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'Driving the green revolution'

Exactly what is Cascade Sierra Solutions? It's not as if the name really says anything about trucks, fuel or emissions. Yet that's exactly what this nonprofit organization aims to do: help truckers, especially smaller fleets and owner-operators, save money on fuel and cut emissions of harmful particulates and greenhouse gases

Electricity Gives Trucking Industry a Power Boost

As truck owners look for ways to deal with $4 to $5 diesel, some fleets are finding that electricity is helping them plug into savings, through all-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, idle reduction or electric refrigeration units

What's up with electric trucks?

It seems every time I turn around the past few weeks, I see something about how the demand for electric and hybrid vehicles is not meeting expectations

For greener roads, make them stiffer

Think about how much more energy it takes you to walk on a sandy beach than on a firm floor. That's essentially what's happening when cars and trucks drive on asphalt roads, say researchers, and if those roads could be made stiffer, the nation could save a lot of fuel and greenhouse gas emissions.

LNG as a sales tool

Here's a different twist on the question of whether you should go with natural gas: It could be a selling tool to your customers that are tired of the volatility of fuel price surcharges

Mile-Hi Foods Plugs Into Savings

Western food service distributor Mile Hi Foods, Denver, is saving an estimated $85,000 annually in fuel costs while also improving the sustainability of its operations by taking advantage of the electric standby capability of its 27 Carrier Transicold Vector multi-temperature trailer refrigeration units

Fuel choices will make dollar sense, says DOE's Chu

Dr. Steven Chu, the thoughtful and studious Secretary of Energy, went from Climate Change to oil supplies to small, powerful engines in his presentation to the Green Truck Summit yesterday, and showed how they're all linked