Running Green en UPS tests delivery drone from atop package car <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>UPS announced it has tested a drone that launches from the top of a <a href="" target="_blank">UPS package car</a>, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powertrain News Running Green Technology Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:44:00 +0000 212361 at <p>UPS tests delivery drone from atop a UPS package car. Workhorse Group built the drone and the electric car used in the test.</p> UPS photo Omnitracs, Peloton partner to offer truck platooning system <div class="field-deck"> System will help locate capable trucks for inter-fleet platooning opportunities, companies say; pre-orders to begin this year </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fleet management systems provider Omnitracs announced that it has partnered with Peloton Technology, a developer of connected and automated vehicle systems, to bring Peloton's truck platooning technology to Omnitracs customers. Pre-orders for the fuel-saving product are slated to begin this year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Running Green Technology Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:35:00 +0000 211961 at <p>Peloton Technology says its truck platooning system has been shown to deliver fuel efficiency gains of 4.5% for the lead truck and 10% for the following truck. The driver in the following truck steers while the system is engaged, giving a feel similar to adaptive cruise control, according to the company.</p> Peloton Technology Workhorse electric delivery trucks achieve 30 MPGe <div class="field-deck"> Measured from the initial 250,000 customer driven miles, Workhouse says medium-duty electric trucks are up to 6 times more efficient. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Workhorse Group Inc., an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of battery-electric vehicles, announced that its <a href="" target="_blank">electric delivery truck models are achieving 30+ miles</a> per gallon equivalent (MPGe) during stop-and-go parcel, bakery, and uniform delivery routes. This is up to six times more fuel efficient than the typical 5-8 miles per gallon achieved by gasoline- or diesel-powered medium-duty trucks, according to the company.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Running Green Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:04:00 +0000 211871 at <p>Workhorse Group announced its electric delivery truck models are achieving 30+ miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe).</p> Golf handicaps and fuel efficiency <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>We were talking with Vnomics the other day, and they brought to our attention the idea of Potential mpg.&nbsp; They compared it to the United States Golf Association handicapping system, which allows golfers of different ability to play in tournaments on equal terms. &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blue Fleets News Running Green Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:07:00 +0000 211781 at Nikola hires Spira as CFO <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a>Nikola Motor Company</a> announced that Jonathan Spira has joined its executive management team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Spira joins Nikola Motor at a time when the company said it is expanding rapidly and initiating its next round of funding in its plan to bring the first-ever <a href="" target="_blank">zero emissions long-haul Class 8 truck</a> to market.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Running Green Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:50:00 +0000 211741 at Trillium CNG finalizes contract to build CNG locations for Miami-Dade County <div class="field-deck"> Love’s Travel Stops opens in Chanute, KS </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Love&rsquo;s Trillium CNG, part of the Love&rsquo;s Family of Companies, has finalized an agreement to bring two compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG) facilities to south Florida. In addition, <a href="" target="_blank">Love&rsquo;s Travel Stop</a> in Chanute, KS, opened for business on Feb. 9.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blue Fleets News Running Green Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:15:00 +0000 211541 at Looking at the alternatives <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>There has been a fair amount coverage in the news about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> powered vehicles and electric trucks. ACT Research recently said that, &ldquo;the natural gas and alternative fuel industries in the U.S. are very much alive and kicking.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blue Fleets News Running Green Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:46:00 +0000 211191 at The Volkswagen settlement <div class="field-byline"> Joe Annotti </div> <div class="field-deck"> Identifying, influencing, and securing funds </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Volkswagen is near to finalizing the last of three settlements, amounting to $21.8 billion in penalties, which resulted from the German automaker&rsquo;s use of &ldquo;defeat devices&rdquo; in their 2.0L and 3.0L diesel vehicles. While the majority of these funds will address civil claims, $2.7 billion will be directed to the Environmental Mitigation Trust, which will fund state-level clean transportation grant programs. These funds present the greatest opportunity for fleets and equipment owners to purchase new trucks, buses, and non-road equipment.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Running Green Silver Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:24:00 +0000 211001 at Green Fleet of the Month: Lighter pays <div class="field-deck"> Switch to 11L engine helps recycling fleet maximize payload </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Fleets look for every fuel-economy advantage they can get, but for those operations that gross out in weight on nearly every trip, it&rsquo;s not only the fuel economy that matters. It&rsquo;s the overall vehicle weight.</p> <p>Ecology Recycling and Transportation Services is one of those fleets. With locations in California and Arizona, the fleet is the largest bulk waste and recyclables company west of the Mississippi with over 600 trucks. And every pound counts.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fleet Management News Running Green Silver Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:47:00 +0000 210991 at CDTi appoints new chief operating officer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">Clean Diesel Technologies</a> appointed Peter J. Chase as chief operating officer. He will report to CEO Matthew Beale.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Running Green Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:07:00 +0000 210831 at