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Green To Gold 2013
2013
Green To Gold 2009
2009
Green To Gold
2008 [4.0MB] PDF Document

Videos

Walkin' the talk
WALKIN' THE TALK: Are shippers truly serious about green alternatives?

THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY
THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY: If we look 20 years into the future of transportation, what would we see?

I SEE IC
I SEE IC: After decades manufacturing only electric, CrownEquipment has ventured into the internal combustion (IC).

BRRR...BIODIESEL
CP Rail and Natural Resources Canada have partnered to test the use of biodiesel fuel in cold-weather applications.

CAN YOU STAND THE HEAT? PART 1
CAN YOU STAND THE HEAT? PART 1: A multi-part series on transportation and global warming.

CAN YOU STAND THE HEAT? PART 2
CAN YOU STAND THE HEAT? PART 2: A multi-part series on transportation and global warming.

CAN YOU STAND THE HEAT? PART 3
CAN YOU STAND THE HEAT? PART 3: Simple steps carriers can take to implement a green plan.

CAN YOU STAND THE HEAT? PART 4
CAN YOU STAND THE HEAT? PART 4: Michelin showcases the benefits of wide-base tires during its Go Wide Save Green demonstration tour.

GOODYEAR TRENTON RETREAD PLANT TOUR
GOODYEAR TRENTON RETREAD PLANT TOUR

HYPED ABOUT HYBRIDS
HYPED ABOUT HYBRIDS

FUN WITH FUEL
DECISIONS 2009: Fuel Surcharges

ONE QUIET SHHHH-UPT TRUCK
ONE QUIET SHHHH-UPT TRUCK

SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES
SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES: The industry's sizeable carbon footprint presents both a pressing issue and an opportunity.

SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES
SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES: Analyzing tire costs. Are you taking everything into consideration?

SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES
SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES: The six fundamentals of effective tire maintenance.

SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES
SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES: Fuel saving strategy

SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES
SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES: Tire management

SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES
SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES: How to approach fuel savings.

SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES
SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES: What to consider in setting up fuel awards.

SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES
SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES: Simple steps to fuel savings.

SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES
SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES: Get to know your idling numbers.

SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES
SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES: Finding grant money for green projects.

SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES
SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES: Getting started with your green initiatives.

SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES
SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES: Taking measure of the green challenge.

SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES
SAME ROADS ... NEW CHALLENGES: Getting help on green investments.


Articles

sustainable transportation practices: New programs delivering new opportunities

SmartWay program expands into Canada
Benchmarking offers opportunity to reduce operating costs, gain fuel efficiencies

in their words
Industry stakeholders weigh in on Smart Driver for Highway Trucking program

looking for a smart way to reduce your fuel costs?
The online Fleet Efficiency Tool places a library of information at your fingertips

get the most out of every drop of fuel
Natural Resources Canada embraces e-learning in revamp of SmartDriver for Highway Trucking Program

ready for the three-quel?
FleetSmart's third Mark Dalton novel is now On Ice.

It's Only Natural
Why natural gas trucks are a key element in helping drastically reduce pollution at ports

Fastfacts
New hybrid-electric delivery truck unveiled in Victoria

French Fries And Freight
Biodiesel may be better for the environment, but there are maintenance needs to consider

The Time Is Now
Volvo issues call to action on sustainable transportation

LCVs: 'The Single Most Cost-Efficient Mode Of Road Transportation'
Proper spec'ing and training are keys to successfully operating LCVs

In Brief...

Point Counterpoint
Ontario is restricting participation in its LCV pilot project to carriers belonging to the Ontario Trucking...

Every Drop Counts
Fuel prices are on the rise again. Here's a look at some fuel-saving strategies that worked for private fleets

Maritime Fleets Tackle Fuel Consumption

Green to Gold Sponsors

Are You Ready To Adjust And Thrive In A Carbon-Constrained Future Economy?

A Low Carb Diet
As government policy heads for cap-and-trade rules on GHG emissions, how will the transportation and logistics industry fare on curbing an appetite for carbon?

Proof Positive
Why fleets have come to trust the Energotest program to evaluate fuel-saving technologies

Going Green For Greenbacks
How a business first, earth second, strategy helps APPS drive sustainable transportation practices

Cooling It
Alternative climate control units could put fleets on the path towards energy savings and lower maintenance costs

Green Before It Became Fashionable
TRIB makes the case for retread-favouring legislation in Canada

Sustainable transportation practices: Are you ready to seize the opportunities?
Canadian cities and resources are so geographically dispersed and we so dependent on trade that we demand a great deal from transportation

A commitment to change
There is nothing more sustainable than a solid relationship, or to use the more modern parlance, a solid partnership

Greenovators
In an industry where skyrocketing operational costs threaten to bankrupt even the savviest of businesses, "going green" has ceased to be the pursuit of tree-hugging environmentalists and has become the smart way to do business

Hybrids come of age
Higher fuel prices, increased environmental awareness edge hybrid commercial vehicles closer to the mainstream

SmartTalk for Urban Fleets with FleetSmart's SmartDriver in The City
For long-haul highway trucks, forestry trucks, transit buses, motor coaches or school buses, SmartDriver workshops have been available to deliver sound advice to drivers about saving fuel, while reducing their environmental footprint

It's In His Hands
Driver is the largest influence on fleet profitability

Shippers Demand More Of Their Carriers On Environmental Front

Stuck in neutral - and proud of it
Lakeside Logistics has joined the elite group of companies who can claim to have carbon neutral businesses. Find out how they got there and what it means for the carriers doing business with them.

Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax?
For Whom?

See the savings
Trucking company uses geothermaltechnology to power terminal

GREEN Products put to the test
EnergoTest represents a historic collaboration of trucking and suppliers to determine how well a variety of fuel savings technologies work

BC’s carbon tax meets heavy criticism from many in the trucking industry

Carbon tax leaves few green choices for trucking industry

Our take on the carbon tax: Welcome to the new reality

BIOMESS?
Challenges remain for biodiesel users


News & Features

LNG Sterling Trucks Help Clear The Air At California Ports
LONG BEACH, Cal. - Breathing near the California seaports at Long Beach and Los Angeles is probably a little easier now, two months after Daimler Trucks North America began delivering 232 natural gas-...

Green Is Pricey, And Heavy Too
There isn't a government in this country -federal, provincial, or territorial -that doesn't have some kind of climate change "plan" in place, and we've even seen some modest reductions in greenhouse g...

Shippers: 'Go Green Or Go Away'
TORONTO, Ont. - The EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership has gained a lot of traction, so much so that becoming a SmartWay carrier may no longer be an option if you wish to haul for some of the most w...

Peterbilt introduces new medium-duty hybrid electric tractor
DENTON, Texas -- Peterbilt has introduced its new Model 335 hybrid electric tractor, which the truck manufacturer c...

Peterbilt delivers first production hybrid vehicles
NAPA VALLEY, Cal. - Peterbilt's first production medium-duty hybrid trucks have been delivered to wine country, where they will be used by VinLux Fine Wine Transport to deliver wine to customers in ur...

Peterbilt to demonstrate hybrid trucks during demonstration tour
NAPA VALLEY, Cal. -- Peterbilt's medium-duty hybrid trucks are going on a road trip, to allow customers the opportu...

Peterbilt delivers first production hybrid vehicles
NAPA VALLEY, Cal. -- Peterbilt's first production medium-duty hybrid trucks have been delivered to wine country, wh...


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Blog Entries

An alternative look at diesel power

Cooking up numbers for political gain

Is a carbon tax necessarily bad?

Understanding the science behind global warming

Where's the boldness?

Baird’s fears about Kyoto are worth considering but so are the many answered questions

EPA2010 - Myths and Realities: Part 1

EPA2010 - Myths and Realities: Part 2

EPA2010 - Myths and Realities: Part 3

EPA2010 - Myths and Realities: Part 4

Global warming: I’m hopping off the fence

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Industry Statistics

PDF Document January/February 2009 Numbers

PDF Document January/February 2008 Numbers

PDF Document March/April 2008 Numbers

PDF Document May/June 2008 Numbers

PDF Document July/August 2008 Numbers

PDF Document September/October 2008 Numbers

PDF Document November/December 2008 Numbers


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Links

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Associations

Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada
Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC)
Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association
Camo-route (sectoral committee of the road transport in Quebec)(in French only) Forestry Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC)
Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC)
Repair Our Air
Heavy Duty Distributor Council
Toronto Trucking Association
Canadian Trucking Alliance
Canadian Courier Association

Government: Federal

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Agriweb
Environment Canada – The Green Lane
Environment Canada – Testing Vehicle Emissions in Canada
Transport Canada
Transport Canada: Road section
Transport Canada – Urban Transportation Showcase Program

Battery-electric and hybrid vehicles

British Columbia – Clean Vehicles and Fuels program
California Air Resources Board
U.S. Department of Energy, Hybrid Electric Vehicle Program

Biodiesel

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
CANMET Energy Technology Centre – Ottawa
City of Saskatoon – Saskatoon Transit Services
Montréal BIOBUS Project
The National Biodiesel Board
Natural Resources Canada: Energy Policy Sector and Energy Technology and Programs Sector
Natural Resources Canada: Transportation Program
Ontario Soybean Growers

Ethanol

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association

Fuel cells and hydrogen

Canadian Hydrogen Association
Canadian Transportation Fuel Cell Alliance
Environment Canada – Clean Air and Climate Change
U.S. Department of Energy: FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program
National Research Council Fuel Cell Research

Idling

Citizens' Advisory Committee on Air Quality for Waterloo Region (CACAQ)
Mississauga idle-free Web site
Resource Conservation Manitoba

Natural Gas

Canadian Natural Gas Vehicles Alliance
International Association of Natural Gas Vehicles

Propane

Propane Gas Association of Canada



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