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November 19, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Earns Recognition for Carbon Disclosure

Photo courtesy of UPS

For the second consecutive year, UPS received a perfect score of 100 on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) S&P disclosure leadership index for its transparency, corporate governance regarding climate change, and the manner in which it tracks and discloses its impact on the environment.

Tags: UPS, Carbon Footprint, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Awards

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

L.A. County Cuts Fleet Car Washing Frequency

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The Los Angeles County government has made an effort to cut back on the amount of times fleet vehicles are washed, allowing employees to do so only once a month.

Tags: Los Angeles County, Vehicle Washing, California

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Delaware Grants to Expand Alternative Fuel Station Network

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Delaware will offer $1.4 million in grants to businesses and fleet owners based in the state to increase their use of alternative-fueled vehicles by expanding the state’s network of alternative fueling stations.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Delaware, State Grants

October 23, 2015 - Press Release

PG&E Creates External Advisory Council to Improve Sustainability Efforts

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is making an effort to become more transparent in regards to corporate responsibility and sustainability by creating an external advisory council to keep things in check.

Tags: Sustainability, PG&E, External Advisory Council

October 21, 2015 - Industry News

DHL Express Receives Award for Green Initiatives

Photo courtesy of DHL.

DHL Express has received a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which recognizes the global delivery fleet as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

Tags: EPA SmartWay, EPA, DHL Express, Clean Diesel Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, LPG

October 9, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Fines Estes Express $100,000 for California Violations

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EPA has fined Estes Express Lines $100,000 for failing to install diesel particulate filters on 15% of its California fleet.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, EPA, Fines

October 5, 2015 - Industry News

Save the Date: 2016 Fleet Technology Expo

The Fleet Technology Expo will take place from Oct. 17-19, 2016 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events, Bobit Business Media

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

30 Entities Form Clean Fuels Michigan

Nearly 30 companies and organizations in Michigan have announced the formation of Clean Fuels Michigan. The nonprofit coalition seeks to advance policies for alternative-fuel vehicles, such as electric, natural gas, propane, and hydrogen fuel cell models.

Tags: Michigan, Alternative Fuels

October 1, 2015 - Industry News

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Expand Fleet Efficiency Efforts

Coca-Cola hybrid delivery van, photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo continue to find new ways to reduce their reliance on high-carbon fuels, improve their fleets' fuel efficiency, and maintain a level of transparency with the reporting of this information.

Tags: PepsiCo, Carbon Footprint, Coca-Cola, Fuel Efficiency, Frito-Lay, Alternative Fuels

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Derive Efficiency, Clean Cities Ohio Partner in Fuel-Saving Initiative

Derive Efficiency has former a partnership with Clean Fuels Ohio as part of the Midwest DRIVES Initiative, which aims to provide a simple and cost-effective way for fleets in the Midwest and throughout the U.S. to save fuel and reduce emissions, the engine software developer announced.

Tags: Ohio, Derive

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

USPS Should Use Mass-Market Vehicles, Report Says

Photo by Paul Clinton.

The USPS could save as much as $1.9 billion by using modified, off-the-shelf mass-market vehicles and upgrading its fleet at least once in the next 20-25 years, according to a report from the organization Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE).

Tags: Vehicle Purchasing, USPS, Replacement Cycles, Delivery Fleets

September 28, 2015 - Global News

UAE Company Launches Eco-Fleet

Bee'ah the Sharjah Environment Co has launched its Tandeef Smart Eco-fleet. The Smart Eco-fleet is a selection of technologically advanced environmental vehicles added to the fleet of Tandeef Bee'ah's waste collection division.

Tags: UAE, CNG, Refuse Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 28, 2015 - Industry News

2015 Top 50 Green Fleets Deadline Extended

Heavy Duty Trucking is extending the deadline for nominations to be a part of the 2015 Top 50 Green Fleets to Oct. 6.

