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May 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

DuraStar Does the Job Green

By Grace Lauron

To combat volatile diesel fuel prices, Navistar offers truck fleets a greener alternative with the International DuraStar medium-duty diesel hybrid electric truck — offering up to 60 percent more fuel economy than traditional diesel engines.

Tags: FPL, Navistar, HTUF, DuraStar

May 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Bakery Goes Green to Save Green

Charles Feder, owner of Rossmoor Pastries, found his dedicated compressed natural gas vehicles at auto auctions.

By Joan Shim

For Rossmoor Pastries, converting from gasoline-powered delivery vans to a fleet fueled by clean-burning compressed natural gas is saving the company $4,000 per month.

Tags: Compressed Natural Gas

May 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Trends in Commercial Fleet Management 2008-2010

By Mike Antich

The high cost of fuel is the No. 1 challenge facing fleets. Annual fuel cost increased, on average, $600 per vehicle from 2005-2007. In addition, other fuel-related commodities, such as replacement tires, have increased in cost.

Tags: Operating Costs

May 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

GM Offers Fuel-Saving Technology in Several 'Flavors'

By Paul Dexler

A significant amount of research has been conducted to support the development of more fuel-efficient vehicles. Here is a look at a few of the directions GM is taking.

Tags: E-85, Tire Pressure, General Motors

May 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Your Best Choices for Fuel Savings

By Staff

Options are available to cut fuel usage and costs. Investigate them carefully to be sure you choose those that work best for your situation.

Tags: E-85, flex-fuel, General Motors

April 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Tips to Reduce Your Fleet's Emissions

By Karen Healey

Reducing a fleet’s greenhouse gas emissions is not a simple process. Whether you’re running 10 hybrids or 10,000 Peterbilts, here are a handful of simple suggestions that can make a big impact.

Tags: Greenhouse Gas

April 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Hybrid Technology Focus Moves to Medium Duty

Freightliner is developing a hybrid drive system for trucks such as this beverage delivery truck.

By Paul Dexler

Medium-duty trucks tend to be used for short-haul, stop-and-go delivery, and trash hauling service, all ideal for hybrid technology. Eaton Corp. has teamed with several manufacturers to develop the trucks.

Tags: PACCAR, FedEx, UPS, Eaton, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

NGVs: The Right Choice, Right Now

By Stephe Yborra

Economic and technological advantages spur fleets’ renewed interest in vehicles that run on natural gas. Public-access CNG fueling locations also facilitate NGV market acceptance.

Tags: Clean Vehicle Education Foundation, Compressed Natural Gas

April 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

April 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

E-85 Coming to a Station Near You

By Kristy Moore

Though ethanol use has been largely viewed as a Midwestern phenomenon, ethanol biorefineries are now popping up all across the country.

Tags: E-85, Ethanol, Infrastructure, Alternative Fuels

April 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Propane: An Economic & Environmental Fuel Choice

The Roush/Ford F-150 pickup debuted this year as the second Tier-II OEM-dedicated propane-powered vehicle.

By Brian Feehan

Propane, one of the nation’s most versatile sources of energy, supplies about 4 percent of total domestic energy needs. Opportunities exist to expand its use as a cost-effective strategy to limit vehicle emissions.

Tags: Infrastructure, Propane Autogas

April 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Johnson & Johnson Cares About Going 'Green'

By Lisajoyce Vergara

With a fleet vehicle goal of 36.4 mpg, Johnson & Johnson’s U.S. fleet operations strategies include use of hybrid and alt-fuel vehicles and encouraging changes in driver behavior.

Tags: Strategies, Greenhouse Gas, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Two-Mode Hybrids Point to a New Direction

By Paul Dexler

GM & Chrysler introduce new two-mode hybrid systems in their full-sized SUVs. From city driving to hauling heavy loads, the systems provide optimum gearing for any purpose.

Tags: Chrysler, General Motors, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Ford Fleet Previews New Offerings

By Cheryl Knight

Ford Fleet customers benefit from the efficiencies of a single-source contact and find value in exclusive benefits tailored to the needs of managing an automotive fleet.

Tags: Ford, Alternative-fuel vehicles

April 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

AAMCO Now Offers Flex-Fuel Conversion Kit for Fleets

By Lisajoyce Vergara

AAMCO, a nationwide transmission and automotive service chain, has partnered with Flex Fuel U.S. to launch a “green” fleet operation to save fleets money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

March 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Proven Strategies Reduce Fuel Spend

By Grace Lauron

Volatile fuel prices have made this second-largest fleet expense quite a challenge, but a number of fleets have managed to cope using various strategies.

Tags: Maintenance, Best Practices, Fuel, Idling

March 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Public Sector Fleet Expo & Conference To Be Held In San Diego

The 2008 GFX Expo and conference will be held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego.

By Cheryl Knight

Government Fleet magazine’s Expo & Conference will feature training sessions, fleet certification, roundtable discussions, networking, and more.

Tags: Conference, Government Fleet Expo, Government Fleet Magazine

March 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Ames For A Greener Fleet

By Shelley Mika

The City of Ames, Iowa, hits the target on creating a fuel-efficient fleet by experimenting with a wide array of makes and models.

