Run on Less 2017

Meet the Fleets

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Albert Transportation Inc.
Hirschbach
Mesilla Valley Transportation
Nussbaum
PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division
Ploger Transportation
US Xpress, Inc.

Albert Transportation Inc.

Henry Albert

Years Driving: 30
Miles Driven: 4,098,000
Homebase: Statesville, North Carolina

Albert Transportation is based out of Statesville, North Carolina, and is a member of Freightliner’s Team Run Smart. It specializes in general freight delivery with a dry van trailer.

Henry Albert

Equipment Specifications

Tractor: 2018 Freightliner Cascadia Aero X Sleeper
Engine: DD15 400/1750
Transmission: Detroit DT12
Tires: Michelin Energy wide base, PSI tire pressure monitor
Axle Ratio: Detroit 2.16
Configuration: 6x4
Aero: Flow Below, wheel covers, Fleet Engineers Aero classic skirt that covers landing gear, ATD tail, nose cone, Fleet Engineers aero flaps, relocated license plate, reefer plate over rain gutter, Fleet Engineers cross member protectors
Aero: ParkSmart, optimized idle, shorepower, insulated curtains
Other: Adaptive cruise control/PCC, integrated drivetrain, axle lube management, thin-soled shoes

Hirschbach

Bradley Long

Years Driving: 12
Miles Driven: 1,300,000
Homebase: Richmond, Indiana

Hirschbach is a privately owned carrier headquartered in East Dubuque, Iowa. It offers refrigerated, dedicated, and specialized services from the Midwest to and from the south and northeast. Hirschbach has 950 trucks and 1,500 trailers. It is a SmartWay Transport Partner and 2016 SmartWay Excellence Award recipient. It’s been EPA SmartWay certified since 2008.

Bradley Long

Equipment Specifications

Tractor: 2016 International ProStar Skyrise Full Sleeper
Engine: Cummins ISX 450/1750
Transmission: Eaton AMT
Tires: Michelin wide base, tire pressure monitors on tractor and tire inflation system on trailer
Axle Ratio: 2.64
Configuration: 6x4
Aero: Skirts, Flow Below, Eco Flaps, wheel covers
Aero: Tri-Pac Evolution and three-minute timer
Other: Bendix Wingman with Adaptive cruise control, aluminum wheels on trailer, EZ Pass, Best Pass, PrePass

Mesilla Valley Transportation

Roberto Sandoval

Years Driving: 26
Miles Driven: 4,000,000
Homebase: El Paso, Texas

Located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, MVT specializes in time-sensitive service between major manufacturing areas in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The fleet consists of 1,200-plus trucks and 5,000-plus trailers. MTV was the first fleet to apply trailer skirts to 100 percent of its trailers. MVT has been an EPA SmartWay partner since 2008 and multiple SmartWay Excellence Award recipient.

Roberto Sandoval

Equipment Specifications

Tractor: 2018 International LT Sleeper
Engine: Cummins X15 430/1150/1750
Transmission: Eaton direct drive AMT
Tires: Michelin wide base with PSI ATIS
Axle Ratio: Meritor 2.31
Configuration: 6x2 tag axle
Aero: 23" tractor-to-trailer gap, FlowBelow, Wabash sectioned skirts, trailer tails, wheel covers and vented mud flaps
Aero: Idle Free HVAC with e-Now Solar panels (300 W/24 Amps)
Other: Fixed 5th wheel, high-efficiency Denso 240A alternator, 2 speed fan drive, Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assist technology, SmartDrive video system

Nussbaum

Clark Reed

Years Driving: 12
Miles Driven: 1,500,000
Homebase: Roscoe, Illinois

Nussbaum was founded in 1945 and offers truckload services for 48 states. Headquartered in Hudson, Illinois, it uses late model trucks. The average age of a Nussbaum truck is 2.5 years and the average age of its trailers is 4 years. The company offers driver incentives focused on fuel-efficient performance. Nussbaum has been an EPA SmartWay partner since 2008.

Clark Reed

Equipment Specifications

Tractor: 2018 Freightliner Cascadia Full Sleeper
Engine: DD15 405/1750
Transmission: DT12
Tires: Michelin Energy wide base, ATIS
Axle Ratio: Detroit/2.28
Configuration: 6x2 tag
Aero: Flow Below, wheel covers, Eco Flaps, 29-foot TransTex skirts with modified axle release position, Stemco TD tail, license plate out of air flow
Aero: ParkSmart
Other: Adaptive cruise control/predictive cruise control, EQUAL FLEXX in all wheel positions, instantaneous MPG display in cab, SmartDrive event recorder with driver feedback lights, PrePass

PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division

Tommy Revell

Years Driving: 32
Miles Driven: 2,500,000
Homebase: Perry, Georgia

PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division is the seventh largest commercial fleet in the U.S. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, it has 22,000 vehicles, from cargo vans to Class 8 tractor-trailers. In 2011 it started adding CNG vehicles to its fleet. This tractor for Run On Less is a diesel. The company says it has reduced its diesel fuel use by more than 30 percent from 2008 to 2015. EPA SmartWay partner since 2004 and multiple SmartWay Excellence Award recipient.

Tommy Revell

Equipment Specifications

Tractor: 2018 Volvo VNM Day Cab
Engine: Volvo D13 425/1450/1750
Transmission: Volvo iShift
Tires: Bridgestone standard dual low rolling resistance with Hendrickson ATIS
Axle Ratio: 2.67
Configuration: 4x2
Aero: Wheel covers, vented mud flaps, short aero skirts on trailer, Stemco/ATD tail, nose cone
Aero: 5-minute idle shut down
Other: 2 speed fan drive

Ploger Transportation

Joel Morrow

Years Driving: 30
Miles Driven: 4,000,000
Homebase: Norwalk, Ohio

Ploger was founded in 2006 with one tractor, and today has 40 tractors and 100 trailers, both van and flatbed. It is headquartered in Norwalk, Ohio, and while it started as a regional carrier, its territory has expanded to the continental U.S. It specializes in food-grade hauling.

Joel Morrow

Equipment Specifications

Tractor: 2016 Volvo VNM62T630 Sleeper
Engine: Volvo D11, 385/1450 EcoTorque
Transmission: Volvo 12-speed I-Shift
Tires: Yokohama Steers 104, Drivers 142, Lift 90
Axle Ratio: 2:53
Configuration: 6x2 liftable
Aero: Flow Below, V-Spoiler tabs, Wabash sectioned skirts, trailer tail and nose cone, Aero skirts behind trailer tires
Other: Junior tennis balls, pedal coach, OBD readers

US Xpress, Inc.

Mark Risien

Years Driving: 30
Miles Driven: 5,000,000
Homebase: Tunnel Hill, Georgia

US Xpress is the second largest privately held truckload carrier with 7,000 tractors and 15,500 trailers. Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, it offers coverage throughout North America. US Xpress has been named best Carrier Partner by EPA SmartWay twice. The company describes itself as “conscientious stewards of both public safety and the environment.” US Xpress has been an EPA SmartWay partner since 2004.

Mark Risien

Equipment Specifications

Tractor: 2018 Freightliner Cascadia Sleeper
Engine: Detroit 400 / 1750
Transmission: Detroit DT12
Tires: Michelin standard duals, PSI ATIS, EQUAL FLEXX in all wheel positions
Axle Ratio: 2.28
Configuration: 6x4
Aero: Flow Below, vented flaps, SmartTruck tail (top kick), aero skirts
Aero: ParkSmart, Optimized idle, shorepower insulated curtains, solar panels

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