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January 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Fleets Become Electrified

By Chad Simon

These "first adopters" have created a blueprint for other companies on how to green their fleets while staying within budget.

Tags: ZAP, Smith Electric Vehicles, Cruise Car, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

January 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Denver 'Trashes' Emissions With the 'Green Machine'

By Grace Lauron

With a new hybrid-hydraulic trash truck, the City of Denver fleet achieves 25-percent better fuel economy and anticipates an annual reduction of 1,600 gallons of fuel.

January 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Stop Subsidizing Vehicular Dinosaurs

By Joseph McKinney

I have spent the past 25 years in the automotive industry. I am the president of Oregon's largest vehicle leasing and finance company. I am an investor, an innovator, an employer, a fleet purchaser, a portfolio manager and the chief executive officer of a business that's central to the auto industry.

Tags: Congress, Auto Industry Bailout

January 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

It’s Not Easy Going Green

By Chris Brown

The troubled economy and depressed wholesale market are making it doubly tough for fleets looking to go green. But there are ways of coping with both.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Used Vehicles, EPA, Greenhouse Gas, Legislation, Diesel Engines

January 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Santa Monica's AltCar Expo Displays Eco-Friendly Vehicles

All-electric Chevrolet Volt

By Lisajoyce Vergara

The City of Santa Monica, Calif.’s 3rd annual AltCar Expo presented a lineup of 100 eco-friendly vehicles with ride-and-drive opportunities and advice on how these vehicles can “green” the future.

Tags: Conference

January 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Polk County Incentivizes Employees to Reduce Fuel Costs

By Mike Scott

Polk County, Fla. is implementing a broad strategy to ensure employees who adhere to fuel-efficient guidelines share in the rewards.

Tags: Fuel, Polk County, Cost-Cutting, Fleet Incentives

January 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Northwest Agencies Partner to Purchase Hybrid Trucks

By Joe Bohn

A consortium of 14 local and state government agencies uses its combined purchasing power to negotiate favorable pricing for medium-duty hybrid trucks. The group also aims to promote the availability of the new technology.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

State Fleets Adopt Fuel Cards to Reduce Cost

By Staff

The States of Indiana and Illinois fleets improve fleet operations and their carbon footprint, all with the swipe of a card.

Tags: fuel cards, Carbon Footprint, Fleet Operations, solution, Cost-Cutting

January 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Constable Fleet Saves Through Alternative Fuel

By Mike Scott

The Clark County Constable owns its fleet of 21 hybrids and plans to invest in other alternative-fuel options. The unit’s success can be duplicated by other public fleets.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

December 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

The Truth About Carbon Offsets

By Tom Murray

With new tools and good information, fleets can reduce global warming pollution, position themselves as good corporate citizens, and improve their bottom lines.

Tags: Greenhouse Gas

December 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Step 1 to a Greener Fleet: Measuring Emissions

By Jason Mathers

Monitoring and managing GHG emissions provide companies high-quality data to better understand their corporate environmental footprint, an issue increasingly important to shareholders.

Tags: CO2, Greenhouse Gas

December 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

'Cox Conserves' Program Helps Fleet Go Green

Ninety-eight percent of Cox Enterprises’ fleet consists of low-emission vehicles such as<br /><br />this hybrid bucket truck.

By Steve Bennett

Launched in 2007, Cox Enterprises’ “Cox Conserves” program strives to green the company’s more than 15,000-vehicle fleet. The company is working to reduce its carbon footprint by 2017.

Tags: Cox Enterprises, Carbon Footprint

December 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

SC Johnson Shifts to Hybrid Fleet for Sales Force

By Steve Bennett

SC Johnson’s latest environmental initiative has been embraced by its sales force. Nearly two-thirds of the sales fleet’s 2008 spring orders were for hybrids. Approximately 14 percent of the sales fleet now consists of hybrids.

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

November 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Biodiesel Powers More Fleets Than Ever

By Brendan Prebo

Biodiesel use has dramatically increased the last few years, with production at a high of 450 million gallons in 2007. A number of private and public sector fleets have already discovered its benefits.

