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December 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

2011 Ford Fusion/Fusion Hybrid Named Fleet Car of the Year

2011 Ford Fusion

By Jennifer Washington

The 2011 Fleet Car of the Year has an all six-speed transmission lineup, various engine choices, new standard and available features, and Sport and Hybrid models.

Tags: Fleet Car of the Year

December 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Focus on Fuel Efficiency

By Grace Suizo

Challenging drivers to engage in more fuel-efficient driving practices is just one effective method for cutting down on fuel use and reducing a fleet’s carbon footprint.

Tags: Wheels, Inc., EcoWheels

December 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Test Drives Propane Vehicles

Tom Armstrong (left), fleet director for ThyssenKrupp Elevator, and Todd Mouw, ROUSH vice president of sales and marketing, revealed the fleet’s propane-powered van at the 2010 Green Fleet Conference.

By Brittany-Marie Swanson

ThyssenKrupp Elevator will roll out its initial propane-powered fleet vehicles in Phoenix by the end of 2010.

Tags: ROUSH, Ferrellgas, PERC, Propane Autogas, Elevator Fleet

December 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

GM Lays Out the Plan for Fleet

By Chris Brown

In July 2009, General Motors was reborn with four core brands and an eye toward the future. GM’s executive director, Fleet & Commerical Operations, Brian Small, discusses how a leaner — and greener — GM plans to meet the needs of commercial buyers in the years to come.

Tags: Chevrolet, Volt, Green Fleet Conference, Savana, Express, Fuel Economy, HHR, Compressed Natural Gas, General Motors

December 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Cover Story

Green Initiatives Surge in Commercial Truck Fleets

Frito-Lay's deployment of 176 electric trucks will eliminate the need for 500,000 gallons of fuel annually.

By Staff

Truck fleets across the nation have continued adding alternative-energy vehicles, contributing to their corporate sustainability goals.

Tags: AT&T, FedEx, UPS, Verizon, Frito-Lay, Prime Time Shuttle

December 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Biodiesel a 'Rising Star' in Warner Bros. Fleet

ROSENFELD

By Tariq Kamal

Entertainment meets environmental awareness at Warner Bros. Studios, where Jonathan Rosenfeld is running some of his fleet’s largest vehicles on 20-percent biodiesel.

Tags: Prius, Transit Connect

December 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

GM Debuts CNG Vans at Green Fleet Conference

The Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans with CNG option are offered with two systems: the three-tank and the four-tank. Shown is the four-tank system, which adds a tank to the cargo area.

By Thi Dao

General Motors showcased its Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana CNG vans at the Green Fleet Conference, allowing fleet managers and the public a look inside the cargo van for the first time.

Tags: Compressed Natural Gas, General Motors

December 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Green Fleet Conference Packs the House

Photos featured in this article are also available online, along with additional images of conference highlights, at www.greenfleetconference.com. Als

By Grace L. Suizo & Thi Dao

With a number of industry leaders from both commercial and public sector fleets serving as presenters and panelists, general and concurrent sessions were standing-room only.

Tags: Awards, 100 Best Fleets, NGVAmerica, Green Fleet Conference, Environmental Leadership Award

November 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Government Fleet Managers Recognized for Leading ‘Green’ Efforts

By Staff

Government Fleet announced 14 public sector fleet leaders as the recipients of this year’s 2010 Environmental Leadership Awards at the Green Fleet Conference in October.

Tags: Awards, Municipal Fleets, Green Fleet Conference, Environmental Leadership Award

November 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Kraft Foods Pursues Sustanability with Steps 'Big & Small'

Kraft requires all carriers to shut off tractor engines while parked at its shipping locations.

By Cindy Brauer

The food company eliminated more than 50 million truck miles globally and took the equivalent of more than 50,000 truck shipments off the road between 2005 and 2009, significantly reducing fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.

Tags: Sustainability, Kraft

October 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Cover Story

Measuring Emissions a Growing Priority for Fleets

The number of fleets measuring emissions has made significant gains over the past two years, with 49 percent — nearly half — of participants now reporting the practice. In 2008, only 28 percent respon

By Staff

The results of the 2010 Green Survey by PHH Arval reveal the number of fleets measuring emissions has increased over the past two years.

Tags: PHH, Industry Research, Greenhouse Gas

October 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Biodiesel by the Numbers

Though quality checks and balances are the industry rule, Steven Levy of Sprague Energy recommends confirming through documentation that your supplier adheres to ASTM standards and BQ-9000 accreditati

By Chris Brown

Biodiesel offers a straightforward path to a greener fleet. Before implementing, choose the right blend, know all fueling options, and understand engine warranty and maintenance obligations.

