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March 13, 2018 - Industry News

Senators, Former EPA Chiefs Urge Agency to Drop Glider Reg Repeal

Some fleets use glider kits to get the benefits of the latest aerodynamic trucks with less-troublesome pre-emissions-regs engines. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Two Democratic senators who oversee environmental issues sent a letter on March 12 to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, urging him to reverse his November 2017 proposal to repeal air emission standards for glider kits.

Tags: Emissions, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Glider Kits, GHG Phase 2

March 7, 2018 - Product News

Valvoline Offers Oil for Natural Gas, Diesel, and Gasoline Engines

Valvoline's Premium Blue One Solution 9200 engine oil is approved for use in natural gas, diesel, and gasoline engines. Image: Valvoline

Valvoline says its new Premium Blue One Solution 9200 is the first engine oil approved for use in natural gas, diesel, and gasoline engines.

Tags: TMC, Valvoline, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engine Oils, Valvoline Premium Blue

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Fleet Technical Congress Debuts in Indianapolis

Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of General Motors Fleet.

General session topics at the Fleet Technical Congress included connected vehicles’ impact on fleet operations, integrating multiple data streams to enhance decision-making, and vehicle replacement strategies.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Industry Events

March 1, 2018 - Industry News

Midwestern Clean Cities Coalitions Host Alt-Fuel Conference

Photo of Chevrolet Bolt EVs at the 2017 Green Drives Conference and Expo courtesy of the Lake Michigan Consortium

Three Midwestern Clean Cities coalitions are hosting a Chicago-area green-technology conference that focuses on sustainable transportation for commercial, governmental and consumer use.

Tags: Clean Cities, Fleet Events, Alternative Fuels

February 26, 2018 - Industry News

Work Truck Show to Bring Slew of Vehicles, Products

Logo courtesy of The Work Truck Show

Truck manufacturers, as well as auxiliary equipment manufacturer, are gearing up to reveal several new vehicles and solutions at the Work Truck Show from March 6–9 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Industry Events

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Paragon Enhances Routing, Scheduling Software

Photo courtesy of Paragon

The update seeks to make it easier for U.S. fleet managers to adapt to the trend toward electric, natural-gas, and hybrid-powered delivery vehicles.

Tags: Sustainability, Fleet Management Software, Paragon Software Systems, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Routing, Telematics

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Clean Energy, Harbor Trucking Association Partner for Cleaner-Burning Port Trucks

Clean Energy will provide specialized clean fuel programs for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, above, as the latest part of the Clean Air Action Plan is adopted. Photo via Dave Proffer/Wikimedia

As part of this partnership, Clean Energy will provide specialized clean fuel programs to HTA members and aid help company fleets and individual owner-operators write grants for funding of clean vehicles.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Procurement, Clean Energy Fuels, Alternative Fuels, Clean Air Act, Drayage, Associations, Ports

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Indianapolis Ends Controversial EV Lease Program

Photo courtesy of Vision Fleet

Officials in Indianapolis have agreed to end its electric vehicle (EV) leasing program and gradually return the majority of the vehicles to the supplier.

Tags: Procurement, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Indianapolis, Vision Fleet

February 20, 2018 - Global News

BNP Paribas Offers Preferential Financing on IVECO Trucks

Through the partnership, purchases of IVECO vehicles — which run on compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, bio-methane, and electricity — will be granted preferential financing conditions by BNP Paribas.

Tags: Iveco, Global, BNP Paribas, Alternative Fuels, Financing

February 6, 2018 - Industry News

Seattle's Independent Port Drivers Get More Time to Buy Clean Trucks

Independent truck drivers at the Port of Tacoma say that regulations requiring new, clearner trucks, are too costly for them to comply with. Photo: Port of Tacoma

The Ports of Seattle and Tacoma in Washington reached a compromise with independent truckers who threatened a walk-out over a program that would ban trucks that don’t meet 2007 emissions standards from the ports.

Tags: Emissions Reduction, Ports, Independent Contractors, Truck Drivers, Clean Truck Program, Intermodal, Drayage

February 1, 2018 - Industry News

Lightning Systems Using AI to Monitor Fuel Economy, Emissions

Photo courtesy of Lightning Hybrids.

Lightning Systems are using artificial intelligence to predict the fuel economy and tailpipe emissions of fleet vehicles which are designed to help fleets monitor vehicle maintenance and track routes in an effort to decrease fuel usage and emissions.

Tags: Emissions Reduction, Lightning Systems, Artificial Intelligence

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

LeasePlan Aims for Emission-Free Fleet by 2030

Logo: LeasePlan

LeasePlan Corp. has committed to achieving net zero emissions from its total fleet by 2030, in support of the implementation of the Paris Agreement and climate-related Sustainable Development Goals.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Fleet Management Companies, LeasePlan

January 4, 2018 - Industry News

California Lawmaker Wants to Ban Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles by 2040

A California assemblyman has introduced a bill that would require all new passenger vehicles sold in 2040 to be zero-emission vehicles.

