Running Green en Behind the scenes at the Formula E electric race series in NYC <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>It&#39;s a view of the Formula E electric racecar events you don&#39;t usually get: a look at the setup and some of the complex logistics needed to get the race to its destination.</p> <p>Reporters and media were allowed in before the races this weekend for DHL&#39;s showcase of the races and extreme potential of electric-powered vehicles as well as a number of mobility technology innovations the company has brewing.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> News Running Green Technology Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:28:00 +0000 222571 at The big Formula E race show — and DHL's cleaner, technology-fueled future <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Call it a major PR push to show off the potential of electric vehicle power — or maybe even the need, someday, to have only those — and much more as technology and logistics rapidly evolve. Package-delivery giant DHL, Germany's post office, went to work for the Formula E electric race series' first appearance in NYC.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Running Green Technology Sun, 16 Jul 2017 18:44:00 +0000 222521 at <p>DHL Express CEO Ken Allen speaks at a press briefing prior to the Formula E Qualcomm ePrix race this weekend. (Aaron Marsh/ Fleet Owner)</p> Despite challenges, 6x2 axle configurations offer benefits <div class="field-deck"> NACFE report says new options can help overcome tire wear, negative perceptions </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">North American Council for Freight Efficiency</a> (NACFE) said 6x2 axle configurations continue to offer &ldquo;undeniable fuel consumption improvement,&rdquo; but adoption rates remain fairly low due to higher tire wear, poor residual values, and a negative perception.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Running Green Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:37:00 +0000 222271 at <p>A 6x2 axle configuration offers fuel savings of about 2.5%, but there have been some issues with reduced tire life.&nbsp;<em>(File photo)</em></p> Sometimes less really is more <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>By now we hope you have heard about our cross-country roadshow showcasing real fleets, hauling real freight on real routes.</p> <p>We are looking forward to the September kick off of <a href="" target="_blank">Run on Less</a> so that we can demonstrate that with a combination of technology investments and good driving practices trucks can achieve fuel economy above 6.4 MPG (the national average). During the Run we are hoping average MPGs of all seven drivers will reach 9.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Running Green Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:54:00 +0000 222131 at What’s the future of diesel? <div class="field-deck"> Uncertainty in the face of competition from alternative fuels </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The trucking industry has long depended on diesel engines and fuel to drive our nation&rsquo;s fleet of heavy-duty vehicles. However, with the tremendous strides that have been made in alternative fuels and electric vehicle technologies, including emissions reductions, price competitiveness, and fuel efficiency, we may have finally reach&shy;ed the turning point where diesel trucks begin to take a back seat.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fuel Regulations Running Green Silver Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:25:00 +0000 221861 at Green Fleet of the Month: U.S. Xpress gains <div class="field-deck"> Rewards from environmentally friendly solutions are high </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>&ldquo;We take fuel economy seriously,&nbsp; so we&rsquo;re always looking for technologies we can take advantage of today and in the future,&rdquo; said Gerry Mead, Sr., vice president of maintenance at U.S. Xpress, the Chattanooga, TN-based truckload carrier. &ldquo;Last fall, for example, we hosted In-Service Fuel Testing to compare the fuel efficiency of engine-drivetrain components and help validate the decisions we make about our equipment.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fuel News Running Green Silver Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:14:00 +0000 221851 at Big Brown plans further additions to green fleet <div class="field-deck"> By 2020, the parcel delivery giant expects that one in four of the new vehicles it purchases annually will be powered by alternative fuels or use some sort of advanced technology. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>United Parcel Service (<a href=";d=DwMF-g&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=ZeLGQ5lkSPTheSUvTYQeSaQ72x8l2LXqQcQysGDOsMM&amp;m=4WWEokSYBPlhXteKnBgUIPLddK2OBG3u6GI9j-PVRWA&amp;s=XYWueBp00kua8oD4IPABj9WUodyRFCl3Zow_VKOpJos&amp;e=" target="_blank">UPS</a>)&nbsp;is beefing up its &ldquo;green vehicle&rdquo; acquisition targets as part of its&nbsp;<a href=";d=DwMF-g&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=ZeLGQ5l</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Running Green Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:03:00 +0000 221381 at <p>One of UPS&#39;s natural gas-fired tractors. (<em>Photo: UPS</em>)</p> L.A. Metro awards contract for 295 new natural gas buses <div class="field-deck"> Deal includes an option for 305 additional CNG buses as well, the transit agency noted. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (L.A. Metro) recently voted to purchase 295 40-foot compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG) buses, which will be fueled by renewable natural gas (RNG).</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Running Green Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:39:00 +0000 221351 at <p>L.A. Metro noted that it will vote on a similar purchase of CNG or other alternatively-powered buses at its board meeting next month. (<em>Photo: L.A. Metro</em>)</p> Seven fleets commit to 'Run on Less' <div class="field-deck"> Fuel economy showcase to culminate at NACV show in September. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Seven fleets have agreed to have one of their trucks and drivers participate in <a href="" target="_blank">Run on Less</a>, a cross-country roadshow planned for later this year to showcase advancements in fuel efficiency.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fuel News Running Green Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:00:00 +0000 221041 at <p>Brent&nbsp;Nussbaum said his company wants to show the &ldquo;success that can be achieved when pairing a trained and educated driver with the latest technologies in fuel efficiency.&rdquo; <em>(Photo: Nussbaum Transportation)</em></p> Highlights from Movin’On by Michelin 2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>This week Michelin hosted its 2017 Movin&rsquo;On Conference on sustainable mobility in Montreal, Que. The conference grounds hosted thousands of attendees and various seminars, workshops and brainstorming sessions that tackled upcoming regulations, sustainable transportation and community efforts, and new visionary tire concepts. Michelin also announced it will return to Montreal in 2018 for another conference.</p> <p>Here are some of the highlights from this year&rsquo;s event. <em><strong>(Photos: Cristina Commendatore/Fleet Owner)</strong></em></p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Running Green Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:13:00 +0000 220871 at