For the last five years, Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) has been recognizing the country’s “greenest” fleets. We are honored that, for the fifth year in a row, Nussbaum has been chosen as one of HDT’s Top Green Fleets.
We work hard to reduce our carbon footprint by maintaining late-model Freightliner Cascadias spec’d for high fuel efficiency in addition to incorporating trailer skirts and tails, low rolling resistance tires and a comprehensive bonus program that encourages drivers to use safe, fuel-efficient driving techniques. With all these things put together, our fleet was able to average 9.1 mpg in September with 35 drivers averaging over 10 mpg.
We also had the opportunity this year to participate in Run On Less, the first-of-its-kind roadshow showcasing advancements in freight efficiency. Run On Less allowed us to partner with Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency to help highlight how the right technologies and driving practices combined can have a big impact on fuel efficiency across a fleet.
We’d like to thank Heavy Duty Trucking for this recognition. It is an honor to be counted among the top fleets in the country leading the way to a “greener” future for the trucking industry.