driving truck: Addressing liability http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/self-driving-truck-addressing-liability <div class="field-deck"> When it comes to driverless vehicle technology, OEMs face the greatest liability threat </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>If an autonomous or driverless vehicle is involved in a crash, who&mdash;or perhaps more precisely what&mdash;is held liable?&nbsp; Fleet managers will have many a sleepless night trying to come up with an answer.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/self-driving-truck-addressing-liability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/self-driving-truck-addressing-liability#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Running Green Technology Silver Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19:02:00 +0000 146991 at http://fleetowner.com The self-driving truck: The human factor http://fleetowner.com/equipment/self-driving-truck-human-factor <div class="field-deck"> Self-driving trucks will roll only if people buy into the technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Time waits for no man. But technology must&mdash;especially when it&rsquo;s poised to deliver radical change to an entire industry. To be sure, self-driving truck technology will only move forward as fast as fleet owners and other trucking stakeholders welcome it. And that will take time.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/self-driving-truck-human-factor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/self-driving-truck-human-factor#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Silver Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:45:00 +0000 146981 at http://fleetowner.com Dressed for efficiency http://fleetowner.com/running-green/dressed-efficiency <div class="field-deck"> Uniform and linen supply company explores proper fit for alternative power </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A&nbsp; little here and a little there adds up to a lot of improved fuel economy and emissions cuts. Uniform and linen supply company AmeriPride Services is taking that approach with its 1,900-vehicle fleet as it begins to dip its toes into the world of alternative power.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/dressed-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/dressed-efficiency#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Silver Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:24:00 +0000 146961 at http://fleetowner.com