NorthStar Fleet Goes Biodiesel

Laura McNamara

n.gifNorthStar Moving says its trucks might be red on the outside, but they’re now green on the inside. The moving and storage company is operating its truck fleet on biodiesel fuel.

NorthStar Moving Corporation has announced that they have converted all of their trucks to biodiesel fuel. NorthStar Moving continues to find new ways to lighten its carbon footprint, now powering its vehicles with cleaner burning fuel made from natural renewable sources such as vegetable oils.

Diesel fuel emits harmful toxins into our air and is responsible for the majority of California’s known cancer risk from outdoor air pollutants, according to the California Air Resources Board. Diesel particulate matter also contributes to more than 2,000 premature deaths, asthma attacks, and other respiratory problems each year. These problems are exacerbated when large vehicles are left idling. NorthStar Moving hopes other moving companies will follow their lead and convert their fleets to biodiesel as well.

NorthStar Moving not only took the radical step of eradicating all diesel fuel from its fleet, but also installed battery-powered lift gates on all of its trucks so that the vehicles could be turned off while the lift gates are still in use. This alleviates any need to leave vehicles idling.

Biodiesel, Distribution, Environment, transportation