Tags: Biodiesel, B-20

November 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

New Work Engines of Tomorrow

By Dan Kratz

From hybrids to electric vehicles, it is important to have the right fuel to drive down fuel costs.

Tags: Biodiesel, UPS, Hydrogen, Freightliner, WorkStar, Biomethane, Work Trucks, Compressed Natural Gas, Greenhouse Gas, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

November 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Ford & Smith Collaborate on All-Electric Vehicles

(L-R) The Smith Ampere and the Faraday Mark II are ready to make their North American debut.

By Lisajoyce Vergara

Ford and UK-based Smith Electric Vehicles have launched two vehicles based on a Ford chassis. A zero-emissions light-duty van and medium-duty truck are expected to begin U.S. manufacturing by the end of 2008.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles

November 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Freightliner M2e Hybrid Gets Down to Business

By Grace Lauron

With improved fuel economy, lower emissions, extended brake wear, and reduced idle time, Freightliner’s Business Class M2e Hybrid offers fleets a “clean” way to get the job done.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Freightliner, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

November 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Green Fleet Conference Draws 350 Fleet Professionals

By Cindy Brauer

Produced by Bobit Business Media, the conference covered such diverse topics as green fleet funding opportunities, real-world hybrid operating costs, and the upcoming 2010 diesel emissions standards.

Tags: Conference, Green Fleet Conference

September 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Hybrid Large Trucks: The Road to Viability

By Chad Simon

Through the support of WestStart CALSTART’s Hybrid Truck Users Forum, 13 utility fleets became early adopters of medium- and heavy-duty hybrid truck technology. Fleet managers report substantial fuel savings and few maintenance issues, though greater production is needed to drive premiums down.

Tags: CALSTART, HTUF, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Top 100 Alt-Fuel Fleets

By Staff

Both commercial and public sector fleets are steadily increasing their totals of alternative-fueled fleets.

Tags: flex-fuel, LNG, Compressed Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

City of Santa Monica Adapts Early to Alt-Fuel Use

By Mike Scott

In 1993, the City of Santa Monica was one of the first agencies to set a vehicle reduction policy. Today, 84 percent of the 450 unit fleet represent a diverse mix of fuels and technologies.

Tags: Alternative Fuels

September 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

How the Pros Control Fleet Fuel Costs

By Staff

It would be difficult to find a fleet expense that has bedeviled fleet managers as much as fuel costs. With prices at the pump above $4 per gallon, controlling these costs is critical. Here are some of fleet’s best practices.

Tags: Fuel

September 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Making the Move to Sustainable Fleets

LeasePlan brought together global fleet and corporate social responsibility managers<br /><br />in Chicago for its third U.S. Green Summit, which featured presentations on scientific, political, technological,

By Cindy Brauer

A LeasePlan Green Summit explored the science, politics, and technology of building environmentally responsible and economically viable fleets.

Tags: LeasePlan USA

September 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Can Neighborhood Electric Vehicles Work for Your Fleet?

By Mike Guardabascio & Chris Brown

With environmental benefits, low operating costs, and application flexibility, NEVs may offer a viable alternative for your fleet. Yet there is much to consider before taking the leap to fully battery-powered vehicles.

Tags: Nevs, ZAP, Modec, Miles Electric Vehicles, Smith Electric Vehicles, Global Electric Motorcars, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

FedEx Implements Green Fleet Initiative

By Joe Bohn

FedEx’s diverse environmental efforts range throughout its operation, with commercial hybrids dominating the company’s attention.

Tags: Isuzu, Eaton, Iveco, EDF, Azure Dynamics, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

PG&E Recognized at Blue Sky

PG&amp;E saved approximately $1.4 million in 2007 by using natural gas vehicles and hybrids, such as this bucket truck.

