Across our entire PV Transport fleet of 110 tractors, we’ve been using the latest technology innovations to reduce fuel consumption, increase efficiency, and lower our impact on the environment.
As a certified partner in SmartWay, an EPA program designed to reduce transportation emissions, we’ve been one of the companies driving the effort to improve environmental efficiency on the roadways across our country. And so far, even with 7.5 million miles logged across our fleet, we’ve already reduced fuel consumption by 5%.
Environmental efforts and effects:
- Installing Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) and auxiliary cab heaters to power cab climate controls without idling the main truck engine—which saves around 33,000 gallons of fuel a year.
- Using automatic shutdowns that turn engines off automatically after three minutes of idling—greatly reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
- Increasing fuel efficiency by using auto tire inflators and SmartWay certified tires to monitor air pressure and reduce rolling resistance.
- Employing efficient logistics planning to reduce empty miles traveled, resulting in over 90% of our over-the-road trucks are backhauling products.