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Starting January of 2011 EPA (Enviromental Protection Agency) will begin regulation of green house gas emissions for the first time. With Congress still not willing to adopt a climate regulation law, EPA is moving forward starting with power plants and factories. Next year, any power plant or factory that emits more that 100,000 tons of greenhouse gases will not be able to receive the proper building permits for new plants or updates to any existing infrastructure. Also, in order to comply with the new EPA regulations, plants and factories will have to provide proof that the technology that they are using is the best available for all applications.

Why is the EPA taking such actions to keep GHG emissions down when the government has not passed a bill yet? Last December, the administrator of the EPA, Lisa Jackson, declared that greenhouse gases (primarily carbon dioxide) are a direct threat to the publics health and welfare.

All of the strides to comply with the Clean Air Act and the new Climate Regulation put in place by the EPA affect the utilities and manufacturing facilities, and therefore, have an impact on every aspect of the utility industry....including the facilities fleet of equipment and vehicles.

EnGenX is on the forefront of monitoring and proactive fleet telematics and can track carbon emissions for the entire fleet. With the knowledge and information that EnGenx provides, companies can coach drivers and operators to reduce idle time, fuel use, and overall carbon emissions.

EnGenX provides the tools and information needed to effectively manage a fleet with the environment as one of the top priorities.


Electric utility fleet managers are looking to telematics to help find the appropriate duty cycles for alternative-powered vehicles.

As more companies add hybrid and alternative-powered vehicles, electric utility and telecommunications fleet managers said that finding the right duty use for the vehicles can mean the difference between lower costs or a costly waste.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co., one of the nation’s largest utilities and already a significant user of alternatives to traditional gasoline and diesel fuel, will test and adopt a number of different vehicle power systems, including electric cars and trucks, over the next few years, said Des Bell, senior vice president of shared services and chief procurement officer. PG&E is No. 6 on LIGHT & MEDIUM TRUCK’S list of the Top 50 Utility & Telecom fleets.

“By 2016, our goal is to have the greenest fleet in the nation,” Bell told fleet managers at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference in Williamsburg, Va., in June.

The issue PG&E and other fleets face, Bell said, is to find the right place to use each power system.

“No one fuel or technology is the single answer,” Bell said. As a result, “we need to match the technology to our needs.”

Alan Riddle, director of transportation services for Southern California Edison (No. 26), which already runs 20 diesel-electric hybrid bucket trucks, said the company wants to add telematics to the current units to better understand if they are being used in the most efficient way before adding more to the fleet. ?

You have to profile the work accurately. We want to use telematics to manage the performance of the vehicle and to drive our replacement decisions. There are multiple solutions to running a green fleet. We have to determine which solutions to use and where,” he said.

Current truck engines monitor dozens, if not hundreds, of activities during operation. A telematics system typically captures as much or as little of that data as requested. The data are available to the truck user as reports that can be downloaded directly from the truck or accessed via password-protected websites. Besides tracking such basics as engine and fuel use, a system can include the number of hours a power take-off was running, the amount of fuel used or if a boom was up or down.


Mike Allison, director of fleet design and technology at Duke Energy Corp. (No. 29), which acquired three diesel-electric hybrid bucket trucks in 2006, said they have been using telematics on those units to get a picture of their daily operation.

Fuel savings range from 10% to 30%, compared with a comparable diesel-powered unit, Allison said, but they are “very application-driven.”

“Without telematics on the trucks, we don’t know what the truck is doing,” he said during a panel discussion at the conference. He noted, as an example, that without telematics they would not have known the boom on one of the trucks had been extended several times over several weeks, a safety hazard.

David Meisel, PG&E fleet director, said that over the next six years the fleet will add about 8,500 hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

“Each is very duty-cycle dependent. One size hybrid doesn’t fit all,” he said.

Claude Masters, fleet manager with FPL, said the company has 24 diesel-electric medium-duty hybrid trucks. Fuel economy savings range from 14% to 54%, again, Masters said, depending on the application.

Jerry Pella, fleet manager with Westar Energy, said the fleet will include onboard telematics in its first hybrid units, five Freightliner M2 “trouble trucks” it will add in 2011. The technology will provide him with more in-depth detail about the vehicle use and operation, he noted.

“We’ll go with onboard telematics to show us how they’re performing,” he said.


EnGenX provides utility fleet dispatchers and managers a powerful set of real-time routing and engine diagnostic/telemetry tools designed to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of your fleet resources. Now EnGenX can help utilities implement eco-friendly fleet management strategies by monitoring engine idle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as well as MPG, fuel burn and CO2 emissions across various speed bands.

