Green fleet management entails more than just incorporating hybrids or alternative fuel vehicles. It also requires a long-term commitment to actively measuring and reducing fleet’s greenhouse gas emissions. Monitoring and improving driving habits, such as speed and idle time, reducing miles driven by dispatching the closest vehicle and decreasing personal use of company vehicles through monitoring usage, using products like ELD’s can significantly help decrease fleet fuel use and save money. Why not check out this Rand McNally ELD 50 Review to see if these products can help you! If you are interested in taking care of your fleet, it may be a good idea to read this Complete Guide to Winning Truck Accident Lawsuits, to protect your drivers should the worst happen.
The 360 Fuel Card
360Fuelcard.com offers a new direction in the way companies manage their daily fuel purchases programs are the most secure and cost effective means for a company to purchase fuel and service for their vehicles. 360Fuelcard has teamed with Carbonfund.org® to offer an easy way for all environmentally conscious companies to make a difference. 360Fuelcard donates 10% of profits from the use of our programs to help build a cleaner earth.
Fuel is the highest operating cost after labor. But now companies are driving higher returns on their fuel investments with professional fuel logistics and powerful fuel management technology from 4Refuel.
Advanced Refining Concepts
Advanced Refining Concepts develops and manufactures fuels that produce cleaner emissions and more efficient combustion. The proprietary ClearRefining process is a pollution-free, single-step method for liquefying and combining natural gas, or other biogases, with a petroleum base to form ultra clean liquid motor and industrial fuels.
A forged aluminum wheel weighs a much as half as a steel wheel. Recent testing of the Alcoa LvL aluminum wheel (heavy-duty trucks) demonstrated up to 3% improvement in tire rolling resistance as compared to a steel wheel. This translates into a 1% increase in fuel economy. This may not seem like like much but there’s a big payback for fleets.
Commonly referred to as foam fill, tire fill, as well as poly fill, Arnco’s patented tire flatproofing products reduce downtime related to punctured or flat tires. The liquid polyurethane is pumped into the tire through the valve stem until it replaces all of the air and is transformed into a solid synthetic rubber core, but with a softer ride than a solid rubber tire. The result are flatproof tires that improve the productivity of the equipment and save the cost of tire repair and tire replacement.
ATDynamics designs and delivers fuel-saving technology for the freight transportation industry including best-in-class TrailerTail rear-drag aerodynamics technology.
Autotherm’s Energy Recovery System keeps the cabs heater working while the vehicle is turned off keeping the cab warm and the windshield free of snow and ice for hours without idling. The Autotherm ERS is easy-to-install and will save each vehicle thousands of dollars per year. The Autotherm ERS is more efficient than idling an engine and pays for itself in fuel savings quickly.
Bergstrom Inc. is the leading designer and manufacturer of cab climate systems for commercial trucks, off-highway machines, military vehicles and other specialty vehicles.
Garbage trucks have incredibly poor fuel economy. BigBelly Solar dealt with this problem very creatively by inventing a solar powered trash compactor. This allow municipalities and businesses shrink collection frequency by 70-80+%. BigBelly Solar is transforming the way organizations tackle public space waste and recycling, saving time, fuel and money while reducing their carbon footprint.
Blutip Power Technologies
Blutip Power Technologies provides engine control solutions that save fuel, improve operations and reduce the emissions of large diesel engines.
BP Fuels Management
BP Business Solutions has the power to completely change the way fleets manage fuel expenses. Customized account settings allow fleet managers more control over fuel purchases while saving on overall fuel costs.
With over 80 years of auto and tire industry engineering experience, Branick Industries is advancing the tire industry with world-class nitrogen tire inflation systems.
Driving behavior can account for as much as 33% of fuel consumption. BrightFleet helps organizations achieve it’s fleet sustainability goals by training drivers to operate equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
CalAmp offers a comprehensive suite of transportation solutions to manage jobs, drivers, vehicles, costs. Fleet manages can access real-time data to track daily departure times, confirm deliveries, validate time cards and billing, and monitor fuel use and idle costs. Includes alerts about aggressive driving and speeding.
Car Chip Connect
Compact, easy-to-install hardware and cloud-based software provide cost-effective out-of-the-box fleet management reporting that will save money.
CDTi is a cleantech emissions control company that designs, develops and manufactures sustainable solutions to reduce emissions of on- and off-road engine applications.
Clean Vehicle Solutions
Clean Vehicle Solutions is a full service, end-to-end alternative fuel solutions provider supporting fleet operations with extensive consultative, financial, production, maintenance and training services required to support the development and effective operation of an alternatively fueled fleets.
Comdata offers flexible fleet card and fuel management solutions that can help fleet managers gain greater oversight into spending. With real-time management, detailed reporting and comprehensive controls, Comdata delivers improved productivity and profitability.
Continental Truck Tires
Continental offers a wide selection of truck tires that have been verified by the EPA for low rolling resistance when used for Class 8, line-haul trucks
Counteract Balancing Beads are an environmentally friendly product that balances the entire wheel assembly as you drive. This means Increased tire life, improved ride quality and better fuel efficiency.
Energy Xtreme is a mobile electric power company focused on developing intelligent power management systems with idle reduction capabilities. The Independence Package line of products provide auxiliary mobile electric power for a vehicle’s electrical needs; including, lights, cameras, computers, power tools and hydraulic systems, without engaging the vehicle’s engine. This helps fleets significantly lower their fuel and maintenance costs while reducing emissions.
Espar manufactures diesel-fired heating systems to provide cab and sleeper heat in trucks, eliminating the need to idle the engine for heat. Espar also supplies independent coolant systems for quick engine pre-heating. These systems require no electrical plug-ins and are ideal for cold weather starting.
