Free Gasoline Fleet Testing

The Pollution Prevention Partnership Clean Fleet program tests the exhaust emissions of gasoline vehicles for elevated levels of CO, C02, hydrocarbons and NOx. This free and confidential partnership provides significant environmental and economic benefits to your agency and the community. Vehicles producing elevated levels of CO, C02, VOCs or NOx jeopardize Corpus Christi's attainment status of ozone standards. Vehicles that are producing elevated levels of pollutants are typically not running efficiently. Therefore, each vehicle that is running inefficiently hurts the agency bottom line in cost per vehicle mile traveled. Operating a vehicle fleet that is running efficiently is one of the easiest ways that your agency can protect its cost to operate and reduce the possibility of burdensome regulations at the same time.

The Pollution Prevention Partnership's "Clean Fleet" program has the testing equipment, staff and expertise to inform you if any of your fleet vehicles might need some attention. Testing of each vehicle takes about 2-3 minutes and testing can be done at your site in Nueces or San Patricio counties, or on TAMU-CC campus.

Alternative Fuel Options & AFLEET Decision Making Tool

Considering alternative fuels for your fleet?  There are many variables to consider when choosing a fuel source for fleet vehicles.  It is a fact that different fuels have different impacts on the environment, but what are the benefits and costs all things considered?  The Clean cities Program and the Argonne National Laboratory have created a tool, Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation Tool (AFLEET), to model many variables involved in making an informed decision about alternative fuels.

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Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation (AFLEET) Tool

This is a sophisticated tool with simple spreadsheet inputs that takes many factors into consideration.

EPA SmartWay

SmartWay Transport is a voluntary, public-private partnership with the freight industry that the Environmental Protection Agency started in 2004 to focus on reducing emissions, improving fuel economy and increasing energy efficiency. 

Membership Benefits:

As an Affiliate in EPA’s SmartWay program, we are able to offer our members access to nationally developed resources to improve freight sustainability and information and analysis on the latest trends and challenges impacting sustainable freight transportation.

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SmartWay Saves Money and Supports  Business

  • Working with SmartWay, U.S. businesses have saved $24.9 billion on fuel costs to date, lowering prices for the typical consumer while helping American truckers.
  • Tractor, trailer, and equipment suppliers to the U.S. trucking industry rely upon SmartWay to demonstrate the benefits of more efficient products to customers.
  • Since 2004, SmartWay partners have saved 106.5 million barrels of oil— the equivalent of eliminating annual energy use in over 12 million homes

SmartWay Works with Thousands of Partners

  • More than 3,000 of the nation's carriers (truck, rail, barge, and multimodal), shippers, and logistics companies are SmartWay partners, continuing to improve efficiency within their transportation supply chains.
  • SmartWay counts among its partners a significant and growing number of Fortune 500 firms, representing a broad cross-section of industries.
  • SmartWay Affiliates work with the program to achieve environmental improvements and promote the benefits of SmartWay.
  • The Executive Order 13693 establishes ambitious targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions in federal government procurements. Federal agencies are expressly instructed to utilize SmartWay partners for deliveries and shipments.

SmartWay Helps to Protect Health

  • Since 2004, SmartWay has helped partners avoid emitting 72.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 1,458,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 59,000 tons of particulate matter, which helps counter climate change and keep Americans healthy.
  • These emissions reductions benefit communities near ports, borders, and truck stops the most, protecting the health and well-being of the citizens in these areas.