Environment

Getting your Fleet Ready for Electric Vehicles

These days, everyone is talking about saving the environment and people in the trucking industry are coming up with ways of leaving less of a carbon footprint behind. One of those ways is by investing in electronic vehicles. With new technology comes new information, new research, and a plethora of…


Used French Fry Oil can Fuel your Big Rig

There is a company in Dubai who has teamed up with McDonalds to create biodiesel. Neutral Fuels uses old fry oil, heats it, and mixes it with methanol creating an endproduct that can go directly into a diesel truck without any alterations. McDonald’s fleet in the United Arab Emirates runs…


What it’s Like Driving an Electric Garbage Truck

Mack Trucks invited people in the media to test drive the new LR Electric Refuse Truck that is being tested in New York. With talks of making trucks give off fewer emissions, electricity is one way to go. According to the test driver, the inside is a bit noisier but…



Werner Enterprises has an Electric Truck Program

Werner Enterprises has announced its first electric truck pilot program. Werner has partnered with Peterbilt, Meritor, and TransPower to run a 2019 Peterbilt 579 EV Class 8 electric truck for a year. This zero-emission truck will have a dedicated account in Southern California, can haul up to 80,000 pounds, and…


The Difficulties of Cutting Emissions

The people calling the shots out there are looking at ways to save our air, and they have their eyes on cars, trucks, and transportation. California is looking for a zero-emissions regulation on vehicles, including trucks, and is recommending manufacturers build more electric models. With trucks making 20% of the…


ESG is going to Impact Trucking

ESG, or environmental, social, and governance, might be right up there with the ELD in trucking. The transportation industry is going to be looked at under these new themes, including regulating carbon emissions, labor and safety, and different levels of board independence. ESG is not so much an award, it’s…


Mack Trucks Demonstrates New Electric Garbage Truck

Mack Trucks has demonstrated its Mack LR Electric garbage truck to New York City officials. It is a fully electric version of the Mack LR refuse model. It will be used by the New York City Department of Sanitation sometime in the second quarter of 2020. With New York City’s…