Running Green http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en Volvo Group: U.S. facilities hold top 3 positions in Superior Energy Performance program http://fleetowner.com/running-green/volvo-group-us-facilities-hold-top-3-positions-superior-energy-performance-program <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.volvogroup.com/">Volvo Group North America</a> said that three of its U.S. facilities hold the top three positions in the Dept. of Energy&rsquo;s (DOE) Superior Energy Performance program (SEP), recording the highest energy performance improvements among Platinum level partners.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/volvo-group-us-facilities-hold-top-3-positions-superior-energy-performance-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/volvo-group-us-facilities-hold-top-3-positions-superior-energy-performance-program#comments Equipment News Running Green Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:25:00 +0000 145511 at http://fleetowner.com Maryland bakery incorporates propane autogas vehicles into fleet http://fleetowner.com/running-green/maryland-bakery-incorporates-propane-autogas-vehicles-fleet <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>With the help of a Maryland Clean Cities Coalition grant from the Maryland Energy Administration, <a href="http://thesalesnetworkinc.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?Data=HHL%3d%3f2%3a2%3c%26JDG%3c%3d2%3c081.LP%3f%40083%3a&amp;RE=MC&amp;RI=3511849&amp;Preview=False&amp;DistributionActionID=13445&amp;Action=Follow+Link">H&amp;S Bakery</a> is incorporating propane autogas vehicles into its fleet. The firm expects to convert about 10% of its 600-plus vehicle fleet to the fuel over the next two years.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/maryland-bakery-incorporates-propane-autogas-vehicles-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/maryland-bakery-incorporates-propane-autogas-vehicles-fleet#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:18:00 +0000 145471 at http://fleetowner.com Keys to turning on natural-gas power http://fleetowner.com/running-green/keys-turning-natural-gas-power <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Erik Neandross, CEO of transportation &amp; energy consulting firm <a href="http://www.gladstein.org/">Gladstein, Neandross &amp; Associates (GNA)</a> took direct aim at what he called &ldquo;the huge elephant sitting in the room,&rdquo; the price of oil that has dropped &nbsp;to $50-$60 per barrel, in his opening remarks for the recent <strong><em>FleetOwner </em>Webinar </strong>sponsored by <a href="http://www.ryder.com/">Ryder</a> that delved into various aspects of trucking on natural-gas power.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/keys-turning-natural-gas-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/keys-turning-natural-gas-power#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:25:00 +0000 145431 at http://fleetowner.com Anheuser-Busch Keltic Transportation is first New Brunswick fleet to deploy TrailerTail technology http://fleetowner.com/running-green/keltic-transportation-first-new-brunswick-fleet-deploy-trailertail-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Following a recent decision by the province of New Brunswick, Canada, <a href="http://www.keltictransportation.com/">Keltic Transportation</a> has announced it will deploy 90 TrailerTail Trident aerodynamic devices from ATDynamics.</p> <p>Testing has shown that the three-sided <a href="http://www.atdynamics.com/">TrailerTail Trident</a> can tractor-trailer fuel consumption by over 5%, ATDynamics said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/keltic-transportation-first-new-brunswick-fleet-deploy-trailertail-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/keltic-transportation-first-new-brunswick-fleet-deploy-trailertail-technology#comments Equipment News Running Green Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:30:00 +0000 145361 at http://fleetowner.com 2014 Fleet of the Year Awards http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/2014-fleet-year-awards <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>What the three winners of our 13th Annual Fleet of the Year Awards honored on the following pages (one each drawn from the for-hire, private and vocational segments of trucking) hold in common are top executives who strive to think outside the box.</p> <p>Fleet Owner honors these outstanding trucking operations as exemplars of how to continually apply innovative thinking, both to surmount operational roadblocks and advance business results.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/2014-fleet-year-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/2014-fleet-year-awards#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Running Green Safety Technology Silver Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:29:00 +0000 145031 at http://fleetowner.com Run to green http://fleetowner.com/running-green/run-green <div class="field-deck"> CNG, Software combine to provide benefits for food distribution fleet </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>There are any number of ways a carrier can reduce costs, particularly fuel costs. As Kirkwood, NY-based Willow Run Foods found out, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> is just one. Seeking a more comprehensive approach, the fleet combined natural gas vehicles with fleet management software and a compensation-based driver pay approach to achieve green success.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/run-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/run-green#comments Blue Fleets Equipment News Running Green Silver Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:24:00 +0000 145021 at http://fleetowner.com 12 months of AFVs http://fleetowner.com/running-green/12-months-afvs <div class="field-deck"> A look back at the movers and shakers of 2014 </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) are gaining significant traction throughout North America, increasing from production of less than 1,200 vehicles in model-year 2010 to nearly 105,000 in model-year 2013, according to the EPA&rsquo;s annual Trends report. While today&rsquo;s AFVs still only represent about 0.7% of overall new-vehicle production, the nearly 100-fold increase seen over the past four years provides an extremely bright outlook for future adoption.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/12-months-afvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/12-months-afvs#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Silver Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:20:00 +0000 145011 at http://fleetowner.com We Aren’t the Only Ones http://fleetowner.com/running-green/we-aren-t-only-ones <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>&ldquo;You cannot talk about energy and sustainability without talking about transportation,&rdquo; said Julio Ottino, dean of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University, to kick of Northwestern University Transportation Center&rsquo;s 60<sup>th</sup> Anniversary Transportation Summit, where NACFE and CWR Trucking Communications leader, Denise Rondini, joined a great group of leaders.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/we-aren-t-only-ones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/we-aren-t-only-ones#comments News Running Green Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:04:00 +0000 144871 at http://fleetowner.com American Power Group receives EPA approval for dual fuel conversion system http://fleetowner.com/running-green/american-power-group-receives-epa-approval-dual-fuel-conversion-system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.americanpowergroupinc.com/">American Power Group</a> (APG) has received notification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that its V5000 dual fuel turbocharged <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> conversion technology is approved for use in certain <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack</a></span> engines.</p> <p>The Intermediate Useful Life (&ldquo;IUL&rdquo;) engine approvals are for D12, D13, E7 and MP8 engines built from 2004 to 2012 in 11.9L or 12.8L. The approval covers 28 engines in all.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/american-power-group-receives-epa-approval-dual-fuel-conversion-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/american-power-group-receives-epa-approval-dual-fuel-conversion-system#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fuel News Running Green Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000 144631 at http://fleetowner.com Con-way Truckload opens IdleAir facility at Laredo terminal http://fleetowner.com/running-green/con-way-truckload-opens-idleair-facility-laredo-terminal <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Con-way Truckload has opened a dedicated <a href="http://www.idleair.com">IdleAir facility</a> at its terminal in Laredo, Texas. The 19-space IdleAir facility provides in-cab services including air conditioning, heat, internet connectivity, DIRECTV, and 120V electricity.</p> <p>Con-way Truckload is providing air conditioning and electricity at the facility at no cost to all company drivers and independent contractors.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/con-way-truckload-opens-idleair-facility-laredo-terminal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/con-way-truckload-opens-idleair-facility-laredo-terminal#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:45:00 +0000 144451 at http://fleetowner.com