Running Green en Get Out – Others Can Help <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It is so easy to get lethargic doing these hot, steamy days of summer. We all slow down and take things at a more laid back pace.&nbsp; Slowing down is fine, but we can&rsquo;t completely stop. We have to at least look out ahead and make some plans for when the weather cools off.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management Running Green Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:04:00 +0000 196241 at Love’s adds CNG to Oklahoma travel stop <div class="field-deck"> Station in Guthrie is the fourth compressed natural gas location on I-35 </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Professional drivers and motorists have a new <a href="">compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling option</a> in Guthrie, OK, Love&rsquo;s Travel Stops announced. The Love&rsquo;s Travel Stop in Guthrie, located on the east side of Interstate 35, Exit 157, is now offering Love&rsquo;s Fast-Fill CNG for heavy-duty trucks and a CNG fueling option for motorists. Trillium CNG, part of the Love&rsquo;s Family of Companies, will maintain the CNG fuel systems at the travel stop.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blue Fleets Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:02:00 +0000 196101 at U.S. Gain, Export Fuel open CNG station in Greensburg <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">U.S. Gain</a>, the compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG) division of U.S. Venture, announced the opening of a new CNG station in partnership with <a href="" target="_blank">Export Fuel Co</a>. The GAIN Clean Fuel &ndash; Export Fuel CNG station is located at 1564 Roseytown Road in Greensburg, PA.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blue Fleets News Running Green Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:40:00 +0000 195621 at Steady growth for natural gas <div class="field-deck"> Even with lower diesel prices, natural gas network continues to expand </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>If you asked ampCNG CEO Grant Zimmerman two years ago how many new compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG) fuel&shy;ing stations he thought the company would have built this year, he&rsquo;d have told you 15. But things aren&rsquo;t exactly working out the way he planned.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blue Fleets Equipment News Running Green Silver Tue, 05 Jul 2016 19:25:00 +0000 195431 at Ports and partnerships <div class="field-deck"> Testing and deploying zero-emission technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>When thinking of ports, many visualize smog, giant cargo ships, and dirty trucks. In reality, ports have become testing grounds for many clean and advanced technologies that now can be found throughout the transportation and freight industries. From low emission electric trucks to ships that plug in, ports throughout the world, especially in Southern California, have been instrumental in testing and demonstrating technologies to ready them for commercial maturity.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Silver Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:43:00 +0000 195411 at Green Fleet of the Month: Experienced hand <div class="field-deck"> XL Hybrids’ system proving its worth </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The choice any fleet makes to go green involves many variables. There are fuel and environmental benefits, plus the positive public profile it projects. Regardless of the reason, though, going green requires the support of management, and having an in-house expert can be a benefit, too.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fuel News Running Green Silver Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:51:00 +0000 195401 at It Takes Two <div class="field-deck"> It takes both drivers and technology to get better fuel economy </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>As a fleet manager you may wonder where to focus your fuel-economy improvement efforts. Buying technology solutions or using your resources trying to change driver behavior? The answer is both.</p> <p>You can have all the technology solutions you want but if your drivers don&rsquo;t use them properly or at all or if their other driving behavior is so aggressive it negates the fuel economy gains you&rsquo;ve achieved through your technology investments your ROI on those investments may not be as attractive as you originally calculated.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management Running Green Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:20:00 +0000 195351 at XL Hybrids installs hybrid electric solution for Climatemp’s fleet <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>XL Hybrids announced the installation of <a href="" target="_blank">XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive systems</a> in service vans for <a href="" target="_blank">Climatemp Service Group</a>, a provider of commercial heating and cooling equipment and HVAC maintenance services in the Chicagoland area. The new GM vans are part of the Climatemp fleet, which services over 450 commercial and industrial facilities throughout the metropolitan Chicago area.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fuel News Running Green Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:02:00 +0000 195101 at NGVAmerica lauds Colorado for simplifying tax credits for NGVs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>NGVAmerica applauds the State of Colorado for passing legislation (HB16-1332) that provides updates to simplify and expand existing tax credits for taxpayers who purchase cars and trucks powered by clean-burning <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> and other alternative fuels. The bill, which was recently signed into law by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017, and will help accelerate the <a href="" target="_blank">adoption of natural gas vehicles</a> (NGVs) in Colorado.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blue Fleets News Running Green Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:16:00 +0000 195041 at Theoretical and Practical <div class="field-deck"> Explaining trucks to innovators and inventors </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>There is nothing like being at a conference with over 2,000 people and feeling like the dumbest person in the room. Well that was me at the recent Department of Energy&rsquo;s Annual Merit Review of vehicle technologies programs.</p> <p>Thank goodness there are Ph.D.&rsquo;s out there trying to figure out the next great material for batteries, ways to capture the waste heat off of engines and other things that we think are impossible. But great innovation often comes from crazy places and sometimes even crazy people.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Running Green Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:59:00 +0000 194861 at