Running Green http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en Fuel Efficiency and the Driver Shortage http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fuel-efficiency-and-driver-shortage <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Go to any trucking industry event and you are bound to hear about the driver shortage. There&rsquo;s no escaping the fact that a lack of drivers is one of the top concerns of fleet owners and managers.</p> <p>According to the American Trucking Associations, we are short about 35,000 drivers today, and that number could grow to 240,000 by 2020.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fuel-efficiency-and-driver-shortage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fuel-efficiency-and-driver-shortage#comments News Running Green Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:13:00 +0000 143191 at http://fleetowner.com Trillium CNG opens station in Louisiana http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trillium-cng-opens-station-louisiana <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Trillium CNG has opened a public access <a href="http://www.trilliumcng.com/">compressed natural gas fueling station</a> in Monroe, LA. The station, which is capable of servicing Class 8 tractor-trailers, is located at the E-Z Mart Convenience Store and Truck Stop at 338 Highway 594 in Monroe, just off Interstate 20.</p> <p>The CNG station is solely owned and operated by Trillium CNG and is part of an agreement with E-Z Mart Stores, Inc. It will serve as the primary CNG fueling station for Paper Transport, Inc.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trillium-cng-opens-station-louisiana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trillium-cng-opens-station-louisiana#comments Blue Fleets Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:39:00 +0000 143141 at http://fleetowner.com Alternative propulsion still seen as attractive to trucking http://fleetowner.com/running-green/alternative-propulsion-still-seen-attractive-trucking <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The recent decision by Miami-Dade County, FL, to purchase 29 additional hybrid trucks for its refuse fleet &ndash; bringing the total number of such units it operates up to 64 &ndash; is an indication at least to some experts that alternative propulsion options will remain attractive to truck-based firms despite the current low price of diesel fuel.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/alternative-propulsion-still-seen-attractive-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/alternative-propulsion-still-seen-attractive-trucking#comments Equipment News Running Green Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:25:00 +0000 142881 at http://fleetowner.com An AutoCar E3 refuse truck equipped with Parker Hannifin's RunWise system. Gain Clean Fuel to open 5 CNG stations for C.A.T. http://fleetowner.com/running-green/gain-clean-fuel-open-5-cng-stations-cat <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.cat.ca/en/home.asp">C.A.T.</a> (formerly Canadian American Transportation C.A.T.) will operate over 100 compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> vehicles in North America, fueling those vehicles through five new Gain Clean Fuel CNG stations built by <a href="http://www.usoil.com/">U.S. Oil</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>C.A.T. recently announced it will acquire 100 Ryder CNG sleeper tractors. The Gain stations will be located in Toronto, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; Laredo, Texas; Charlotte, NC; and Scranton, PA.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/gain-clean-fuel-open-5-cng-stations-cat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/gain-clean-fuel-open-5-cng-stations-cat#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fuel News Running Green Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:38:00 +0000 142781 at http://fleetowner.com AmeriPride takes delivery of hydraulic hybrid http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ameripride-takes-delivery-hydraulic-hybrid <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Uniform and linen supply company <a href="http://www.ameripride.com/">AmeriPride Services</a> has taken deliver y of a hydraulic hybrid truck.</p> <p>The truck, a 2014 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> F-59 chassis with a <a href="http://www.morganolson.com/">Morgan Olson</a> Route Star walk-in van body and <a href="http://www.lightninghybrids.com/">Lightning Hybrids</a> hydraulic hybrid system, will be put into delivery service at an AmeriPride location in Toronto, Ontario.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ameripride-takes-delivery-hydraulic-hybrid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ameripride-takes-delivery-hydraulic-hybrid#comments Equipment News Running Green Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:44:00 +0000 142631 at http://fleetowner.com ACT Expo, Trucking Efficiency to expand partnership http://fleetowner.com/running-green/act-expo-trucking-efficiency-expand-partnership <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The 2015 <a href="http://www.actexpo.com/">Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo</a> will feature a focus on trucking efficiency through an expanded partnership with <a href="http://truckingefficiency.org/">Trucking Efficiency</a>.</p> <p>Trucking Efficiency is a joint effort between the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Carbon War Room (CWR). It is an industry collaboration that aims to double the freight efficiency of North American goods movement. &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/act-expo-trucking-efficiency-expand-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/act-expo-trucking-efficiency-expand-partnership#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fleet Management News Running Green Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:33:00 +0000 142611 at http://fleetowner.com Amp charges into electric trucks, delivery drones http://fleetowner.com/running-green/amp-charges-electric-trucks-delivery-drones <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Since its purchase of the Workhorse brand from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span> in late 2012, Amp Holding, parent company of Amp Trucks, has been working towards electrifying the step van chassis. With the announcement on Wednesday that a &ldquo;major transportation company&rdquo; had ordered 18 of its all-electric Workhorse E-100 walk-in vans, that process is taking its next steps. But it&rsquo;s not just in the electric truck market that Amp wants to play, the company is also looking to become a provider of delivery drones.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/amp-charges-electric-trucks-delivery-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/amp-charges-electric-trucks-delivery-drones#comments Equipment News Running Green Technology Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:47:00 +0000 142521 at http://fleetowner.com EVO Trillium opens CNG station in Arizona to serve Swift Transportation, Sheehy Express http://fleetowner.com/running-green/evo-trillium-opens-cng-station-arizona-serve-swift-transportation-sheehy-express <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>EVO Trillium has opened a new <a href="http://www.evocng.com/">compressed natural gas fueling station</a> in Tolleson, AZ, to serve vehicles from <a href="http://www.swifttrans.com">Swift Transportation</a> and Sheehy Express. The station will also be open 24 hours a day to the public.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/evo-trillium-opens-cng-station-arizona-serve-swift-transportation-sheehy-express" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/evo-trillium-opens-cng-station-arizona-serve-swift-transportation-sheehy-express#comments Blue Fleets Equipment News Running Green Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:45:00 +0000 142501 at http://fleetowner.com U.S. Oil and Ruan to open CNG station in Des Moines http://fleetowner.com/running-green/us-oil-and-ruan-open-cng-station-des-moines <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.usoil.com">U.S. Oil</a> and <a href="http://www.ruan.com/">Ruan Transportation Management Systems</a> have inked a joint agreement to build a 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 in Des Moines, IA. It will be located at 120 NE Broadway Avenue.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/us-oil-and-ruan-open-cng-station-des-moines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/us-oil-and-ruan-open-cng-station-des-moines#comments News Running Green Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:24:00 +0000 142471 at http://fleetowner.com Nopetro receives approval from St. Johns County to open CNG station http://fleetowner.com/running-green/nopetro-receives-approval-st-johns-county-open-cng-station <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Florida 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 infrastructure provider <a href="http://www.nopetro.com/">Nopetro</a> has received approval from the St. Johns County (Florida) Board of County Commissioners to install natural gas infrastructure and related services.</p> <p>The 20-year contract gives Nopetro&rsquo;s public-private partnership (P3) plan permission to construct and operate a turnkey CNG fueling station. Nopetro&rsquo;s fueling station will also be available to serve private commercial fleets and the public at large, generating royalties for the county.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/nopetro-receives-approval-st-johns-county-open-cng-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/nopetro-receives-approval-st-johns-county-open-cng-station#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fuel News Running Green Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:42:00 +0000 142441 at http://fleetowner.com