Tags: California, Emissions Reduction, Elected Leaders, Zero-Emission Vehicles

December 23, 2017 - Industry News

Green Motion Recognized for Sustainability

Green Motion launched in 2007 offering vehicles with lower CO2 emissions. The group recently added Toyota hybrid models to its fleet. Photo via Green Motion.

Corporate Vision Magazine recognized Green Motion in its 2017 Executive Awards for its sustainable business model.

Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Green Motion

December 21, 2017 - Global News

Green Motion Expands Fleet in Morocco

In January, Green Motion opened its 27th master country franchise in Morocco with Hire Automotive Group (HAG). CEO Richard Lowden, left, stands with franchisee Tarik Dbiliji.

Green Motion Morocco has added new Toyota hybrid models to its car rental fleet.

Tags: Toyota, Green Motion, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Morocco

December 20, 2017 - Global News

Green Motion Expands in Albania

Green Motion has sold a master country franchise in Albania to Nertil Duli. Photo courtesy of Green Motion.<br />

Green Motion’s master country franchise for Albania will include locations at the airport and other city sites.

Tags: Green Fleets, International Rentals, Green Motion, International Franchises

December 13, 2017 - Industry News

Top 10 Articles of 2017 on

(clockwise l. to r.) Natural gas fueling station, Ryder semi-truck, Tesla&#39;s electric truck, City of Long Beach CNG trucks.

Readers of this year were most interested Tesla’s electric truck, as well as other electrified trucks, continued utilization of CNG in fleets, and the Chevrolet Bolt EV.

Tags: Tesla, CNG, Electric Trucks, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Tesla Semi, Natural Gas Vehicles

December 8, 2017 - Press Release

American Lung Association Awarded for Promoting Alt-Fuels

The American Lung Association has been named the 2017 Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities, and was honored for championing the promotion of alternative fuels and technologies to reduce vehicle emissions and reduce petroleum usage.

Tags: Clean Cities, Chicago, Emissions Reduction, Awards

December 8, 2017 - Press Release

Chicago Area Clean Cities Recognizes Top Green Fleets for 2017

ComEd, which was named a Top Green Fleet by Chicago Area Clean Cities, provides service to approximately 4 million customers across northern Illinois, 70 percent of the state&amp;rsquo;s population. ComEd operates more than 1,750 trucks using biodiesel fuel. In 2016, ComEd used nearly 600,000 gallons of cleaner-burning biodiesel instead of regular diesel fuel. Photo courtesy of Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition.

Winners for this year included commercial and government fleets such as FedEx Express and the City of Chicago.

Tags: Clean Cities, Chicago, Emissions Reduction, Awards

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

Green Motion CEO Receives Green Fleet Award

Richard Lowden, CEO and founder of Green Motion, (center) accepts the award with his Green Motion team. Photo courtesy of Green Motion.

Richard Lowden, founder and CEO of Green Motion, was given the Outstanding Achievement Award at this year’s Green Fleet Awards in the U.K.

Tags: Green Vehicles, International Rentals, Awards, Green Motion

November 24, 2017 - Industry News

Green Motion Holds International Conference, Rental Awards Ceremony

Richard Lowden, founder and CEO of Green Motion, gives a presentation at the company&#39;s 2017 international conference. Photo courtesy of Green Motion.

Green Motion’s 2017 international conference took place in the United Kingdom at the company’s international head office. The company’s annual car rental award ceremony followed the conference.

Tags: Conference, Awards, Green Motion, International Franchises

November 13, 2017 - Industry News

Green Motion Launches New Branding

Green Motion&#39;s new outside branding at one of its UK locations. Photo courtesy of Green Motion.

Green Motion, an environmentally-friendly rental company, has launched its new in-store brand concept at several locations in the United Kingdom.

Tags: Green Fleets, International Rentals, Green Motion, Branding

November 9, 2017 - Industry News

EPA Issues Proposal to Pull Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

A  new glider kit fitted with an old engine. Photo: Tom Berg

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed rule on Nov. 9 that would repeal emission requirements for glider vehicles, glider engines, and glider kits.

Tags: Emissions, EPA, Emissions Reduction, Glider Kits, GHG Phase 2

November 3, 2017 - Industry News

Green Motion’s Richard Lowden Presents at CarTrawler Conference

Richard Lowden (center), CEO and founder of Green Motion, serves as a panelist in a session at CarTrawler&#39;s 2017 Winter Conference. Photo courtesy of Green Motion.

Richard Lowden, the founder and CEO of Green Motion, was part of a panel discussion at the 2017 CarTrawler Conference.

Tags: Conference, International Rentals, CarTrawler, Green Motion

November 2, 2017 - Industry News

Clean Air Action Plan Approved by SoCal Ports

Photo: Port of Long Beach

The Clean Air Action Plan, which seeks to aggressively reduce emissions at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has been approved by the harbor commissions of both ports.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports



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