Tags: Biodiesel, B-20, B-100

October 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

NAFA Forms CARB Advisory Council

By Staff

To show its support of California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations and establish the Association as a credible source of fleet information, NAFA created a newly instituted CARB Advisory Council.

Tags: CARB, NAFA, Legislation

October 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Carrier Corp. Cuts Down on Fleet Emissions

Carrier Corp. has generated more than $1 million in fuel savings since 2008, with a GHG reduction equivalent to removing more than 3,000 cars from the road.

By Staff

Right-sizing vehicles and using GPS has helped Carrier’s fleet reduce emissions by more than 30 percent since 2006.

Tags: Greenhouse Gas

October 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

PepsiCo Commits to Reducing GHG Emissions

By Staff

The food and beverage company committed itself to an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its global operations, with a goal to reduce fuel-use intensity by 25 percent per unit of production by 2015.

Tags: PepsiCo, Greenhouse Gas

October 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Scarcity of Data on Plug-in Electrics Makes Fleet Decision-Making Difficult

The majority of fleet respondents, 69 percent, noted the limited driving range per charge as one of the main factors concerning the purchase of plug-in electric vehicles.

By Staff

In a recent plug-in electric vehicle survey, fleet managers responded that they did not feel they had the necessary data to make an informed decision, and only 35 percent saw a plug-in electric vehicle as a good fit for fleet.

Tags: Donlen, Industry Research, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

September 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Improving Federal Fleet Management

By Adlore Chaudier

Efforts to improve federal fleet management on all levels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and petroleum consumption have increased since President Obama signed EO 13514 in 2009.

Tags: Government Fleets, Barack Obama, Greenhouse Gas

September 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Del-Air Wins Big Through Process Improvement

(Left) Bob Adamsky, fleet manager for Del-Air Heating & Air Conditioning worked with Charlie Mahoney, national sales manager for SCT Fleet Solutions, to reprogram vehicle powertrain control modules re

By Lauren Fletcher

Out-of-the-box thinking and the love of a challenge give one fleet manager the edge to win the NAFA Fleet Management Association’s 2010 Larry Goill Award.

Tags: Awards, NAFA

September 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Greenhouse Gas Management for Medium-Duty Fleets

By Jason Mathers & Karen Healey

Strategies to increase the fuel efficiency of medium-duty trucks include selecting lower-carbon vehicles, spec’ing for efficiency, engaging drivers in reductions, and tracking greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: EDF, Medium-Duty Trucks, PHH, Greenhouse Gas

September 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Fleets Set Out to Cut GHG Emissions

By Grace L. Suizo & Thi Dao

Fleets have implemented a number of strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ten proven examples are highlighted.

Tags: PepsiCo, Novo Nordisk, AstraZeneca, Kennecott Utah Copper, Schwan's

August 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Gas vs. Hybrids: Which is Better Suited for Your Fleet?

By Grace Suizo

When considering the addition of hybrid vehicles to fleet, it’s important to make sure the financial aspects of these eco-friendly models meet your specific needs without going over budget.

Tags: Vincentric, Fuel Economy, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

August 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Chevrolet & GMC Announce 2011-MY CNG & LPG Vans for Fleets

Vehicle shown is gas-powered model. Varies slightly from CNG/LPG-powered versions.

By Staff

CNG and LPG systems for the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana are fully integrated and will meet EPA and CARB requirements.

Tags: Chevrolet, Vans, LPG, Savana, Express, Compressed Natural Gas, General Motors

July 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Cover Story

Verizon Continues to Expand its Green Fleet

Pictured is Verizon’s hybrid aerial. The vehicle’s prominent “globe” logo represents the company’s widespread sustainability theme. The fleet’s alternative-fuel vans and pickups will also sport the gl

By Cheryl Knight

Verizon recently launched a comprehensive sustainability program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve energy. Previous efforts reduced CO2 emissions by more than 793 million lbs.

Tags: Bucket Truck, Verizon

July 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Mapping a Sustainable Fleet Strategy

By Cindy Brauer

Building an environmentally responsible fleet requires research, planning, and matching vehicles and technologies to applications and business needs. Two companies share best practices in developing sustainable fleet programs.

Tags: AT&T, ServiceMaster

July 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Telematics Sensor-Equipped Trucks Help UPS Control Costs

The charts shown are to illustrate the range of telematics data reporting solutions from Geotab and do not contain UPS specific information.

By Shelley Mika

Telematics helps the delivery company determine a truck’s performance and condition, as well as identify ways drivers can make small adjustments that yield major results.

