NEAR-ZERO CARBON HD TRUCK
Star Oilco. is the first company on the West Coast to integrate The Vector System into their fleet of trucks. Operating a variety of heavy-duty fuel trucks, Star is leading the charge for fleet decarbonization in fleet applications with high GVWRs that are challenging or impossible to electrify.
Company Name: Star Oilco.
Company Location: Portland, Oregon
Partner Since: 2020
Number of Optimus Equipped Trucks: 3
Truck Type: Petroleum, biodiesel, and ethanol haulers
What brought Star Oilco. to partner with Optimus and test out The Vector System? What were your goals in turning to B100 fuel use?
We [Star Oilco.] are a longtime and early biodiesel adopter as well as marketer. I [Owner Mark Fitz] was excited to meet Colin at an REG event and fell in love with the Vector System technology immediately.
What is it like working with Optimus?
What achievements have been made so far in the partnership?
We are marketing Optimus and B99 trucks as a real solution in our state of Oregon, where CO2 emissions have a rising cost. We are pushing this as an immediate payback opportunity to move to a low CO2-emitting fuel.
How has Optimus Technologies helped your fleet better align their company values?
Optimus Technologies is extremely innovative. We are now using tech in our fleet that allows us to reduce carbon emissions. Being an early adopter of this technology is very exciting and motivating for our entire team. We can hopefully set precedence for other transport companies to do the same.
For Government Fleets
“Our drivers tested the Vector system on 5 heavy duty plow trucks. The first weekend with the Vector system we had a blizzard with temperatures at -10 F. The trucks worked flawlessly, 24/7 in plowing operations.”
– Rich Iverson, Fleet Support Manager with City of Ames
For Commercial Fleets
“Optimus Technologies’ Vector System offers an immediately-available, cost effective solution for fleets across the nation looking to lower their carbon footprint and transition to more sustainable operations.”
– Mark Fitz, Owner of Star Oilco.
"Optimus Technologies is extremely innovative. We are now using tech in our fleet that allows us to reduce carbon emissions. Being an early adopter of this technology is very exciting!"
- MARK FITZ, OWNER OF STAR OILCO.
Optimus Technologies announced today that Star Oilco, one of Oregon’s leading oil and fuel service providers, has achieved massive carbon emission reductions in their heavy-duty fleet operations by implementing Optimus Technologies’ advanced biodiesel fuel technology, The Vector System, in five (5) Class 8 fuel distribution trucks with heavy-haul weight ratings up to 105,000 pounds.