As anyone who operates a fleet knows, trucking isn't a single industry, but actually a widely varied collection of businesses that happen to use trucks. The trucks that work best in those businesses are just as varied, so it should come as no surprise that one size doesn't fit all when it comes to finding the right green truck for your specific application.
Although it's still relatively early in the evolution of green truck technology, you're already facing a small mountain of choices when it comes to choosing the best for your fleet. Add other developments rapidly nearing the practical stage, as well as all the industry's proven approaches to saving fuel and reusing resources, and finding just the right combination for your applications might begin to seem like an impossible assignment.
This special supplement to Fleet Owner is designed to help you simplify your quest for a green truck that really meets your particular needs. We've taken the ten most common fleet applications and asked a wide range of experts to help us build the right green truck for each.
Are these trucks we describe the definitive word for each of the ten? Of course not. Green truck technology is a fast moving target, with new developments announced almost every day. And even within an application, fleets vary in their equipment demands and requirements. But we hope it's a good place to start as you begin to build your own Green Truck.