Idealease, the industry’s premier truck leasing and rental company, provides our lease and rental customers with Green Solutions using International® vehicles. International® is a member of SmartWay Transport, a partnership between the freight industry and the Environmental Protection Agency that promotes fuel efficient vehicles that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Idealgreen Vehicles: Aerodynamic changes to Idealease vehicles over the past 5 years have increased fuel efficiency by as much as 5%. Our ‘green’ specifications further increase fuel efficiency, making Idealgreen Vehicles the most fuel efficient trucks & tractors on the road.
Idealgreen Vehicles are equipped with anti-idling shutdown controls that reduce engine idling time. Trucks and Tractors without shutdown controls idle approximately 42% of the time, while vehicles with shutdown controls idle less than 10% of the time. This anti-idling feature is integrated into Idealgreen trucks & tractors to reduce needless fuel consumption.
Idealgreen Vehicles feature electronic speed control settings that allow you to set a maximum speed on a vehicle to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions. For every mile a vehicle operates over 55 mph there is a reduction of .1 mpg in fuel economy.
Idealgreen Vehicles can be equipped with aerodynamic packages that can save 4% to 6% in fuel consumption, depending on the application. The Eaton® UltraShift transmission in an International® DuraStar™ truck provides an additional savings of 2%-10% in fuel expense.
Green Tractor- Trailer Options: Tractors with Super Single tires can increase fuel savings by 4% to 6%. Adding side shields to trailers can result in a 4%-6% increase in mpg savings. ATI tire inflation systems keep tires at an even pressure to ensure consistent fuel economy. A tire that is under-inflated by 20% results in a 2% reduction in miles per gallon.