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1 Hopedale, MA Cranbury, NJDalton, GA Jessup, MDSyracuse, NY Emissions Reduction Strategies April 14, 2010

2 Why Go Green? As concern mounts over rising fuel prices, long-term availability of energy, and global warming, companies are turning their attention to areas where opportunities to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions can be found.

3 Green Is Gr$$n At the smartest companies today, boosting energy efficiency is no longer an initiative motivated solely by a sense of civic duty Rather, companies are finding that there is a solid business case for building a more energy- efficient company In addition to reducing emissions, any fuel- saving effort significantly reduces spending, especially as fuel prices rise

4 Our Efforts Truck Configuration Driver Behavior EPA SmartWay® Certified Tractors Hybrid Electric Technology

5 Wide-base tires Automatic tire inflation systems Automatic engine shutdown APUs for long-haul trucks Speed controls Truck Configuration

6 Wide-Base Tires Began purchasing in 2004, now 100% on tractors and working towards trailers 4%-10% fuel consumption savings* Total fuel purchased for 2009: 1,094,120 gallons Assume 4% savings 1,094,120 gallons * 4% savings = 43,765 gallons saved 43,765 gallons * $3.069 (National Diesel Index, 04/12/2010)^ = $134, saved annually * Obtained from Michelin X One testing ^ Obtained from the Energy Information Administration

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8 Wide-Base Tires

9 Automatic Tire Inflation Automatically monitors trailer tire pressure Adds air as necessary to maintain optimal pressure at all times System has an indicator light to notify the driver and mechanic that the system was activated Approximately 3% fuel consumption savings Factory-installed on all trailers purchased since 2005

10 Automatic Tire Inflation

11 APUs Our long-haul drivers must idle – they live in their trucks Any idling solution must accommodate the drivers needs Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) allow drivers to use heaters, air-conditioners, and other conveniences without idling the truck We have installed Idle-Free APUs in 26 of our 30 sleeper trucks

12 APUs TruckAvg. Idling Hours Per Month Avg. Idling Fuel Per Month (gal.)* Avg. Idling Fuel Cost Per Month^ Without APU $ With APU $86.96 Difference $ $ * 12 months = $3, annual savings per truck $3, * 26 trucks = $ annual savings fleet-wide System payback in approx. 2 years * 0.8 gal/hr obtained from EPA SmartWay website ^ $3.069/gal obtained from the Energy Information Administration 4/12/2010

13 APUs

14 Driver Training: What Drivers Can Do To Save Fuel Drive at lower speeds Coast whenever possible Consistently make smooth starts Use progressive shifting Limit engine idling Conduct thorough vehicle inspections Limit trailer gap as much as possible

15 Driver Training Training for new hires Annual refresher training Weekly posting of driver rankings by MPG Incentives

16 US EPA SmartWay® Tractors Since 2009, Brauns purchased 17 Mack Pinnacle SmartWay certified Tractors

17 US EPA SmartWay® Tractors Full aerodynamic roof fairings Cab side extenders Aerodynamic front bumper Fuel tank fairings Low rolling resistance tires Idle-free key-off HVAC system

18 Hybrid Electric Vehicle In 2009, Brauns purchased a Freightliner M2 with an Eaton hybrid electric system

19 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Our average straight truck will run 50,730 miles in 2010 A 35.05% improvement would save 1,563 gallons of fuel per truck per year 1,563 * 3.069^ = $4, savings per truck per year Truck2010 MPG Avg. Diesel Straight Truck8.75 Hybrid Straight Truck11.82 Difference3.07 Percent Improvement35.05% ^ National Diesel Index obtained from the Energy Information Administration 4/12/2010

20 Hopedale, MA Cranbury, NJDalton, GA Jessup, MDSyracuse, NY Questions?


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