Tags: Fuel

March 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Greening The New York City Parks Department

A Grant From British Petroleum allowed the Parks department to add solar-powered<br /><br />utility vehicles in its fleet.

By Shelley Mika

Following a three-month pilot test utilizing B-100 in select city equipment, the City’s Parks Department now fuels all 800 diesel units in its fleet with B-20.

Tags: B-100, Off-Road Equipment

March 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Six Steps to Spec for Green

By Kara Ohngren and Chris Brown

Can you green your fleet and not break your budget? You can, by spec’ing for function, price and gas mileage.

Tags: Environmentally Friendly, Spec'ing

March 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Corporate Fleets Embrace the 'Green'

PepsiCo-FritoLay is one of several fleets employing hybrid-electric trucks as part of corporate green initiatives.

By Grace Lauron

Private sector fleets are taking on more social responsibility with green fleet initiatives.

Tags: Prius, SECURA, Environmentally Friendly, Ford Escape, FedEx, UPS, Bristol-Myers Squibb, FPL, Novartis, PepsiCo, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Coca-Cola, Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Roche Incorporates Environmental Alternatives Into Its Fleet

Dr. Jack Kace, vice president, environmental and safety for Roche formed the safety, health, and environmental (SHE ) program to help benefit employees, the community, and the environment.

By Lisajoyce Vergara

Roche, a leading pharmaceutical and diagnostic business, implemented a successful hyybrid vehicle program that reduces gas and emissions in its sales fleet.

Tags: Environment

January 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Fleet Webinar Explores Going Green

By Paul Dexler

At last fall’s online discussion, presented by Bobit Business Media, industry experts discussed the benefits and difficulties of taking a fleet green.

Tags: web seminar

January 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Charlottesville Goes 'Green'

Fleet Manager Jim McClung shows off the City&#39;s Toyota Prius.

By Lauren Fletcher

A city initiative to become more environmentally responsible prompted the Charlottesville Fire Department to pilot-test a Ford Escape Hybrid as an emergency response vehicle.

Tags: Green Initiatives, Biodiesel, B-20

January 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Two NYC Agencies Invest in CNG and Hybrid Power Alternatives

New York City’s Department of Sanitation invested $2.9 million to build a state-of-the-art CNG station on its own property.

By Art Vatsky, PE

CNG-powered street sweepers and hybrid buses help New York City’s Department of Sanitation and the NYC Transit tackle cost and environment issues.

Tags: New York City, Compressed Natural Gas, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Strategic Actions: Simultaneous Fleet Reduction and Greening

Determining fleet reductions seems simple enough, but &quot;the devil is in the details.&quot; A key factor to be considered is whether the vehicle is essential to operations.

By David Mills

More fuel-efficient methods can be used to power fleet vehicles. However, fleet reductions can be a confusing process, and requires careful thought and calculation.

Tags: Recycling, Alternative Fuels

January 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

The City of Fayetteville Converts to Biodiesel

B-100 biodiesel is received via tanker, into heated and insulated storage tanks, direct from the producer.

By Lisajoyce Vergara

After several years in the making, the City of Fayetteville, Ark.’s attempts to convert its diesel-powered vehicles to biodiesel have become a reality. Last June, out of 545 fleet vehicles, 52 percent were converted to biodiesel.

Tags: Biodiesel, B-20, B-100

January 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Green Fleet Initiatives Mushroom

By Lauren Fletcher

Public fleets have been steadily increasing the use of alt fuels through “greening” initiatives. Together, these cities, counties, federal departments, and states are working to help keep the air clean for years and generations to come.

Tags: Public Sector, Alternative Fuels

January 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Can Neighborhood Electric Vehicles Work for Your Fleet?

The GEM model eS features six 12-volt flooded electrolyte batteries for a range of up to 30 miles on a charge and a 39&quot; x 48&quot; bed with a 330-pound cargo capacity.

By Chris Brown, Mike Guardabascio

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

Tags: Fleet Management, Nevs, neighborhood electric vehicles, Global Electric Motorcars, Battery-Electric Vehicles

January 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Purolator Courier Goes 'Green' with New Electric Delivery Vehicle

The Quicksider EV delivery van displays its kneeling capabilities during its introduction.

By Paul Dexler

Urban package delivery routes usually include lots of stops and starts, but require relatively little long-range driving. Purolator Courier is developing the Quicksider EV, an electric green solution.

Tags: Purolator, delivery, Battery-Electric Vehicles

January 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Hybrid Lift Truck Helps Utilities Clean the Air

Odyne partnered with utility equipment manufacturer Dueco to develop an electric-powered aerial lift truck that can operate up to eight hours on one charge.

By Staff

On the job, lift trucks often have to spend the day idling. A plug-in hybrid lift truck can cut much of that fuel use and emissions, while maintaining complete usability.

Tags: Odyne, Lift truck, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Propane Cleans Up Medium-Duty Trucks

Medium-duty trucks such as this GMC Topkick can be ordered with the LPI fuel system.

