Pegasus believes a responsible and sustainable environmental policy is an integral part of our mission to provide quality transportation services.
Pegasus joined the EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership as part of our commitment to the environment, to our customers, to our employees and our community. We make use of a wide variety of tactics to conserve fuel, keep our prices fair and keep our drivers happy.
ALL late model aerodynamic conventional tractors (85% of OTR tractors are 2016’s or newer)
ALL late model engines with emission reducing technology such as EGR and idle shutdown
90% of trailers equipped with tire inflation system to keep tires at optimal pressure
80% of OTR tractors equipped with auxiliary power units (APU) to reduce idle time
Dispatch and fuel purchasing software to provide optimized routing and minimize empty mileage
These strategies help Pegasus ensure that our fleet of 240 power units has a minimal impact on our environment. As a SmartWay Transport Partner, Pegasus has made a commitment to improve our environmental performance in the future. Improvements will include equipping ALL new power units with APU’s. The APU’s currently in use have enabled a reduction of idle time from nearly 50% down to just above 5% resulting in dramatic fuel savings.
We also plan to increase the percentage of trailers with tire inflation systems and equip selected units with lightweight wide-base tires. These improvements will enable us to provide better service to our customers, better accommodations for our drivers and to become better stewards of the environment.