Tags: telematics, GPS, UPS, Idling, Geotab

July 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Gas, Hybrid and Diesel: A Lifecycle Cost Analysis

Mercedes-Benz is the only manufacturer to produce a similar gas-, hybrid- and diesel-powered model, the ML350, ML450H and ML350CDI. The diesel model has the best lifecycle cost of the group.

By Chris Brown

Higher fuel prices and moderating acquisition costs have improved hybrids’ return on investment in recent years. Diesels step into the “green” spotlight with new models and strong lifecycle costs.

Tags: Vincentric, Lifecycle Costs, diesel vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

July 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

What Fleet Managers Should Know About Idle Limiters

By Sean Lyden

Automatically controlling idling with engine idle limiters can help produce fuel economy savings, lower maintenance costs, and diminish a fleet’s carbon footprint.

Tags: Maintenance, Idling

June 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Bright Ideas: Going Green

By Staff

Successful green efforts include switching to alternative fuel vehicles, reducing petroleum consumption, running on re-refined oil, and implementing policies on idling, purchasing, right-sizing, and downsizing.

Tags: Sustainability, Motor Oil, Bright Ideas

June 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Green Fleet Conference Heads to San Diego

By Cindy Brauer

Scheduled Oct. 18-19, the 2010 conference offers focused resources to build cost-effective, sustainable fleets. The event features education sessions, a first-time ride & drive, exhibits, and networking components.

Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleet Conference, Networking

June 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Turning Over a New Leaf

Nissan LEAF

By Lauren Fletcher

The Nissan LEAF is the first in Nissan’s forthcoming lineup of electric vehicles and is expected to assist public sector fleets in tasks such as meter reading and inspection, general administration, and rental pools.

Tags: Nissan, LEAF, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

'Green Telematics' Use to Grow

By Cindy Brauer

Providing solutions for fleet sustainability efforts, the “green” telematics market is expected to expand nine-fold by 2015. Most valuable to fleets is the wireless communication of fuel consumption and emissions data.

Tags: telematics, Frost & Sullivan

April 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Kraft Foods Field-Tests Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Ford Fusion Hybrid

By Cindy Brauer

As part of continuing sustainability efforts, the global foods powerhouse is evaluating initial driver response to a pilot test of Ford and Toyota hybrids, the Subaru Forester PZEV, and the diesel-powered VW Jetta in its sales fleet.

Tags: Toyota, Subaru, Volkswagen, Kraft

May 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

How Does the 2010 EPA Standard Impact Fleet Biodiesel Use?

By Sean Lyden

The EPA’s 2010 standard calls for reductions in nitrogen oxide emissions by 83 percent from the 2007 mandate. Industry experts discuss the new standard’s impact on NOx levels, engine performance, and fuel quality.

Tags: Biodiesel, Legislation, EPA

May 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Ford Charges Up for the Transit Connect Electric

By Ashley Willis

Drawing on the success of the Transit Connect, Ford Motor Company will release a battery-powered version of the commercial vehicle to help fleets lower operating costs.

Tags: Transit Connect, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

CNG Fills Up AT&T's Alt-Fuel Fleet

AT&T plans to complete 1,850 CNG conversions during 2010.

By Grace L. Suizo

To meet a target of 15,000 alt-fuel vehicles by 2019, AT&T is replacing 8,000 of its fleet’s petroleum-powered service vehicles with compressed natural gas (CNG) models. This year, 1,850 service vehicles will be converted to CNG.

Tags: AT&T, Alternative-fuel vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas

May 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Propane Provides Competitive Edge

Eric Hansen, founder and president of Competitive Lawn Care, takes delivery of the first propane-powered Ford F-350 from Jack Roush at the ROUSH Performance assembly plant.

By Tariq Kamal

Competitive Lawn Service may soon become the first lawn care company in the United States to run its vehicles and equipment entirely on propane.

Tags: ROUSH, Propane Autogas, Greenhouse Gas

May 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

What Happens When Your CNG Tanks Expire?

By Cheryl Knight

Industry experts continue to explore options for possible CNG tank recertification, as well as safer tank disposal, a federal CNG vehicle registration system, and government grant help.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas

May 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

On With the Show

Rosenfeld attributes much of his fleet’s ease of operation to the studio’s auto shop, which employs six full-time mechanics and includes metal fabrication facilities.

By Tariq Kamal

Entertainment meets environmental awareness at Warner Bros. Studios, where Jonathan Rosenfeld is running some of his fleet’s largest vehicles on 20 percent biodiesel.

