Running Green http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en ATA, Ryder and Penske among SmartWay award winners http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ata-ryder-and-penske-among-smartway-award-winners <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.truckline.com">American Trucking Assns</a>. along with Ryder Truck Rental, Penske Truck Leasing and the Colorado Motor Carriers Assn. were among <a href="http://www.epa.gov/smartway/">10 SmartWay Affiliates</a> honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a 2014 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge award.</p> <p>EPA honored ATA for supporting policies and practices that reduce truck emissions and improve freight efficiency during a virtual awards presentation.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ata-ryder-and-penske-among-smartway-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ata-ryder-and-penske-among-smartway-award-winners#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:01:00 +0000 123611 at http://fleetowner.com UPDATED: CARB may relax compliance for certain fleet types http://fleetowner.com/running-green/updated-carb-may-relax-compliance-certain-fleet-types <div class="field-deck"> Proposed changes to be discussed in public hearing this Thursday </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A proposal by the staff of <a href="http://www.arb.ca.gov/homepage.htm">California&rsquo;s Air Resources Board</a> (CARB) would provide &ldquo;lower-cost compliance options&rdquo; for certain types of truck operations as the agency continues the rollout of its strict emission rules for &ldquo;in-use heavy-duty diesel-fueled vehicles.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/updated-carb-may-relax-compliance-certain-fleet-types" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/updated-carb-may-relax-compliance-certain-fleet-types#comments Driversmag Archive Fleet Management News Regulations Running Green Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:29:00 +0000 123561 at http://fleetowner.com <p><em>Proposed changes grew out of concern that some fleet owners may be too financially challenged &quot;to make the needed upgrades to comply&rdquo; with CARB&#39;s Truck and Bus rule.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Nebraska refuse hauler adds natural gas truck http://fleetowner.com/running-green/nebraska-refuse-hauler-adds-natural-gas-truck <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Uribe Refuse, a Lincoln, NE-based hauler, is adding its first natural-gas powered truck to its fleet. The truck will travel Uribe&rsquo;s heaviest routes and is part of a plan to add 18 total <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> vehicles over the next few years, the company said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/nebraska-refuse-hauler-adds-natural-gas-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/nebraska-refuse-hauler-adds-natural-gas-truck#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fuel News Running Green Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:37:00 +0000 123521 at http://fleetowner.com GM announces pricing for natural gas options http://fleetowner.com/running-green/gm-announces-pricing-natural-gas-options <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>General Motors revealed bi-fuel option pricing for its heavy-duty pickups as well as dedicated <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> fueling packages for its cargo vans this week.</p> <p>The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD pickups, respectively, will start at $9,500 for a bi-fuel option allowing those vehicles to operate on both compressed natural gas (CNG) and gasoline.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2014/04/GMbifuel2.jpg" style="margin: 10px; width: 200px; height: 180px; float: right;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/gm-announces-pricing-natural-gas-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/gm-announces-pricing-natural-gas-options#comments Equipment News Running Green Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:14:00 +0000 123471 at http://fleetowner.com Photo courtesy of GM TruStar Energy opens Florida CNG station, inks deal for Oklahoma station http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trustar-energy-opens-florida-cng-station-inks-deal-oklahoma-station <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>TruStar Energy officially opened 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 for City Furniture in Tamarac, FL. The company also announced that it has signed a contract with High Plains Bioenergy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seaboard Foods, to build a fast-fill CNG station in Guymon, OK.