Danos Featured in Fleet Owner Magazine


By: The Pipeline

Fleet Owner Magazine interviewed Asset Manager Amanda Worrell to discuss how Danos is reducing emissions, saving money and increasing safety through its partnership with Derive. Additionally, Fleet Mechanic and Field Employee of the Year Finalist George Fuentes is pictured in the article's cover photo.

The magazine discusses Danos' experience with the software:

After a successful pilot program, oil and gas service company Danos decided to deploy Efficiency VQ on 400 of its 450 units, which are mostly GM and Ford three-quarter- and half-ton pickups. The vehicles are used to transport crews out on the Permian Basin oilfields in West Texas, as well as areas of Louisiana and Pennsylvania.

Danos fleet manager Amanda Worrell confirmed the company’s vehicles are falling within the range of 6 to 10% fuel efficiency. Danos’ trucks are also speed governed to 75 mph through VQ Efficiency.

Fleets can monitor their performance on a dashboard called Mission Control. Worrell said more data needs to be collected to truly understand how much the engine-tweaking may benefit terrains similar to those in the pilots, but she did say the ROI is fast.

“Within year one, it actually it balances out,” Worrell said. “So the longer we maintain Derive in the fleet, then it's almost as if Derive is paying Danos to run its software.”

More recently, Danos has done some solar work in Arizona and Texas, highlighting the company’s sustainability goals.

“Reducing our carbon footprint is one of the big challenges these days; everybody is looking how to make themselves a greener company,” she said.

One big reason is that Danos’ customers include major oil companies, who have made their own public-facing statements about reaching carbon neutrality. If Danos were not as laser-focused on reducing emissions, they risk jeopardizing their partnerships.

Danos found the software does save 2.95 tons of CO2 per vehicle annually. Extrapolated to the fleet level, Danos will remove 1,178 tons of CO2 per year. That equates to eliminating 28 vehicles’ emissions, or 7% of its fleet.

And every small step helps on the journey to sustainability.

“The more money that we're able to save on fuel, then we're able to invest in other technologies,” Worrell said. “Because we are technology-driven, we're always looking to improve and to find the next thing, to be ahead of the curve.”

Read the full article, titled Calibrating Engines to Reduce Fuel Costs, Emissions, here.

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