The Climate Group launched a new initiative this week called Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Challenge that unites the global purchasing power of businesses, cities, states, regions, and NGOs for electric and other non-fossil-fuel vehicles. Multinationals including Unilever, LeasePlan, and Metro AG have already accepted the challenge.
US Foods has expanded its fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks, adding 50 to its Houston warehouse and fueling them at Freedom CNG’s North Houston station. The Houston fleet will help protect the company from rising fuel costs. Freedom says its fuel price has never changed since it opened its … Read more »
Anheuser-Busch has placed an order for as many as 800 hydrogen-electric powered semi-trucks, with plans to integrate them into its dedicated fleet beginning in 2020. The zero-emission trucks, from Nikola Motor Company, will be able to travel between 500 and 1,200 miles and be refilled within 20 minutes, reducing idle time, … Read more »
The amount of carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation sector continues to exceed the amount from electricity production in the United States, according to the latest data from the US Energy Information Administration. The shift that started last year reveals the challenges to cutting transportation emissions as well as new … Read more »
Smart companies with trucking fleets are improving fuel efficiency, lowering NOx and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by taking advantage of new technology solutions. These include idle reduction products, automated transmissions, low rolling resistance tire, tire pressure systems, engine parameters, and technologies that automate maintenance practices, writes FleetOwner. So-called “savvy fleets” that … Read more »