By Phil Bolsta

The California gas and electric utility was honored for greening its fleet, which includes the use of alternative fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: PG&E

September 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

El Pollo Loco Restaurant Chain Goes Green

By Jim Stickford

El Pollo Loco’s new, attention-getting ZAP electric vehicles not only promote business, but also demonstrate the company’s environmental efforts to the general public.

Tags: ZAP

September 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Fuel Quality a Top Priority When Switching to Biodiesel

By Daryl Lubinsky

The City and County of San Francisco converted all of their diesel-powered vehicles to B-20, testing the quality of the fuel at each stage of transport.

Tags: Biodiesel, B-20

August 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Fleet Interest in Environmental Issues Grows; Challenges Remain

By Staff

PHH Arval conducts an annual environmental survey of public and private sector managers. Eighty percent of the surveyed fleet managers reported a growing interest in fleets’ environmental impact at their companies.

Tags: PHH, Industry Research, Greenhouse Gas

August 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Reaching Out & Getting Green with AT&T's Fleet

AT&amp;T Van

By Shelley Mika

Last June, the telecommunications company added more than 100 alternative-fuel vehicles to its fleet. Going “green” yielded a positive outcome for AT&T, and it hopes other fleets can follow suit.

Tags: AT&T, Ford Escape, Compressed Natural Gas

August 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

NEW Green Fleet Conference Set for Chicago, Sept. 15-16

By Staff

Three Bobit Business Media publications are sponsoring the first-ever Green Fleet Conference 2008. The event will set the stage for a proactive forum on issues related to clean fuel technologies, green fleet vehicles and equipment, and green infrastructures.

Tags: Conference, Green Fleet Conference

July 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Considering Alternative Fuels? Funding Help Is Available

By Daryl Lubinsky

Applying for government incentive programs to green your fleet doesn’t have to be daunting, if you know where to look and who can help.

Tags: Alternative Fuels

July 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

ZAP Xebra Electric Trucks Deliver in Urban Settings

The Xebra trucks are fitted with a lockable cargo box for the Coca-Cola delivery service.<br /><br />

By Paul Dexler

The ultra-compact Xebra trucks allow the Coca-Cola Company, Domino’s Pizza, and UPS to get closer to customers while saving fuel and helping the environment.

Tags: ZAP, UPS, Coca-Cola, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Discover New Technologies to Green Your Truck Fleet

By Grace Lauron

Work Truck is one of three Bobit Business Media publications sponsoring the Green Fleet Conference 2008. The new event offers a forum for truck fleets to learn and discuss green technologies.

Tags: Trucks, Green Fleet Conference

July 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Industry Groups Address Expanding Biodiesel Use

By Richard Nelson

Government mandates to increase renewable fuels production have prompted a growing use of biodiesel. Industry groups are setting standards for quality and monitoring the fuel’s production, transport, and storage.

Tags: Biodiesel, ASTM, National Biodiesel Board, Biofuels, Alternative Fuels

July 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Alliant Switches Fleet Vehicles to Biofuels

By Steve Bennett

Fleet operations at Madison, Wis.-based Alliant Energy Corp. uses biofuels to contribute to the company’s larger overall goal of using renewable energy sources as much as possible.

Tags: E-85, flex-fuel, Fuel, Biodiesel, Biofuels

July 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

City of Fayetteville Builds A Biodiesel Dispenser

Larry Goill Award Winner David Bragg, fleet operations superintendent for the City of Fayetteville, Ark., helped developed what may be the nation’s first biodiesel dispenser capable of blending at the

By Cheryl Knight

In 2007, the City of Fayetteville, Ark., converted 52 percent of its 545 fleet vehicles to biodiesel. It currently saves 2.4 cents per gallon using B-20 versus petroleum diesel.

Tags: Biodiesel, B-20, David Bragg

July 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

The Greening of GWP Fleet Services

By Robert LaRoche

An early proponent of environmentally responsible operations, Glendale Water & Power (GWP) Fleet Services incorporated alternative-fueled vehicles in 2001, and even earlier began waste reduction recycling programs.

