Industry Perspectives on Fuel Economy
Fleets and industry recognize the importance of fuel economy for meaningful cost savings and greenhouse gas reductions. CALSTART highlights industry perspectives on this timely topic.
Greater fuel efficiency is critical for UPS. For us, our biggest target is reducing ton-miles per gallon. That’s why our goal is to move goods in the most efficient manner using the most advanced emissions reducing technologies together with advanced route technologies to reduce miles. These technologies include the use of renewable natural gas, hydrogen produced from renewable sources, electric propulsion vehicles, advanced drive trains, aerodynamics and larger payloads. We all have a responsibility to reduce emissions in the communities in which we operate, and we actively support getting more efficient, lower emitting trucks, fuels and technologies on the road.
-- Mike Britt, Director of Maintenance & Engineering International Operations, Ground Fleet, UPS
New York City Department of Sanitation
As one of the largest municipal refuse fleets in the nation, and an operator of a very large fleet of heavy-duty on-road vehicles, we look forward to the EPA’s upcoming Phase II greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction rules. We hope the EPA’s new rules for heavy-duty vehicles will help us achieve our OneNYC goal to reduce GHGs from the City’s fleet by 80% by 2050.
-- Rocco DiRico, Deputy Commissioner of Support Services at the New York City Department of Sanitation
Every day, Fresh Direct delivers produce, meats and other high quality goods to homes throughout the New York City community. By using smart strategies and advanced technologies to improve fuel economy, we not only help our business bottom line but reduce the impact of emissions on the environment. Fuel economy is more than just MPG, it is also an indicator of the health and condition of your fleet. Idle reduction, advanced vehicle technologies, telematics and other fleet management tools help move us in a more sustainable direction with our fleet.
-- Mike Derrig, Director Fleet Operations, Fresh Direct