The transportation industry is realizing its environmental impact and is looking to reduce its carbon footprint by finding cost-effective solutions. A collaboration between the transportation industry, government and safety groups is helping trucking companies achieve cost-effective, environmentally-friendly goals to improve efficiency and fleet management.
The Financial Post reported longer combination vehicles are becoming a more mainstream method of transporting goods across Canada. The vehicles are extended units interconnected with two full-size trailers. The larger trucks help reduce the environmental impact of truck traffic while saving trucking companies money. They also improve the productivity of supply chains, adding value to a number of industries which can be translated to cost savings for consumers as well.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the use of longer combination vehicles can save fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 34 metric tons annually. Cargos are typically limited by trailer capacity. A typical combination truck has a three-axle tractor in front of a two-axle trailer that can carry about 3,800 cubic feet and 45,000 pounds of cargo. The extra weight LCVs provide allow truck fleets to haul the same amount of cargo using fewer vehicles and less fuel. LCVs have better ton-mile fuel economy than other combination trucks, as only part of the truck's fuel consumption is used to overcome the mass.
Thursday, January 17th, 2013
GPSTrackIt recently launched a new iPad App that could revolutionize fleet management. Dispatchers, drivers and fleet managers will be able to view and track company vehicles from tablets and similar devices wherever they can connect to the internet.
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Infinite Convergence Solutions recently launched the new Enterprise Messaging Service, a secure cloud-based fleet management tool that will enable carriers to communicate with customers, employees and business partners around the world.
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
Truckload Carriers Association's recently launched a new Truckload Academy online certificate program, called the Highly Effective Fleet Manager, for members of the truck industry who specialize in driver and fleet management.
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
As fleet management can be very stressful for many motor carriers, Driven Fleet Solutions was created to provide nationwide, full-service maintenance options.