</p> <p>The City Furniture location is a time-fill station with two compressors. It will be used to power the company&rsquo;s new fleet of CNG trucks, which is expected to grow to 90 vehicles by 2016, TruStar said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trustar-energy-opens-florida-cng-station-inks-deal-oklahoma-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trustar-energy-opens-florida-cng-station-inks-deal-oklahoma-station#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fleet Management News Running Green Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:11:00 +0000 123371 at http://fleetowner.com CEO charged about Smith Electric's future http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ceo-charged-about-smith-electrics-future <div class="field-deck"> Company will soon announce new financing that will secure production of its next-generation vehicle </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In a <a href="http://www.recovery.gov/arra/Transparency/RecipientReportedData/pages/RecipientProjectSummary508.aspx?AwardIdSur=103217">recent Dept. of Energy filing</a>, Smith Electric Vehicles said that is has stopped shipping trucks and step vans with its Generation II system to customers &ldquo;due to the company&rsquo;s tight cash flow situation.&rdquo; The company confirmed that it has halted production at its Kansas City facility as part of a &ldquo;planned and temporary shutdown&rdquo; with hopes that production will resume in 2-3 months time.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ceo-charged-about-smith-electrics-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ceo-charged-about-smith-electrics-future#comments Equipment News Running Green Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:17:00 +0000 123331 at http://fleetowner.com Crosspoint Kinetics’ hybrid approved for NYSERDA Voucher program http://fleetowner.com/running-green/crosspoint-kinetics-hybrid-approved-nyserda-voucher-program <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://crosspointkinetics.com/">Crosspoint Kinetics</a> announced that its hybrid electric vehicle system has been approved for inclusion in the New York State Energy Research &amp; Development Authority (NYSERDA) Voucher program.</p> <p>Inclusion means owners of private and non-profit, Class 3-8 bus and light truck fleets that operate in the New York City area can now get up to 80% of the system&rsquo;s cost reimbursed as part of an ongoing initiative to reduce noxious emissions in the region, Crosspoint Kinetics said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/crosspoint-kinetics-hybrid-approved-nyserda-voucher-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/crosspoint-kinetics-hybrid-approved-nyserda-voucher-program#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:56:00 +0000 123311 at http://fleetowner.com U.S. Oil building CNG stations for Wisconsin carrier http://fleetowner.com/running-green/us-oil-building-cng-stations-wisconsin-carrier <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.usventure.com/Divisions/Pages/us-oil.aspx">U.S. Oil</a> &nbsp;is building three <a href="http://www.gainfuel.com/">Gain Clean Fuel</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) stations to be used by Wisconsin-based carrier <a href="http://timetransportinc.com/">Time Transport</a>.</p> <p>One Gain station located south of Milwaukee along I-94 in Sturtevant, WI, opened on April 7. The other two will be located in the Chicago area - one near Channahon at I-80/I-55 and one in Hodgkins, IL at I-294/I-55.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/us-oil-building-cng-stations-wisconsin-carrier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/us-oil-building-cng-stations-wisconsin-carrier#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fuel News Running Green Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:01:00 +0000 123161 at http://fleetowner.com EVO Trillium opens new CNG fueling station in Wisconsin http://fleetowner.com/running-green/evo-trillium-opens-new-cng-fueling-station-wisconsin <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.evocng.com/">EVO CNG</a> and its joint venture partner Trillium CNG have opened a new 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 Oak Creek, WI.</p> <p>The station&rsquo;s anchor tenant, Sheehy Mail Contractors, operates 10 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span> Cascadia tractors with Cummins-Westport ISX G engines, the companies said, with plans to add more this summer.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/evo-trillium-opens-new-cng-fueling-station-wisconsin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/evo-trillium-opens-new-cng-fueling-station-wisconsin#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fuel News Running Green Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:28:00 +0000 122951 at http://fleetowner.com Con-way Freight to skirt its trailer fleet http://fleetowner.com/equipment/con-way-freight-skirt-its-trailer-fleet <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.con-way.com/en/freight">Con-way Freight</a> will outfit 16,000 linehaul trailers with the DuraPlate AeroSkirt to improve fuel efficiency. The DuraPlate AeroSkirt was developed by <a href="http://www.wabashnational.com/">Wabash Composites</a>, a division of Wabash National Corp., and improves trailer aerodynamics, reduces wind drag and contributes to improved fuel economy and trailer stability.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/con-way-freight-skirt-its-trailer-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/con-way-freight-skirt-its-trailer-fleet#comments Equipment News Running Green Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 122841 at http://fleetowner.com