Fleet Fuel Efficiency/Alternative Fuels Resources

Many opportunities exist to reduce fuel consumption and/or increase utilization of alternative fuels by fleets. Much information has been developed and made available by a variety of government programs and other organizations. This site has been developed to compile these information and assistance resources and make them readily accessible. It is designed for the user to rapidly identify and access information they are seeking, and also to find additional related information that will benefit their efforts…

Here’s a video from EDF about the savings potential if all US corporate fleets took steps to improve efficiency

The information includes:

The website strives to present non-commercial information when possible.

Case Study: How Con-Way Delivers Greener Trucking

Con-way joined truck and engine manufacturers, transport firms, scientists and a gaggle of sustainability-focused NGOs in helping the government craft the regulations. They’re expected to save companies as much as $50 billion in fuel costs, cut oil consumption by 530 million barrels and save the planet from 270 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

Although all previous answers are more than enough to start and deliver results maybe this case will help too. It is suitable and timely for your question. See http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/09/08/how-con-way-delivers-greener-trucking?page=full

Roll-out of Clean Fleet Management Toolkit

As Asian economies grow, the contribution of vehicle fleets to air pollution and GHG emissions increases. Companies are also concerned about the financial impact of rising fuel consumption and costs.

In 2008, PCFV and CAI-Asia launched the UNEP Clean Fleet Management Toolkit at the Better Air Quality conference held in Bangkok, Thailand. Since then, CAI-Asia was able to carry out training of the Toolkit in Chile (September 2009), Slovenia (November 2009); Dubai (September 2010) and St. Lucia (March 2011). CAI-Asia piloted the Toolkit in the Philippines at the Manila Electric Company (Meralco).

The toolkit is free, the link is provided here http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/CleanFleetManagement

Green Trucks Pilot Project in Guangzhou

To support Guangzhou’s efforts to improve air quality in preparation for the 2010 Asian Games, the World Bank and CAI-Asia Center implemented a pilot project aimed at improving fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions and air pollution from trucks in Guangzhou. The pilot project was the basis for

  • a World Bank GEF project on freight and logistics for Guangdong Province
  • the establishment of a Green Freight Program for China
  • the formation of a Green Freight Network
  • See: http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/GreenTrucksPilot

Early Results from DERA

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Partnership – see http://pprc.org/dera/.
The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center, Interstate Distributor Co., and Freight Wing Inc., are working together with funding from an EPA grant to reduce diesel emissions for the over 2,000 trucks in Interstate’s fleet by using Freight Wing’s aerodynamic truck “skirts. As of March 31, 2011 this DERA project has:

  • Outfitted 754 trucks with Aeroflex fairings
  • Saved 1,706,547 gallons of diesel fuel
  • Prevented 1,332 tons of GHG emissions from reaching atmosphere

microGREEN Extended Performance Oil Filter Reduces C02 and Offers Cost Savings – only one oil change required in over 30,000 miles

The microGreen® Extended Performance Oil Filter reduces maintenance costs for individual vehicles and fleets and eliminates hazardous waste. The microGreen oil filter combines two-filters-in-one to provide clean technology that dramatically improves filtration efficiency by allowing vehicles to operate up to eight times the standard change interval without a change of engine oil. See seven presentations: Vehicles and vehicle related equipment

Acknowledgement: WSPPN would like to thank the Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association for the assistance that they and their members have provided in identifying information needs of fleet managers and website resources that contributed to the development of this site.

Please send any recommendations of additional information or resources for consideration of inclusion on the site to taspling@unr.edu