Tags: Fleet Services, Greenhouse Gas, Alternative Fuels

July 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

New Green Fleet Conference Debuts in Chicago Sept. 15-16

Connected to Illinois Center, the Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel is ideally situated within the Magnificent Mile, an American version of the Champs-Elys&#233;es.

By Grace Lauron

Sponsored by three Bobit Business Media publications, the Green Fleet Conference 2008 will provide for the first time a forum for fleet professionals to learn and discuss real green technologies.

Tags: Fleet Management, Bobit Business Media, Green Fleet Conference

July 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Going Green Lowers Owens Corning's Operating Costs

(L-R) Callie Glave, sourcing leader, Owens Corning; Matt Lefeld, sourcing specialist, Owens Corning;  Karen Healey, dir., product management., PHH;  and Isaac Chapman,  fleet administrator, Owens Corn

By Daryl Lubinsky

Owens Corning switched to the Ford Taurus X crossover vehicle and Ford Escape, increasing the fleet’s miles per gallon and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: Ford Escape, Owens Corning, PHH

July 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Pepco Holdings: Blueprint for a Green Future

Pepco Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., delivers electricity to about 1.9<br /><br />million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and New Jersey.

By Staff

The company’s commitment to the community leads to a greener fleet. In addition to making environmentally conscious vehicle purchases, PHI evaluates its entire fleet operation for ways to reduce its carbon footprint.

Tags: Alternative-fuel vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

July 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

The 'Safe Way' to Go Green

By Shelley Mika

By converting the entire Safeway supermarket truck fleet to biodiesel, the grocery retailer has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 34,000 metric tons.

Tags: Biodiesel

July 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

'Big Brown' Turns Green

By Steve Bennett

The familiar brown UPS truck fleet operates one of the country’s largest alternative-powered vehicle fleets. The company’s strategy includes deploying a mix of vehicles in its 1,600-unit AFV fleet.

Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Compressed Natural Gas

July 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Verizon Tests New Hybrid Technology

By Shelley Mika

Verizon paired its communications technology with hybrid vehicles to green the company fleet.

Tags: Verizon

July 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Quality, Design & Green for New Models

Ford Flex

By Cheryl Knight

For its 2009 models, Ford will unveil more industry-first technologies and advancements than ever before. From an all-new design for the 2009 Ford F-150 to the new Flex and MKS, Ford continues to revolutionize its offerings.

June 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

NAFA Honors Green Fleet Leaders

NAFA 2008 Green Fleet Award

By Cindy Brauer

The NAFA Fleet Management Association recognized commercial and public sector fleet innovators with its first-ever Green Fleet Awards.

May 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Fleets Go Green Without Going Broke

By Cheryl Knight

Alt-fuel vehicle pioneers Verizon, UPS, and Coca-Cola, among others, implement cost-conscious green fleet initiatives to reduce their carbon footprints. Through pilot testing and monitoring, their programs operate as models for others.

Tags: LNG, Wal-Mart, UPS, Coca-Cola, Verizon, Compressed Natural Gas, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

May 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Xerox Reduces Costs and Vehicle Emissions Years Ahead of Schedule

By Cheryl Knight

Xerox relies on global partnerships to manage costs, right-size its fleet, and reduce its environmental footprint. Through an aggressive CO2 emission-reduction program, the company has exceeded its greenhouse gas reduction goal six years early.

Tags: CO2, Greenhouse Gas

May 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Pure Electric Vehicles Go to Work in Government Fleets

EVs, such as this Miles ZX40S,  have gained considerable use in areas where restricted  speeds and limited range are not a problem.

By Paul Dexler

Although they are not yet heavy haulers or rapid movers, pure electric vehicles have numerous capabilities that can be an advantage for government fleet operators.

Tags: Nevs, Government Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

The Greening of Madison

By Staff

In eco-friendly and budget-conscious Madison, Wis., the fleet superintendent finds innovative solutions to effectively manage the fleet, while remaining environmentally conscious.

Tags: Fuel, Wisconsin

 
 

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