Still not convinced...check out our webpage http://www.engenx.com/utilities.aspx(utilities page) devoted to proving EnGenX can resolve all of your Fleets issues by addressing the following areas:

  • Easily integrates with industry-leading applications.
  • Powerful Web-based Mapping Features Increase Productivity.
  • Engine Diagnostics track vehicle maintenance for better performance.
  • EnGenX gives you powerful web-based tools to analyze your fleet’s fuel consumption and take control of your fuel costs.
  • Driver/Technician Activity Tracking:
  • Put some teeth into your Green-Up initiatives.

EnGenX is able to meet all current and future requirments effective 2012. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has recently moved towards the strictest approach for its new requirements for electronic onboard recorders. The rule will go into effect June 1, 2012 stating that carriers who violate hours of service rules 10 percent of the time must use electronic onboard recorders to track drivers’ hours. This rule will affect close to 5,700 interstate carriers. This group of carriers has a higher crash rate that is higher than the industry average, 90 percent higher than the general population in two compliance reviews. If the standard is violated carriers will have to install recorders on all of their trucks, the year the truck was built will be not be a factor in the requirement, and use the recorders to track driver hours for at least two years. However; there will be an exception for carriers that install automatic onboard recorders, such as EnGenX's technology, before they are found in violation by the compliance review. With free automatic updates from EnGenX there will never be the concern if the solution is update with the latest requirements. Carriers that violate the standard, and do not install recorders will not be allowed to operate on the interstate commerce. For-hire carriers also risk losing their operating authority. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said, "We are committed to cracking down on carriers and drivers who put people on our roads and highways are at risks, this gives up another tool to enforce hours of service restrictions on drivers who attempt to get around the rules."

The devices will be required to be integrally synchronized to the truck's engine. EnGenX's solution includes a device that is installed into the vehicle automatically synchronizing the technology with the engine. The records will also have to be able to instantly track the truck's location at each change of duty status and while the truck is in motion. EnGenX is all web based, fleet managers will be able to monitor and track nearly every aspect they need to know about their fleet including current location and idle times, which complies with security requirements. The device must also provide a digital file for a police officers to read on a computer. EnGenX provides a flash drive with each component so that in the event a police officer needs to view a driver's log the technology will convert the data into a standard format for the police laptop. The information on the log will include driver's name, sleeper berth and off-duty, date, time, truck location, and distance traveled. EnGenX can show all these things using global positioning technology.

One of the main concerns with the new requirements is the devices will not be tamper proof so that drivers could alter the information in the recorders. EnGenX's technology is tamper proof in that the devices are encrypted not allowing drivers an opportunity to tamper with the device. EnGenX offers a reasonable cost with free automatic updates making the full requirements and being a able to rely on customer service a simple process. With 2012 vastly approaching let EnGenX be your preventive tactic to avoid bad compliance reviews.

For more information, visit the EnGenX website with all the information on fleet management systems, www.engenx.com.

Gas pedals never lie. Let EnGenX show you the truth.


MacAllister Machinery’s testimonial and a good one!

“We provide field service for Caterpillar machines. We were looking for a GPS solution that would integrate with our internally developed work order management system and scheduling tool to form a world class job management solution. During the selection process, we were impressed with the team at EnGenX and their willingness to help our company in any way they could, not just looking for the sale of an out of the box solution. They have lived up to their promises from day one and have been great partners in developing a world class solution.”

Mason Keiffer
Centralized Field Service Manager
MacAllister Machinery Co.

Central Indiana Power - Greenfield, Indiana

Clark Grave Vault Co. - Columbus, Ohio


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Newburgh, Indiana -- EnGenX, a leading Mobile Resource Optimization solution provider, announced today the launch of their new, customer-focused website at www.engenx.com. The new site introduces a fresh EnGenX brand while offering valuable industry information for Fleet Managers, IT Managers, and Business Owners and Executives.

Engenx.com provides information on how EnGenX enables companies with mobile resources to generate maximum ROI in the following areas: Environmental Responsibility, Regulatory Compliance, Fuel Consumption, Risk Management, Preventative Maintenance, Route Optimization, Asset Management, Cost Reduction and Employee Rewards.

The site also outlines the benefits of EnGenX across various industries, including Field Services, Transport, Construction, Delivery and Utilities.

EnGenX, formerly TrackerGPS, is a web-based solution that integrates the latest advancements in fleet management technologies to provide customers with a flexible, affordable, single-source solution to their fleet management challenges. With real-time asset tracking and route mapping, remote engine diagnostics/telemetry, driver activity monitoring and more on an easy-to-use web interface, EnGenX gives customers powerful tools to drive down costs and take control of their mobile resources.

