The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Cox Cuts Energy Costs From the Ground Up

May 30, 2008

PHOENIX– Cox Communications officials say they can save three percent in gas mileage by properly inflating tires on an automobile, which may also translate into an extra mile per gallon for trucks. As such, Cox is paying $2,000 to set up a nitrogen-filling system for its 1,400 vehicles, according to www.azcentral.com. Officials said it is safe because nitrogen is an inert gas and won't burn.

The project is part of a broad effort at Cox to cut energy costs, from adding solar electricity to its communications system and headquarters to reducing the fuel used in its fleet vehicles.

Consumer Reports published a study in October on filling passenger-vehicle tires with nitrogen instead of air and found that nitrogen-filled tires retained their pressure slightly better.

Cox might also contract with a company that washes fleet vehicles with recycled water instead of one that doesn't. Even if the cost is slightly higher, companies with more sustainable business practices are a safer bet for the company to partner with, Cox said.

 

Twitter Facebook Google+

Comments

Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:
 
 

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Sponsored by

Bluetec is an emission-control technology from Mercedes-Benz that enables a diesel to be as clean as a gas engine.

Read more

Alternative Fuel Locator

Use the Alternative Fuel Locator to find stations near you.

Launch Alternative Fuel Locator

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher