Heavy Duty Trucking

NOV 2014

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City Yard was able to install fueling facilities for hydrogen and CNG vehicles. Since 2010, the fleet has been streamlined and cut from 950 vehicles to 651. A strict engine- idling policy has saved $400,000 and significantly cut emissions, and a Green Model Shop is working towards a paperless, zero-waste operation. CONVENIENCE TRANSPOR- TATION/KWIK TRIP LaCrosse, Wis. Private fleet Convenience Transportation hasn't bought a diesel-powered heavy truck since 2012, when it took delivery of its first natural gas truck. With bulk petroleum and refrigerated operations, it's the private fleet for convenience store chain Kwik Trip, which sells E-85 and biodiesel at many locations and in 2012 opened an alternative fuels station offering those plus natural gas, propane and electric vehicle charging stations. Kwik Trip has committed to developing a functional natural gas infra- structure throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. The goal is to convert its entire fleet to natural gas, and by the end of this year it will be halfway there, with 69 CNG and 13 LNG Class 7 and 8 trucks, and it's working to secure a natural-gas-powered refrigeration alternative. CON-WAY TRUCKLOAD Joplin, Mo. For-hire carrier The average age of this 2,500-truck fleet is only 2.1 years. Nearly 70% of trailers have an aerodynamic device, including CARB-compliant trailer undercar- riage systems. More than 50% of the fleet is now using a 6x2 con- figuration, which saves 3/10 mpg. This year it added 550 trucks with automated manual transmissions. Other strategies include wide-base single tires, governing trucks at 65 mph, and the recent introduction of FuelOpps by PropelIT, a driver fuel behavior program. It has piloted the Idle Air system at its Laredo, Texas, facility, and is testing double stack trailers, which use built-in rack systems that may increase the useable space inside a trailer by as much as 100%. C.R. ENGLAND Salt Lake City For-hire carrier With 4,300 trucks, C.R. England takes a multifaceted approach to sustainability and is continually looking for ways to increase ef- ficiency. For instance, its newest reefer units use 15% less fuel. In the past year, the fleet has imple- mented wheel covers on tractors and trailers, TrailerTails on trailers, IdleAir idle reduction facilities, etc. TempStack 53-foot temperature- controlled intermodal containers double-stack on the rail for greater fleet efficiency. Together with industry-leading drayage trucks, they are 60% more fuel-efficient than over-the-road trailers, says the company. It's increasing its use of LNG and CNG tractors in dedicated fleets from its current 15 LNG and 2 CNG and held a Natural Gas Symposium this year for ship- pers, manufacturers and carriers . DILLON TRANSPORT Burr Ridge, Ill. For-hire carrier Dillon, a liquid and dry bulk carrier operating primarily east of the Rockies, has 200 heavy-duty trucks now running on CNG and expects to continue converting the rest of its 500-truck fleet as it buys new equipment. It already has a CNG fueling station operated by Clean Energy Fuels at its terminal in Dallas, and last month, Clean Energy announced a multi-year fueling agreement to supply ap- proximately 2.5 million additional 62 HDT • NOVEMBER 2014 www.truckinginfo.com Con-way Truckload is using fuel-saving strategies such as 6x2 axle configurations and automated transmissions.

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