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Commercial Diesel Fleets Reduce Idling

Reducing Costly Idling Behavior in Commercial Diesel Fleets

Diesel Emissions Service and GoGreen Communications have partnered to reduce costly idling behavior in commercial diesel fleets.

Commercial Diesel Fleets Need to Reduce Costly Idling

The following press release was issued from Redding, California on April 7, 2022.

GoGreen Communications Inc., (GoGreen) the leader in idle reduction behavior modification, including certification and branding of corporate fleets of vehicles, is pleased to announce its partnership with Diesel Emissions Service (DES) a California-based pioneer in reducing emissions in heavy-duty fleets.

DES was established in 2006, the same year that GoGreen began its idle reduction behavior modification practice, IDLE FREE for our kids® on the east coast of Canada. DES helps businesses meet and exceed the strict EPA emissions regulations placed on diesel trucks. Since 2006, DES has sold and/or installed over 15,000 emissions control devices.

“Whether it’s new diesel trucks being deployed or older diesel trucks that have newly installed retrofits and after-treatment systems, all diesel trucks have a tough time with too much idle time today,” said Steve Hoke, Diesel Emissions Service CEO. “GoGreen’s program solves a great percentage of what our customer base needs to improve uptime, fuel costs savings, and lower maintenance costs. Keep up the great work!”

“We are absolutely thrilled with our DES partnership. It is an ideal fit; of all the types of vehicles that urgently need drivers to upgrade their idle management skills, it’s diesel trucks where idle time reduction is mission-critical. Otherwise, there are astronomical added costs in fuel, downtime, and maintenance, for starters,” said Ron Zima, CEO of GoGreen and creator of the industry’s idle reduction behavior modification program and the behavioral science that transforms drivers idling beliefs and behaviors. 

With GoGreen’s IDLE FREE for our kids® for Fleets program, fleets can reduce idle time by greater than 80%. “Upgrading drivers’ idle management skills is the most effective way to reduce idle time when any vehicle is not in motion, and it makes sense,” Zima reported. “Based on our research, the typical North American fleet operator is spending 40% of its engine hours on some kind of idling, most of it for zero mileage or for any business benefit.”

“The trucking industry reports that a fleet with 500 trucks spends $27k a month on emissions repairs, up 1837% from pre-2010 numbers,” said Hoke. “Statistics show that reducing emissions system repairs by reducing idle time is an easy cost-saving measure for fleets.”

Learn More by Listening to These Interviews on The Heavy-Duty Parts Report

  1. Interviewing Steve Hoke from Diesel Emissions Service
  2. Interviewing Ron Zima the Idle Free Guy
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Author: Jamie Irvine

Jamie Irvine is the host of The Heavy-Duty Parts Report and a consultant that works with manufacturers, distributors, and SaaS companies serving the heavy-duty truck parts industry.


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