For more information about EnGenX or to schedule a personalized online demo and see how EnGenX can optimize the mobile resources in your business, call 1-877-ENGENX-NOW or visit the EnGenX website at www.engenx.com. For more information, contact Craig Cobb at (317) 576-0712 or sales@engenx.com

About CP Research & Development
EnGenX M2M, LLC is a subsidiary of CP Research & Development, LLC, a diversified software application development company headquartered in Newburgh, Indiana, with offices Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The company is focused on the development of innovative, web-based Resource Optimization solutions for a wide variety of industries, including automotive, field services, logistics and trucking.

Aug 31, 2010

According to ADESA Analytical Services’ monthly analysis of Wholesale Used Vehicle Prices by Vehicle Model Class1, wholesale prices of full-size SUVs and pickups have fallen significantly over the last year, ostensibly because of higher fuel prices. A question arises as to whether the fall in prices for big trucks is greater than what would be justified by rising fuel prices. The analysis below shows that based solely on the rise in gasoline prices, the market may be overreacting to what many believe to be a “tipping point” as fuel prices reached the $4.00 range. As such, the bursting of the truck “bubble” may be somewhat similar to what has been seen in other markets such as housing and stocks, where shrewd opportunists are often able to capitalize on undervalued assets.

  • Apr-08 Apr-07 Differ
  • Wholesale Used Vehicle Prices*
  • Full-size SUV $12,383 $14,045 ($1,662)
  • Full-size Pickup $10,397 $12,227 ($1,830)
  • Fuel Prices ($ per gallon)**
  • Gasoline (Regular) $3.603 $2.971 $0.63
  • Diesel (On-Highway) $4.177 $2.811 $1.37
  • # of Gallons to Breakeven
  • Full-size SUV (Gasoline) 2,630
  • Full-size Pickup (Gasoline) 2,896
  • Full-size SUV (Diesel) 1,217
  • Full-size Pickup (Diesel) 1,340
  • # of Miles to Breakeven***
  • Full-size SUV (Gasoline) 39,446
  • Full-size Pickup (Gasoline) 43,434
  • Full-size SUV (Diesel) 24,334
  • Full-size Pickup (Diesel) 26,794
  • # of Months to Breakeven****
  • Full-size SUV (Gasoline) 39
  • Full-size Pickup (Gasoline) 43
  • Full-size SUV (Diesel) 24
  • Full-size Pickup (Diesel) 27
  • *Source: ADESA Analytical Services based on auction data.
  • **Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration.
  • ***Assumes 15 miles/gallon average fuel economy for gasoline and 20 mpg for diesel.
  • ****Assumes 12,000 miles per year or 1,000 miles/month.

As the table shows, it would take over three years to offset the year-over-year “savings” in full-size SUV values with the increased expense of gasoline over the last year. Put another way, full-size SUVs at auction were worth $14,045 in April 2007, when gasoline was selling for under $3.00 per gallon. Their values have fallen by close to $2,000 as national average gasoline prices have risen close to $4.00. At these rates, it would take around 40 months for the increased gasoline prices to eat away the savings on the purchase price of the SUV. For completeness sake, I did similar calculations for permutations of SUVs and pickups running on gasoline or diesel. With diesel prices rising more dramatically than gasoline prices in the last year, the savings on diesel powered trucks are matched after about 20 months of diesel cost increases. It should be noted that these calculations do not take into account the time value of money; that is, the savings on purchase prices for these vehicles are immediate, while the higher fuel costs would accrue over time. To be fair, however, the calculations also do not include any potential future escalation in fuel prices either. On the other hand, the calculations also ignore the increase in wholesale prices of compact cars, which have risen by 7.2% in the last year. The vehicles are presumably being bought in place of big trucks and their increased cost should also be considered as part of the trade-off. Moreover, diesel vehicles may be fetching even less than non-diesels, which would render the payback period above for diesel trucks conservative. Despite their oversimplification, I hope these calculations are useful for dealers “shopping” for vehicles at auction and communicating to their customers. To the extent that savings in SUV and pickup wholesale purchase prices can be passed on to consumers, the same payback period applies to the public. Some SUV or pickup owners may wish to hold on to their vehicle based on this math, but consumers should nevertheless be made aware that if they were ever in the market for a used SUV or pickup, now may be the best time to buy one – even with higher gas prices. 1

The analysis is based on nearly seven million annual sales transactions from over 170 of the largest U.S. wholesale auto auctions, including those of ADESA as well as other auction companies. ADESA Analytical Services segregates these transactions using the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Segmentation Guide to study trends by model class. The views and analysis provided herein relate to the vehicle remarketing industry as a whole and may not relate directly to KAR Holdings, Inc. The views and analysis are provided for general information only and their accuracy is not warranted. The statements contained in this report and statements that the company may make orally in connection with this report that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.


Josh Barlow, the asset manager at H&R Agri-Power said this about EnGenX.

" It is great to work with you guys (EnGenX) and to know that you listen to your customers and make the effort to roll out enhancements like these specifics to our fleet requirements. Our business is all about customer service, and it's evident that customer service is EnGenX's focus as well".