Tags: Top Fleets, Green Fleets, Survey, Awards

September 25, 2015 - Industry News

CARB Tightens Fuel Emission Rules

Image: California State Transportation Agency

The California Air Resources Board has opted to “readopt” a Low Carbon Fuel Standard that requires a 10 percent reduction in the “carbon intensity of transportation fuels” by 2020.

Tags: Emissions, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Biodiesel, Alternative Fuels, CARB

September 25, 2015 - Industry News

Colorado Provides $30M in Alternative Fuel Grants

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The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) will open the application period for its upcoming round of funding under the Alt Fuels Colorado grant program on Oct. 1, the organization announced.

Tags: Colorado, Propane Autogas, CNG, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants

September 21, 2015 - Industry News

DOE Awards $55M to Boost PHEVs, Fuel Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded nearly $55 million for 24 projects to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies for improving fuel efficiency and reducing petroleum consumption, along with making plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) more affordable.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Fuel Efficiency, Grant Funding, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants

September 17, 2015 - Industry News

DHL’s Aggressive Fleet Greening Plan

Photo courtesy of DHL Express.

As part of a global, company-wide initiative, DHL Express has replaced approximately 75 percent of its 3,100-vehicle U.S. fleet with new, more fuel-efficient vehicles in 2014 and 2015, the parcel delivery company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Delivery Fleets

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Time Warner Cable Sets Emissions Reduction Goal

Screenshot via TWC.

Time Warner Cable is ratcheting up its emissions-reduction initiative for its service fleet by setting a goal of lowering greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 percent by the end of 2016.

Tags: Emissions Reduction, Time Warner Cable, Telecommunications Fleets

September 11, 2015 - Industry News

Feds Offer $11M for Alternative-Fuel Trucks

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $11 million in available funding to support development and demonstration of alternative-fuel technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Grant Funding, Heavy-Duty Trucks, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

Indianapolis Settles Lawsuit Over Vision Fleet Deal

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The City of Indianapolis’ mayor and the city-county council have settled a lawsuit over a Vision Fleet contract to lease 425 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The city will halt deployment of Vision Fleet vehicles while it rebids the contract.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Indianapolis, Vision Fleet, Municipal Leasing

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Time Warner Cable Adds 540 Aluminum F-150s

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Time Warner Cable has purchased 540 of Ford's 2015 F-150 pickup trucks with extensive aluminum and the 2.7-liter EcoBoost with stop-start technology to aid its emissions reduction efforts.

Tags: Ford F-150, Emissions Reduction, Time Warner Cable, Telecommunications Fleets

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

Calif. Awards 2,000th Alt-Fuel Truck Voucher

(l. to r.) CARB Member Barbara Riordan and Marcie Rodriguez of Redwood Products, Inc stand in front of hybrid delivery truck that was awarded the 2,000th heavy-duty clean vehicle voucher incentive. Photo courtesy of CARB.

California has handed out 2,000 vouchers to fleets to fund hybrid and battery-electric zero-emission trucks and buses under a grant program overseen by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the board has announced.

Tags: CARB, California, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vouchers, State Grants

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Fleets Support Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards

Image courtesy of CALSTART.

A high percentage of fleet operators recently surveyed by the California clean transportation consortium CALSTART generally support higher national fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, reported Natural Gas Intelligence.

Tags: trucks, California, Fuel Efficiency, EPA, NHTSA

August 28, 2015 - Press Release

AmeriPride Releases Corporate Responsibility Report

Textile and rental supply company AmeriPride has released its first-ever Corporate Responsibility Report, which outlines key programs and initiatives the company is implementing as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability, the health and safety of its employees, and the well-being of the communities it serves.

Tags: Delivery Fleets, AmeriPride

August 27, 2015 - Press Release

NAFA Chapter Launches Sustainability Award

The NAFA Pacific Southwest Chapter announced its first annual chapter Sustainability Award. The award recognizes fleets operating within the chapter area that are addressing sustainability. The application deadline is Sept. 8.

Tags: Recognition, NAFA Pacific Southwest Chapter, Associations



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