PS2, PineSpire and You

by Nancy Brockman

Your PS2 Dashboard Aligns With PineSpire Values

Our values as a company include being fully transparent to our customers in our mission to provide the very best revenue stream possible, the most accurate data and reporting, and presentation of opportunities to grow your program and fleet inventory. The PS2 Platform fits perfectly with our mission and perfectly with our clients’ operations!

FULL TRANSPARENCY WITH PS2
• Know how much you will get paid and when
• Detailed revenue statements in easy to review format
• Share financial data with accounting and finance easily
• Historical data helps to justify decisions on fleet growth
• Track your PineSpire ONTIME payments
• Pinespire has build PS2 to provide useful reports for operating managers throughout the organization.

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT ON PS2
• Your eligible fleet inventory lives on your PS2 Dashboard (sort by location, type, etc)
• The electric fleet inventory creates carbon credit revenue
• Know how your credits are calculated
• Fully exportable data base
• See all inputs on energy usage by your fleet
• 24/7 access to grants and funding oppportunities
• PineSpire generated reminders to review inventory
• And soon, you’ll be able to manage your ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) Fleet on PS2
• With PineSpire’s quarterly notifications and 24/7 access to your inventory, we work with you to make sure your fleet reporting is accurate and there are no program risks.


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Welcome to the PS2 Dashboard

by Nancy Brockman

Your PS2 Dashboard is Your Customized Portal for LCFS/CFP Management

PineSpire’s PS2 Platform may not be as fun as “Play Station”…but it is the most revolutionary way to access, understand, and manage all things LCFS/CFP and EV Fleet efficacy.  PineSpire has always provided our customers with reliable information and payments, and now with the new PS2 Platform, our customers have their own 24/7 access to their information.

Our Revolutionary PS2 Platform Brings Data to Your Customized Dashboard – 24/7

Imagine having 24/7 access to one easy-to-use platform from your desktop (or tablet) to:

• your entire eligible electric fleet inventory

• total energy usage

• average credit price

• carbon credit revenue and reliable payment information

• get updates on grants and funding opportunities

• and full transparency on how PineSpire manages your credit generation

Your customized dashboard will give you the ability to pull custom reports (from executive summary to intricate detail) on data that will provide you with ROI information; help you track inventory; pull financial reports to aid in decisions on fleet management; provide a valuable story for marketing and communications outreach; and more.

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Introducing the Revolutionary PS2 Customer Platform

by pinespire

Access Your Information 24/7 – Full Transparency For The PineSpire Customer

The most significant pain point we have heard from potential customers in the commercial, industrial, and municipal sectors who are looking to participate in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) or Clean Fuels Program (CFP) is that they do not have transparency into their carbon credits. PineSpire has always provided our customers with reliable information and payments, and now with the new PS2 Platform, our customers have their own 24/7 access to their information.

PineSpire was founded to bring a refreshing level of partnership for their Carbon Credits. We took this to the next level with the launch of our PS2 Platform which allows our customers to view their revenue from Carbon Credits, their fleet inventory, and valuable data on a customized dashboard 24/7.

PineSpire’s PS2 Platform unlocks a new level of transparency in Carbon Credits – 24/7 Access from your dashboard

What does this mean for our customers?

Our customers now unlock the ability to view revenue through:

  • Revenue Statements by Quarter or Month
  • Breakout all revenue values by facility and equipment type
  • Drill down to see the value per vehicle
  • Value of their Carbon Credits
  • Cost of their Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) that boost credit generation
  • Access to every piece of how revenue is calculated
PineSpire Online Platform, PS2, Provides Total Transparency for Customer generating Carbon Credits

Transparency brings a refreshing touch to your fleet

PineSpire’s PS2 Platform is just the beginning of how we plan to provide our customers with new data and transparency for their fleet.  No need to question how much money is my fleet making? How do we know what percentage we are getting? How has my fleet performed long-term?

Instead, you will now be asking us how your company can leverage other PineSpire offerings like Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) or Electrification Planning!

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California’s Zero Emission Forklift Rule Updates

by Nancy Brockman

The Zero Emission Forklift Rule is currently in development, with CARB approval expected in 2023. This rule is phasing out the use of propane forklifts in California and requiring the use of Zero Emission engines (such as electric or hydrogen) instead. PineSpire is following the rulemaking closely and keeping our partners up-to-date on the latest changes. In July, CARB released the latest draft Rule. We’ve summarized major updates for you below.