Being proactive and utilizing the engine diagnostics feature of EnGenX can help reduce or eliminate down time for a carrier adding value and reducing the cost of implementing our EnGenX solution. Downtime costs a company valuable time and money. An estimated value of around $120 dollars an hour can be lost due to downtime. As an example, US Express charges $600 per day when a unit is used by a supplier. US Express considers this price their lost opportunity cost, when a truck is unavailable through testing, at $600 per day or $60 per hour.

EnGenX’s fleet management solution is able to monitor idle times. A truck idling for one hour also suffers wear equal to about seven miles on the road. That means if a truck idles eight hours per day for 325 days of the year, for instance, it runs the maintenance equivalent of 18,000 miles and burns about 2,340 gallons of diesel (at 1.3 gallons per hour) going absolutely nowhere, hauling absolutely nothing. Even though fuel has dropped from previous highs you can still calculate savings and ROI (Return on investment ) and it still will be significant. At $2.85 per gallon, the cost of diesel today in Indiana is still too high. Consider one truck and driver that operate 100,000 miles per year and manage to improve MPG from 6.5 MPG to 7.0 MPG from close monitoring and reducing idle time. That 0.5 MPG improvement equates to $3,132.00 per year for one truck. Monitor speeding or poor driving. You may be able to receive a discount from your insurance company. Our On the track map, can help you track any point and it will tell you the speed they were traveling and date and time.

The implications of EnGenX’s technology offer a solution in terms of being able to manage inevitable problems. The technology is not going to prevent the problems from happening, but it does make it manageable and more beneficial for the organization. Unscheduled downtime can be a burden to any company. Issuing the proper technology can make this down time much more manageable.

For more information, visit the EnGenX website with all the information on fleet management systems, www.engenx.com.

The future is telling us everything! Let EnGenX make it more clear.


May 21, 2010, in Washington D.C. - President Obama ordered the government to develop first-time fuel efficiency and emissions standards for medium-sized and heavy-duty trucks.

"This is going to bring down the cost for transporting goods, serving businesses and consumers alike. It will reduce pollution," Obama said in a Rose Garden appearance. The EPA and Transportation Department will be enforcing these standards for light trucks and cars. As stated by the White house, these trucks currently use more than 2 million barrels of oil every day and an average of 6.1 miles per gallon.

Obama stated that, the administration estimates "that we can increase fuel economy by as much as 25 percent in tractor-trailers using technologies that already exist today." One of these technologies is the Mobile Resource Management software developed by EnGenX. EnGenX allows your company to reduce the unnecessary miles traveled, improve fuel efficiency, monitor engine performance and track and trend CO2 emissions. EnGenX also improves fuel efficiency by monitoring speed, idle time and route optimization to reduce the miles traveled. EnGenX is capable of identifying poorly performing vehicles to help correct these problems as quickly as possible saving the company money and helping to improve the environment.

An EPA official stated that the rules for commercial trucks would be issued in 2012 and implemented two years later. Updated rules for cars and light-duty trucks will be issued in September, the official said.

Two thousand twelve is vastly approaching and there is no need to wait for these rules to be implemented when you can start improving your fleet today! With the EnGenX software, you would be able to begin that improvement today, and with free automatic upgrades EnGenX will continue to improve your company and the environment. Not only is it good for the environment, it is good for business.

Recently, a case study between a hybrid and a non-hybrid truck was done to determine the amount of engine idling, production of CO2 per hour and the amount of fuel usage per hour. The case study showed on average, by using the EnGenX solution, the trucks were able to reduce their idling time, production of CO2 per hour and amount of fuel usage per hour.

For more information, visit the EnGenX website with all the information on fleet management systems, www.engenx.com.

The fleet is speaking it's time to listen! Let EnGenX make it more clear.


Newburgh, Indiana - As utility companies face increased internal and external pressure to implement eco-friendly fleet management strategies, access to accurate, real-time carbon emission data has become critical. In an effort to provide an easy-to-use, customer-focused “Green-Up” solution, EnGenX has launched a web-based, real-time engine diagnostic and mobile fleet vehicle optimization tool that allows fleet managers to monitor fuel emissions (CO2) and daily fuel usage in real-time.

EnGenX’s robust feature set, which includes web-based vehicle tracking, route mapping, engine idle time and driver behavior monitoring, now provides real-time engine diagnostics, including MPG, fuel burn and CO2 emissions across various speed bands. “EnGenX allows fleet managers to realize operational efficiencies while at the same time reducing the environmental impact of their fleet,” says John Cobb, CEO of EnGenX M2M. “It’s really a win-win situation from a profitability and environmental responsibility viewpoint.”

For more information, contact Craig Cobb at (317) 576-0712 or sales@engenx.com