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How Two Fleets Set and Achieved Sustainability Goals

Sometimes, fleets pursue initiatives to make their operations more environmentally friendly. Other times, they’re tasked with this based on an order from management. Here’s how successful fleets achieve these goals

Electric Dreams vs. Current Realities

“Diesel will be here for a long while, and [knowing] total cost of ownership remains the main motivator of acceptance for battery-electric and fuel-cell trucks.” That was the message of Sean Waters, Daimler Trucks North America’s vice president of Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, speaking at the Green Truck Summit.

Michelin, GM Show Airless Tire Prototype

Michelin and General Motors presented a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger vehicles — the Michelin Uptis (or Unique Puncture-proof Tire System) prototype — at a sustainable mobility event.

Safety, Sustainability, and Fuel Efficiency Are Synergistic

Three challenges consistently high on the list for many fleet managers — improving driver safety, mitigating the high cost of fuel, and complying with corporate pressures to reduce fleet’s contribution to the company’s global carbon footprint.

FedEx Improves Fuel Efficiency by 2.9%

FedEx Express improved fuel efficiency by 2.9% in fiscal year 2017 and has moved closer to meeting its corporate goal of a 50% increase by 2025 over 2005 levels, the company reported in its annual sustainability report.

EPA Recognizes UPS for Fleet Sustainability

UPS has earned a SmartWay Excellence award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its efforts to reduce the impact of its operation on air quality, the parcel delivery company announced.