Keen Transport, a family-owned heavy-haul and equipment transportation provider, announced that it has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership, achieving an outstanding environmental performance score.
The Carlisle, Pa.-based company says it has taken the following steps to optimize fleet fuel efficiency and control emissions:
Espar direct-fired heaters in all longhaul trucks;
NITE system air conditioning technology in newly acquired trucks;
IdleAire truck stop electrification paid for and promoted to drivers;
Low-friction drivetrain lubricant in all equipment;
Speed controlled at 65 mph;
Trucks are five years old or newer;
Equipment with automatic tire inflation;
Idle time goals set, performance monitored, and appropriate ongoing feedback given to drivers;
Use of biodiesel at company facilities and on the road where available;
Acquired 55 trucks with Caterpillar C15 50-state clean engines; and
All tires inflated with nitrogen.
Keen says it also is actively involved in designing and supporting anti-idling legislation in Pennsylvania.