Fleet Strategy: With 16,000 power units, the YRC Worldwide companies have many opportunities to optimize equipment use and maximize efficiencies for environmental and corporate benefits.
Our fleet strategy centers on equipment use, cleaner-burning fuels and fuel-efficient engines.
To minimize emissions, the newest equipment with the newest emission controls runs the most miles; older equipment runs the fewest miles.
|Unit Type||Approximate Average Annual Miles|
|Linehaul Day Cab||180,000|
To support environmental sustainability, we are testing alternative fuels. Our use of ultra-low sulfur diesel complies with EPA initiatives to reduce heavy-duty power-unit emissions.
- We introduced ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel in 2006.
- We introduced cleaner engines in 2007.
- After-market diesel particulate filters testing began in 2010.
- In 2011, we are planning to buy new vehicles with selective catalyst reduction devices, which greatly reduce NOx emissions.
We also use biodiesel fuel, an emerging alternative, which burns cleaner than petroleum-based diesel.
Cleaner-Burning Engines And Hybrid Vehicles
Cleaner-burning engines improve fuel efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint. Engines in linehaul power units are rebuilt to the newest EPA standards about every 5 years.
We added two low-emissions hybrid vehicles to the fleet in December 2008.
- The units are particularly effective in congested metropolitan areas.
- Diesel-electric hybrid technology benefits include 30-percent savings in fuel economy, quieter operation, reduced CO2 emissions and longer brake life.
- We are carefully evaluating each unit and may buy additional units if results are favorable.