PineSpire offers our Customers a fleet-specific review of the impacts of the proposed Zero Emission Forklift Rule.

Changes to Propane Lift Phase-Out Schedule

There are 3 major changes to how the phase-out of propane combustion forklifts is proposed:

  • Phase Out Requirements will begin Jan 1st, 2026 and are based on the forklift model year.
  • The Phase-out timeline is now different for Class IV (cushion tire) forklifts than Class V (pneumatic tire) forklifts. Class IV cushion tire forklifts are typically used indoors only, whereas Class V pneumatic lifts are capable of outdoor operations.
  • There is a maximum percent of fleet required to be turned over each year. This change helps spread out the cost to fleet owners over more years. This revised timeline and fleet cap is shown in the table below.
Phase Out of Propane Forklifts with Model Year and Fleet Caps.

Rentals, Reporting, Exemption Updates

CARB has changed direction on addressing rental forklifts in the Zero Emission Forklift rule, and is now proposing that all rental fleets must meet the phase-out requirements (with no percent of fleet cap). This puts the burden on rental fleet owners rather than the originally proposed fleet operator requirements. Expect this to have a significant effect on forklift rentals in California.

The updated draft Rule also has further clarifications on exemptions, such as for low-use forklifts (operated <200 hrs per year), rough-terrain forklifts, and forklifts greater than 12,000 lbs capacity.

The reporting and compliance with the rule will be done in the DOORS system. The draft Rule simplifies many of the fleet operators reporting requirements.

Give CARB Feedback

CARB is holding meetings with stakeholders that want to provide comment, or you can submit them via email. The next public meeting on the proposed rule is expected late this summer. If you want to make your voice heard, you can reach out to CARB directly at zeforklifts@arb.ca.gov. Or reach out to PineSpire about collaborating on the issues.

The Upside of Electric

When evaluating your fleets compliance and the return on investment by switching to electric fleets, there are a lot of upsides. Instead of buying propane, LCFS credits give you revenue every time you fuel your e-forklift. There are upsides in O&M and safety as well. Reach out if you’d like an evaluation of your potential LCFS revenue and fuel savings: contact@PineSpire.com

Electric Fleet Grant Opportunities

by Ryan Huggins

Now is a great time to look for Electric Vehicle, EV Charger, and Electric Forklift Incentives!

PineSpire recommends following these steps to identify the best opportunities for you:

  1. Equipment Type: Identify what equipment is on your ‘wishlist’ and find the right funding.
  2. Evaluate Eligibility: What Air Quality District or Utility Territory are you located in? Do you have old internal-combustion equipment to retire in exchange for new electric equipment? Is your current fleet in compliance with Air Quality Regulations?
  3. Timing: What is the Grant deadline? Does the lead time for new equipment work for your operations?

Here is a look at some great current opportunities to get funding towards your future electric fleet

HVIP: Hybrid and Zero Emissions Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program

Types of vehicles: Trucks, Buses, other specialized Heavy-Duty Vehicles

HVIP is open to entities across California and uses a ‘voucher’ system to simplify the paperwork and reporting. Funding is available until all vouchers are claimed, so don’t delay in looking at eligible vehicles and applying!

Goods Movement Program

Types of Vehicles: Diesel Trucks, Cargo handling equipment, transport refrigeration unit and forkflits

The Goods Movement Program is open to entities involved in Goods Movement (such as logistics companies) and aims to retire internal combustion equipment by funding a portion of the purchase price of new zero emission (i.e. electric) equipment. Each Air Quality District manages the Goods Movement Program in their region; check your Air District for application dates.

Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE)

Types of Vehicles: Terminal Tractors, Forklifts, and other freight-handling equipment that replaces diesel models

The CORE program is set to open July 18, 2022 with a total of $125M. This program is available state-wide and uses a Voucher model. Prepare for the opportunity by evaluating eligible equipment and contacting an approved dealer to be ready for program opening.

PineSpire is here to help our customers make the most of these opportunities and meet their fleet financial goals through lowering fuel costs and O&M over the long-run.

