Cool that’s Also Clean: Fuel Cells for Refrigerated Trucks
The Department of Energy is currently working on this technology with a goal of a 2015 field test.
The clean way to stay cool will come from the use of fuel cells which will replace the current small diesel engine used to keep refrigerated cargo at the right temperatures.
HDT's Top 50 Green Fleets
Green strategies vary greatly depending on the operation. For one company, natural gas might make sense. For another, green might mean solar-powered warehouses. For others, it’s all about fuel-efficient specs and driver training.
Powers Distributing Invested in Diesel-Electric Hydrids
Eaton’s diesel-electric hybrid offers beverage distributor sustainability and fuel savings benefits
Powers Distributing, Lake Orion, Mich., was the first company to buy a significant number of diesel-electric hybrid trucks using the Eaton Hybrid Power System. That may seem like a big jump for a relatively small fleet, but the 74-year-old company has a deep commitment to social responsibility and that includes sustainability.
Staples Runs Electric Trucks in its Fleet
Staples Inc. is plugging battery-power electric trucks into its fleet.
Getting office-supply products to Staples’ 2,000-plus stores around the world and directly to business customers takes more than pushing an Easy button, even if Mike Payette, director for fleet equipment, has four of the advertising-theme props, “in four languages,” on his desk.
Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Systems Can Save You Fuel
The City of Miami has seen fuel savings of 50% with hydraulic hybrids.
Hybrid drive systems deliver value by reducing engine load, replacing or supplementing engine output through alternate means of powering the vehicle, or recovering energy normally turned into heat during braking and putting it back to work. Heavy-duty hydraulic hybrids accomplish all three.