GoGreen Communications Inc. has announced a 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,” says 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,” adds Ron Zima, CEO of GoGreen and creator of 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 percent. "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 says. “Based on our research, the typical North American fleet operator is spending 40 percent 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 $27,000 a month on emissions repairs, up 1,837 percent from pre-2010 numbers,” says Hoke. “Statistics show that reducing emissions system repairs by reducing idle time is an easy cost-saving measure for fleets.”