Keen Transport joins EPA’s SmartWay partnership

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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.