Flex Fuel U.S.
Flex Fuel U.S., a leading pioneer in ethanol conversion systems, has developed the Flex-Box Smart Kiy. The system is the first and only E85 conversion unit has been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for fleet vehicles, and allows fleet operators and drivers to fill up on E85 (a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline) E20, E10 or pure gasoline.
The FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit consists of aerodynamic wheel covers and tractor tandem fairings that work together as a complete aerodynamic system to reduce drag and save fuel on the tractor. The Tractor AeroKit is a lower initial investment than trailer side skirts – because a tractor logs more miles than each trailer, it pays for itself faster.
Goodyear FuelMax Technology
Saving fuel is at the top of any fleet’s list. That’s why Goodyear continually develops new SmartWay-verified tire lines with reduced rolling resistance. Available in steer, drive and trail positions, Goodyear tires and retreads featuring Fuel Max Technology work together to help improve fuel efficiency, offer long tread life and reduce operating costs.
GreenRoad is the leader in driver performance and safety management for fleets and other organizations that want to reduce fuel cost, risk, and emissions.
Municipalities across the country are spending millions of dollars on fuel used to idle vehicles that must keep their emergency lights flashing: police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, highway construction vehicles, public works trucks and more. The IdleRight Fuel Management System monitors the battery’s condition and automatically idles your vehicle only when necessary, greatly reducing engine wear and fuel consumption. IdleRight provides substantial fuel savings, decreased engine wear and harmful emissions, while exceeding most states’ anti-idling regulations
inthinc is a global telematics solutions provider offering products and services focused on driver safety, operational efficiency and compliance and workforce optimization. Its breakthrough technologies and services are designed to enhance fleet performance by providing real-time fleet intelligence to managers and in-vehicle verbal coaching to drivers.
IdleAir provides America’s hard-working long-haul truck drivers an alternative to idling their engines during rest periods. IdleAir service allows truck drivers to turn off their diesel engines and and still enjoy heating, cooling, standard electric inside and outside the cab, Satellite TV, Internet, and many of the comforts of home – all while saving money and getting better sleep without the noise, vibration, and exhaust fumes from idling.
Levant Power Corp.
GenShock provides primary ride control for a truck axle through semi-active, regenerative capability. Regeneration from GenShock can reach up to 200W per axle, used to relieve alternator strain on the engine when pumping power.
Luber-finer is a global manufacturer of heavy and light-duty filtration products. Its Time Release Technology (TRT) Oil Filter line, has been specifically engineered to help reduce escalating fleet-maintenance costs by extending oil-change intervals and increasing the protection against oil degradation in modern diesel engines.
The FUELSAVER-TX is an after-market upgrade that increases fuel efficiency in diesel internal combustion engines 15-20%
RealWheels manufactures Aero Cover, an aerodynamic wheel cover for heavy-duty trucks. Tests indicate fuel savings of 1.5 – 2%.
The Blade is an exhaust system device that attaches to the tailpipe – reducing CO2 emissions, toxic particulate material and improving fuel economy.
The U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven partnership aimed at helping businesses move goods in the cleanest most efficient way possible. Since 2004, SmartWay partners have eliminated 51.6 million metric tons of CO2,
resulting in savings of 120.7 million barrels of oil and $16.8 billion in fuel costs.
Shell Fleet Card
Manage business fueling with freedom, convenience and flexibility. The Shell Fleet Credit Card and the Shell Fleet Plus Credit Card are one of the best solutions for taking control of business fueling. Accessing fuel and maintenance anywhere in the nation is easy since the card is welcome at over 14,000 Shell stations and participating Jiffy lube locations nationwide.
Springboard Biodiesel manufacturers the BioPro diesel processor production industry. The company has been enabling institutions, businesses, municipalities, farmers, cooperatives, and anyone who has access to vegetable or animal oils, 50-100 gallons at a time, into premium-grade biodiesel for an average cost of 95 cents per gallon. The BioPro is as easy to operate as a washing machine.
TireStamp is the leading developer of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) commercial, construction, industrial and passenger fleet operators. TireStamp provides expertise on tires and their effects on fleets’ operating costs, tire program management, asset management and other critical performance data that enable fleet users to reduce tire and fuel costs in addition to improving productivity and safety.
Tridako Energy Systems
The PowerCube APU is a leading edge auxiliary power unit, approved by the EPA SmartWay Clean Diesel program to reduce emissions. It gives the driver fuel savings and reduced engine wear.
Most drag occurs at the rear of the vehicle or trailer. Dead airspace behind a vehicle or traditional mudflapis the root cause of drag that affects fuel economy. The Vortex Intelligent Mudflap is the first purpose-built aerodynamic mudflat that solves this problem, increasing fuel economy and reducing emissions.
The Wattshock is a regenerative suspension retrofit shock. It is a component which generates electricity from previously wasted kinetic energy. The shocks are actually independent alternators and can even replace the engine driven alternator on heavy vehicles. This means improve fuel economy and decrease emissions
Running a commercial enterprise that relies on fleets of vehicles, drivers and all the maintenance and logistics to keep it running – is a big challenge for fleet managers. Webtech makes it east for fleet managers to gain key insights into productivity, customer service, fuel economy, routes, maintenance, and vehicle performance.
XL Hybrids has developed a hybrid electric conversion technology for Class 1 through 3 commercial vans and trucks.
ZeroTruck is an integrated zero emission, fully electric 12,000-19,500 lb GVWR medium duty truck with advanced lithium ion battery pack. ZeroTruck was created to be a dynamic leader in the commercial application of electric vehicles.