Running Green http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en 9 slides to explain truck lightweighting http://fleetowner.com/equipment/9-slides-explain-truck-lightweighting <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Trucking Efficiency, the joint venture between the Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency just released its latest Confidence Report, this one on truck lightweighting.</p> <p>This slideshow features 9 slides that highlight key areas of the report. More on the areas, in addition to <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/lighter-better-why-aren-t-fleets-taking-advantage" target="_blank">access to the full report can be found by here</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/9-slides-explain-truck-lightweighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/9-slides-explain-truck-lightweighting#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Technology Silver Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:40:00 +0000 169421 at http://fleetowner.com Anheuser-Busch converts St. Louis fleet to natural gas http://fleetowner.com/running-green/anheuser-busch-converts-st-louis-fleet-natural-gas <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Anheuser-Busch, the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/anheuser-busch-named-green-fleet-year-fleet-owner-wix-filters">Fleet Owner 2015 Green Fleet of the Year</a>, announced today that it is converting its entire St. Louis truck fleet to compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span>. It is the second full facility conversion for the company.</p> <p>The company will replace 97 diesel-powered tractors with CNG vehicles, displacing some 2,500 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year and reducing greenhouse gas emissions 23%.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/anheuser-busch-converts-st-louis-fleet-natural-gas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/anheuser-busch-converts-st-louis-fleet-natural-gas#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fuel News Running Green Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:03:00 +0000 169301 at http://fleetowner.com Trillium CNG to build station in Glenwood Springs, CO http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trillium-cng-build-station-glenwood-springs-co <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.trilliumcng.com/"><u>Trillium CNG</u></a> has announced plans to design, build, operate and maintain a public-access compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG) fueling station at the Glenwood Food &amp; Fuel Shell West Mart located at 0023 Mel Ray Road, Glenwood Springs, CO.</p> <p>The anchor fleet for the station will be Western Tank Lines; however, the facility is open to anyone that owns a CNG vehicle and is looking to refuel, the company said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trillium-cng-build-station-glenwood-springs-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trillium-cng-build-station-glenwood-springs-co#comments Blue Fleets Fuel News Running Green Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:58:00 +0000 169201 at http://fleetowner.com It starts with SmartWay but rests on reputation http://fleetowner.com/equipment/it-starts-smartway-rests-reputation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Choosing the right tire for your equipment can be a fairly daunting task. The list of tire manufacturers seems endless, as do the various tire options within each manufacturer&rsquo;s portfolio.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/it-starts-smartway-rests-reputation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/it-starts-smartway-rests-reputation#comments Equipment News Running Green Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:18:00 +0000 169131 at http://fleetowner.com Manufacturers dispute claims in Kane Is Able truck fire lawsuit http://fleetowner.com/blue-fleets/manufacturers-dispute-claims-kane-able-truck-fire-lawsuit <div class="field-deck"> Suit argues burned truck's OEMs should've known about alleged defects, risks </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Third-party logistics provider Kane Is Able claims a group of compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG)-powered <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> VNL tractors it purchased last year are defective and unsafe, and the tractors' OEMs all refute those claims.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blue-fleets/manufacturers-dispute-claims-kane-able-truck-fire-lawsuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blue-fleets/manufacturers-dispute-claims-kane-able-truck-fire-lawsuit#comments Blue Fleets Equipment News Safety Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:56:00 +0000 168901 at http://fleetowner.com Getty Images OEMs, Cummins disagree on separate GHG engine standard http://fleetowner.com/regulations/oems-cummins-disagree-separate-ghg-engine-standard <div class="field-deck"> CARB calls for technology-forcing emissions limits, focus on NOx </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The second public hearing on proposed truck fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards shaped up much like the first: Trucking industry representatives expressed qualified support for the stringency goals and implementation schedule outlined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), while air quality regulators and environmental groups called for tougher restrictions and a tighter timeline. And within trucking there is a divide over exactly how the engine and complete vehicle should be measured.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/oems-cummins-disagree-separate-ghg-engine-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/oems-cummins-disagree-separate-ghg-engine-standard#comments Fuel News Regulations Running Green Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:49:00 +0000 168801 at http://fleetowner.com Thinkstock U.S. Gain partners with ‘O’ Ring to open new CNG station http://fleetowner.com/running-green/us-gain-partners-o-ring-open-new-cng-station <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.gainfuel.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">U.S. Gain</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> opened a new CNG station built in partnership with &ldquo;O&rdquo; Ring CNG Fuel Systems. The station, located at 301 DuBois Street in DuBois, PA, will be branded as &ldquo;O&rdquo; Ring CNG/GAIN Clean Fuel and included in GAIN Clean Fuel&rsquo;s nationwide infrastructure of CNG stations, the company said.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/us-gain-partners-o-ring-open-new-cng-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/us-gain-partners-o-ring-open-new-cng-station#comments Blue Fleets Fuel News Running Green Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:19:00 +0000 168761 at http://fleetowner.com TruStar Energy opens CNG Energy public fueling station http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trustar-energy-opens-cng-energy-public-fueling-station <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">TruStar Energy announced the grand opening of CNG Energy&rsquo;s public <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> fueling station in Liberal, KS. </font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trustar-energy-opens-cng-energy-public-fueling-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trustar-energy-opens-cng-energy-public-fueling-station#comments Blue Fleets Fuel News Running Green Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:52:00 +0000 168661 at http://fleetowner.com TCO & Fuel Efficiency http://fleetowner.com/running-green/tco-fuel-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Total cost of operation (TCO) is a top concern of many fleets today. At least according to a recently issued report from Frost &amp; Sullivan. The findings are based on surveys Frost &amp; Sullivan conducted of fleet managers over the last five years and reported on earlier in <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/tco-driver-pay-top-focus-fleet-managers">Fleet Owner</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/tco-fuel-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/tco-fuel-efficiency#comments Fleet Management Running Green Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:36:00 +0000 168461 at http://fleetowner.com Trucking by the Numbers 2015 http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-numbers-2015 <div class="field-deck"> By any count, it’s a diverse, complex industry. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Our third annual &ldquo;By the Numbers&rdquo; report collects 14 pages of graphs, charts and other data that taken collectively offer a broad picture of the trucking industry&rsquo;s importance and central role in America. Rather than present the data as part of a focused research project or targeted analysis, our goal is to let the numbers speak for themselves, illustrating through variety and breadth just how deeply trucking impacts our economy, our personal livelihoods, our environment and even our society.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-numbers-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-numbers-2015#comments Driver Management Maintenance Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Regulations Running Green Safety Truck Stats Silver Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:31:00 +0000 167901 at http://fleetowner.com