By Paul Dexler

Not only does propane offer lower capital costs than diesel power, but tax credits are also available for the resulting low-emission vehicles.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane Autogas

January 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

How to Maximize Fuel Efficiency

High fuel prices have taken an especially hard toll on fleets, in which larger vehicles consume more gasoline. Various efforts to maximize fuel are discussed.

By Joe Bohn

Truck fleet fuel saving strategies include right-sized vehicles, alt-fuel use, and driver education.

Tags: right-sizing, FPL, Fuel, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

How Will Future Residual Values Impact Hybrid

By Paul Fortin

While hybrids can reduce fleet fuel expense, the two other major fleet expenses — maintenance/repair and depreciation — must also be considered to determine if hybrids are the answer to reducing overall fleet costs.

Tags: Maintenance, Depreciation, Residual Values, Lifecycle Costs, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

December 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

EnviroFleet Helps Fleets Go Green

By Cheryl Knight

ARI’s program helps truck and diesel vehicle fleets shrink their overall emissions footprint, while improving vehicle efficiency and lowering fuel consumption.

Tags: EnviroFleet, ARI

December 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Toshiba America Medical Systems Fleet Goes Green

By Cheryl Knight

After incorporating Toyota Camry Hybrids into its fleet, the medical systems provider will decrease its carbon footprint and save $3K-$4K in fuel costs during each vehicle’s lifecycle.

Tags: Toyota, Toshiba, Toyota Camry, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

November 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Converting to Biodiesel: A Green Case Study

By Daryl Lubinsky

A contractor for a major mall renovation has switched to 100-percent biodiesel in his vehicles.

Tags: Biodiesel

November 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Strategies for Hybrid Vehicle Purchase Tax Incentives

By Mike Scott

Public sector fleets are not aware of potential tax credits and how to work with dealers to negotiate lower prices. Tax credits are available, and here’s how fleets can utilize them.

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Federal Grants, EPA

November 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

The Green Advantage

By Staff

Fleet survey shows impact of environment on business.

Tags: Environment, Greenhouse Gas

October 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Thinking Electric? Survey the Neighborhood

By Daryl Lubinsky

For on-facility or warehouse driving, neighborhood electric vehicles are available now to help you save money and the environment. Several production freeway-ready EVs are coming in the near future.

October 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Bausch & Lomb Expands its Vision of Alt-Fuel/

Saturn VUE Hybrid

By Cheryl Knight

Bausch & Lomb has deployed flex-fuel, hybrid, and four-cylinder vehicles into its fleet, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut fleet costs.

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

October 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Secura to Expand Fleet's Alt-Fuel Profile

Secura Insurance plans to transition its fleet vehicle composition to 90-percent Ford Escape Hybrids and a  smattering of E-85 vehicles.”

By Chad Simon

In addition to replacing its remaining conventionally powered vehicles with hybrids, Secura Insurance plans to delve into the world of ethanol.

Tags: SECURA, E-85, Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

October 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Panda Express Has Hybrids &#39;To Go&#39;

By Lisajoyce Vergara

The privately held Panda Restaurant Group is stepping up its environmentally conscious efforts by switching its fleet to the Toyota Prius.

Tags: Prius, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

October 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

PepsiCo Goes for the Green

PepsiCo&amp;#39;s fleet includes hybrid delivery trucks.

By Grace Lauron

As part of its corporate commitment to sustainability, PepsiCo’s shift to hybrid vehicles reduces fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: Sustainability, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

The Hybridization of Fleet Grows Broader

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid

By Chad Simon

Citing environmental awareness, improved fuel efficiency, and a positive corporate role model, commercial fleets are increasingly turning to hybrid vehicles.

July 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

The Green Advantage

By Chris Brown

An organization’s environmental “footprint” includes direct emissions into the air or water, electricity consumption, materials use, waste disposal and more. As media attention and public concern about climate change mount, more and more organizations are paying attention to their impact on the environment.

Tags: Environmentally Friendly, Alternative Fuels

July 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Thinking Electric?

By Daryl Lubinsky

For on-facility or warehouse driving, neighborhood electric vehicles are available now to help you save money and the environment. Several production freeway-ready EVs are coming in the near future.

Tags: Nevs, neighborhood electric vehicles, Environmentally Friendly, ZAP, Global Electric Motorcars, Greenhouse Gas, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Calif. Clean Car Bill Hurts Fleets

By Chris Brown

Under proposed legislation, many fleets in California would be penalized for simply buying the right work vehicle for the job.

Tags: Legislation, California

March 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Could Your Next Work Truck Be a Hybrid?

The Freightliner hybrid prototype integrates the Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) system with hydraulics for electric power takeoff (ePTO) operation.

By Terry Parkhurst

In addition to the environmental benefits, medium- and heavy-duty hybrid truck tests show promise in stop-and-go situations and those that require auxiliary power generation in urban environments. But will costs come down to make them feasible for general use?

Tags: Work Trucks, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Gas vs. Hybrid: A Fleet Analysis

By BF Staff

The lifecycle cost experts at Vincentric help put a price tag on greening your fleet.

 
 

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