The Time Is Right for Work Trucking Green
With the price of oil again well above $100 per barrel and rising due to turmoil in supplier nations no one would have anticipated scant months ago, the National Truck Equipment Association seems to have had a crystal ball as it hosts its fourth Green Truck Summit, and the second co-organized with Calstart.
Fleet operators no longer have just planet-saving for going green, as it’s clear that new technologies for saving fuel and allowing use of domestic alternatives, while not at all cheap, now have a clear path for paying for themselves within the working lives of the people who make the decisions to buy them.
Dozens of companies are promoting alternative fuel and fuel-saving hybrid and other technologies at this week’s Work Truck Show. Hybrid electrics, propane, lithium ion, natural gas, hydraulic hybrids, plug-ins… They’re all represented here.