PineSpire Joins CA Grocers

by pinespire

PineSpire is honored to become a member of the California Grocers Association. CAGrocers.com

CA Grocers supports a grocery industry that nourishes the nation’s most populous state. CA Grocers membership program connects the grocery industry to each other and to resources, like PineSpire, available to assist in creating a thriving industry. Through networking, education, and outreach, PineSpire is looking forward to becoming an integral part of the California Grocers Association’s sustainability efforts through Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) management and revenue generation, alerting members to grant opportunities and providing consulting on EV Fleet, Equipment and Charging initiatives.

PineSpire Featured in MHN

by pinespire

PineSpire and our own Patrick Dawson were featured in an online article published by the Material Handling Network….

Here’s a snippet of the full article below:

One company providing a nontraditional, but vital kind of support to industrial and commercial companies and municipalities is Durango, Colo.-based PineSpire. They may not provide the forklifts that move massive amounts of product, but they will help you find revenue streams to purchase electric forklifts, yard goats, and yard semis.

PineSpire Co-Founder Patrick Dawson said they specifically provide turnkey services to California companies navigating the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) standards and Oregon firms required to comply with the Clean Fuels Program (CFP).

“It’s a way for them to gain efficiency by letting us take care of what we say is the process from registration to revenue,” Dawson said.

Patrick Dawson, Co-Founder

The California and Oregon programs are designed to decrease the carbon intensity of transportation fuels used there and provide an increasing range of low-carbon and renewable alternatives. That applies to everything from city plows to company forklifts.

Among the many layers of the programs are grants and incentives provided to those who meet the standards. Yet many materials-handling firms and other companies likely don’t have the time or staff to undertake what can amount to a full-time job just understanding the nuances of the laws, Dawson said.

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The Future of Transportation In California

by Ryan Huggins

The Future of Transportation in California: Zero Emission Vehicles, Truck Refrigeration Units and LCFS Credits
Free Webinar: Thursday, October 21, 2021 – 10am – 11:30 am PST. Register Now!

Join Ryan Huggins, PineSpire Co-Founder, along with panelists from the California Air Resources Board and SoCalGas to get comprehensive expertise about the many aspects of Electrification. CARB will focus on Zero-Emission Truck Refrigeration Units while SoCalGas will provide insights based on their first-hand experience of converting their vehicle fleet to electric and hydrogen. PineSpire will provide information on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program and how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together. The webinar is hosted by the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council on Thursday, October 21st, 10am-11:30am (PST)CLICK HERE to REGISTER for this free educational webinar.

Learn how to create and monetize LCFS credits; Explore the value of LCFS credits for different vehicle classes and use-cases; learn how to use fleet data to benefit regulatory compliance, LCFS revenue, and budgeting decisions; ask questions with experts on Air Quality regulations; and hear how one large company has implemented zero-emissions in their fleet.

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The Latest On CARB’s Zero Emission Forklift Requirements

by Ryan Huggins

You know about California’s policies to phase out gasoline powered cars and trucks, but did you know forklifts are also included in this plan?  As part of Executive Order N-79-20 to transition California to zero emission vehicles, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is tasked with creating rules to transition all California forklifts to Zero Emission Forklifts

While we know regulations are no one’s favorite topic, we want to be sure our partners aren’t caught off-guard when the new rules come into place.  And more importantly that our partners are getting the LCFS revenue that comes with converting more of your fleet to Zero-Emission (i.e. Electric) Forklifts.

To help you stay current, PineSpire has boiled down the most recent updates from CARB’s August 17th webinar on the draft Zero-Emission Forklift rule.

What counts as Zero-Emission: 

This regulation is targeting zero tailpipe emissions, which in practical terms requires using an electric forklift powered by a battery or a fuel-cell.

The Regulation is phasing out Internal Combustion (IC) forklifts that run off of diesel, gasoline or propane

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Electrify Your Yard Goat – Funding Available!

by pinespire

Yard Goats can eat up a lot of time and resources keeping old diesel engines in compliance with tightening air quality regulations.  Valley Air has grant funding currently available to solve that problem.  With Valley Air’s current Truck Replacement Grant, you can apply for grant funding of up to $200,000 for a new all-electric yard goat. 

Moving to a zero-emission all-electric yard goat will get you out of the cycle of air quality mitigation and reporting and back to focusing on your operations. The all-electric vehicles, available from several manufacturers, are easy to operate, lower fuel and maintenance cost, and most importantly create revenue from vehicle charging credits in CARB’s LCFS program every time you use them. PineSpire has many customers already operating these heavy-duty EVs and earning LCFS credits.  

Things to know:

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