Tags: Remarketing, Biodiesel, EPA

May 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Forecasting Fleet’s Future at NAFA

By Chris Brown

Fleet professionals are expecting higher gas prices, tight inventory, longer warranty periods, fuel tax incentives and texting-while-driving bans.

Tags: Biodiesel, NAFA, Ethanol, NHTSA, EPA, Propane Autogas, Compressed Natural Gas, Greenhouse Gas, Alternative Fuels

April 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

KONE Takes Fleet Eco-Efficiency to a Higher Level

KONE's sourcing team uses a broad category management structure involving key stakeholders throughout the entire organization.

By Cheryl Knight

This 100-year-old global company streamlined fleet operations, reducing costs of the targeted passenger fleet, trimmed dealer out-of-stock purchases, lowered acquisition costs and accident rates, and decreased greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: Fleet Operations, Consolidation

April 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Cover Story

State Farm Commits to a Green Fleet

By Shelley Mika

From its first Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle to a current fleet of more than 350 hybrid-electric vehicles, plus the use of van pools and energy-efficient buildings, State Farm is committed to reducing emissions.

Tags: State Farm, Insurance Fleets, Toyota Prius, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

March 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

EPA HD OBD Ruling Impacts Medium-Duty Fleets

By Sean Lyden

Effective Jan. 1, the heavy-duty onboard diagnostic (HD OBD) ruling requires truck manufacturers install OBD systems on trucks 14,001-lbs. GVWR or greater.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, EPA, Legislation

March 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

ROUSH Offers Propane-Fueled Ford E-Series Vans

Ford E-Series Propane-Fueled Van

By Lauren Fletcher

Meeting super ultra low emission vehicle (SULEV) II emission standards, ROUSH’s line of propane-fueled Ford E-Series vans was prompted by fleet manager interest.

Tags: E-Series, ROUSH, Propane Autogas

March 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Freightliner M2 112 Goes All-Natural

Business Class M2 112

By Ashley Willis

Portland, Ore.-based Freightliner introduces the Business Class M2 112 NG, its first natural gas-powered truck. 2010 EPA emissions-compliant, the truck is targeted for natural gas utilities, port operations, and municipalities.

Tags: Freightliner, Compressed Natural Gas

March 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Staples Fleet Tests Diesel-Electric Viability

Staples' 2,200-unit fleet includes Isuzu N-Series and FTR, International 4300 and Freightliner M2 Class 5, 6 and 7 medium-duty trucks.

By Chad Simon

Staples’ ongoing mission to green its fleet included a pilot program for diesel-electric hybrid trucks — with mixed results.

Tags: NAFA, diesel-electric, National Truck Equipment Association, National Private Truck Council

March 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

iPhone Apps to Aid Your Fleet

By Justina Ly

A variety of iPhone apps can help you monitor your fuel usage and manage everything from mileage to maintenance.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, vehicle history reports, Navigation System, Fuel Management

January 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

City of Seattle Moves to an All-Green Fleet

By Cheryl Knight

Seattle moves full-force toward a 100-percent advanced technology and alt-fuels fleet. The initiative has resulted in better gas mileage, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and a reduction in annual petroleum fuel use.

Tags: Fuel, Municipal Fleets, Alternative Fuels

January 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

City of Burbank Refuse Fleet Goes 100% CNG

The City of Burbank, Calif., fleet team includes (back row, l-r) Craig Van Item, Rex Richardson, Richard Benson, Richard Powell, Brian Orlowski, Jim Lawson, Johnny Stein, Alfred Johnson, Gary Rand, an

By Shelley Mika

The Southern California city’s solid refuse fleet is now 100-percent CNG-fueled. While the move to CNG required an infrastructure capital investment, the benefits include lower fuel and maintenance costs, and reduced emissions.

Tags: Fuel, Compressed Natural Gas

January 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

CNG Fuels 'Green' Victory for Culver City

Led by Equipment Maintenance Manager Paul Condran (center), the Culver City Equipment Maintenance & Fleet Services Division operates as a full-service fleet organization, providing services such as eq

By Grace Lauron

The City of Culver City, Calif.’s use of compressed natural gas (CNG) helped the fleet gain national recognition as a green leader, most recently the title of #1 Government Green Fleet in North America in 2009.

Tags: Compressed Natural Gas

January 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Toshiba America Medical Systems Expands Hybrid Fleet

By Chad Simon

Since implementing Toyota Camry Hybrids in 2007, Toshiba America Medical Systems’ fleet has burned 117,000 fewer gallons of gasoline, saving approximately $352,000, based on average mpg, and reduced CO2 emissions by 2.1 million lbs.

Tags: Toyota, Toshiba, Dodge Grand Caravan

 
 

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