As the evolution toward running on more than a single fuel source continues, fleets turning to alternative fuels are spurred by growing environmental regulations and sustainability plans. That’s why, rather than thinking about a straight replacement to diesel, fleets should adopt an integrated energy management (IEM) approach—a comprehensive strategy that considers all available fuel sources
Calstart’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero program and campaign has added a group of new pledge partners from around the world, including DHL, Scania, 7 Generation Capital, Business Region Göteborg, Sweden, Climate Change Mitigation Technologies, Tirn Technology, DiPP-R, Climate Law and Policy Project, Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition, AVL, East Bay Municipal Utility District,
As the electric trucks rollout continues and talk of hydrogen-fueled trucks gains ground, the conversation is slowly shifting from truck technology to a fleet’s sustainability strategy. Electric trucks are fun, but fun isn’t a business case. The OEM development and fleet adoption of electric trucks are the first step toward a greater industry sustainability goal.
Daimler Trucks North America says its Portland truck manufacturing plant is achieving carbon-neutral production in 2020 with reduced energy consumption and the offset of on-site emissions. DTNA adds it further plans to incorporate CO₂-neutral production at all of its remaining truck manufacturing plants by 2025. The Portland plant will be the first vehicle manufacturing plant
Shell has partnered with the non-profit Smart Freight Centre to sponsor the delivery of the company’s Smart Transport Manager Training. The training program, initially available online, will educate fleet managers on how best to reduce carbon emissions, increase efficiencies and cut costs throughout their entire supply chain. To date, fleet managers that have implemented some
The Kenworth Chillicothe manufacturing plant recently received the 2020 Encouraging Environmental Excellence “E3” Gold Award from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Kenworth Chillicothe, which produces Kenworth’s Class 8 trucks, is one of eight organizations in Ohio that received gold award recognition this year. To earn the gold award, a business or organization must have
Volvo Trucks’ Peter Voorhoeve on the pace of innovation, electric truck development and what really matters
Volvo Trucks North America’s Peter Voorhoeve keeps getting pulled out of the room. The Volvo Trucks booth at Expo Transporte in Pueblo, Mexico, is a sea of eager customers awash in the ebb and flow of flickering flashbulbs, all calling for Peter’s attention. It’s a good problem to have as the president of Volvo Trucks