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For the first time, the GHG Phase 2 rule regulated trailers in its effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But now the government is revisiting those regulations.  Photo: Tom Berg

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Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

Trailer aerodynamics and glider kits might get a reprieve from the fuel-efficiency rules, but backing away from national rules would turn California loose, some warn.

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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

Canada’s Groupe Robert is using six solar panels and four deep-cycle batteries to keep drivers comfortable and batteries charged. Photo: Groupe Robert

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How Fleets are Using Solar Power

Solar panels have moved off building rooftops and onto trucks, tractors, and trailers.

Testa Produce has 24 straight trucks in its delivery fleet running on CNG. Photo courtesy of Testa Produce

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Produce Company Experiments With Alt-Fuel Options

Testa Produce wanted environmentally friendly solutions for its fleet. See how its implementation of electric motors, biodiesel, and compressed natural gas (CNG) options fared.

Manufacturers are taking cues from their EPA SuperTruck work to meet the new regs. Navistar’s version (left) thus influenced its International LT625 tractor.  Photos: Tom Berg

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What Phase 2 GHG Regs Mean to Fleets

To meet Phase 2 GHG regulations, fleets will have to pay for advances to get required fuel-economy gains and keep everything working.

California’s Air Resources Board says zero-emissions technology is already available for delivery vehicles such as package vans and medium-duty trucks. Photo: First Priority GreenFleet/EVI

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California's Zero Emissions Vehicle Dreams

Diesel engines are cleaner than ever. So why is the California Air Resources Board calling for more zero emissions vehicles?

Eliminating the need to clean with disposable towels, Driving Force Vehicle Rentals, Sales, and Leasing provides employees with cloth rags for vehicle washing. Photo courtesy of Driving Force.

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'Going Green' to Save Green

From paper and energy reduction plans to solar power, car rental operators are conserving resources and also benefitting their bottom line.

Awash System Corp.'s portable car wash uses only three gallons of water to wash a car. Photo courtesy of Awash System Corp.

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Creating an Eco-Friendly Car Wash

When looking for a more sustainable way to wash cars, consider making modifications such as washing cars less frequently, cleaning cars off-site at a local car wash, or installing an on-site wash that regulates or recycles the water.

Photo courtesy of Workhorse

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UPS Goes Green with Workhorse

The all-new hybrid-electric delivery vehicle will deliver 400 percent of the fuel economy of a comparable gasoline-powered vehicle, and features the truckmaker’s E-GEN technology.

Linda Bluestein, co-director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, plugs in a Chevrolet Volt rented through Drive Electric Orlando. Photo via Colleen Kettles, Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition

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Florida Electrifies Transportation Infrastructure

You must be this tall to ride — it’s a common sign at many of central Florida’s theme parks, but not something visitors will see when hopping into one of the area’s newest rides.

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