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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

Photo courtesy of VNG.

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, Fleet Associations

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Awards Announced

Photo by Kareem Girgis.

Six fleet managers took home awards and top honors for the efficiency and sustainability categories during the Fleet Technology Expo’s Light & Medium Duty Fleet awards on Aug. 26.

Tags: Awards, Fleet Technology Expo, Idle Reduction, Engine Downsizing, Natural Gas Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Fleet Technology Expo Awards Announced

Photo by Kareem Girgis

Many fleets were honored but only six took the top honors of the HDT Efficiency and Sustainability awards at the 2015 Fleet Technology Expo at an Aug. 26 ceremony.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Awards, Idle Reduction, Fleet Technology Expo, Fuel Economy

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Concerns Aired at GHG Phase 2 Hearing

A panel of representatives from the EPA and NHTSA listened to comments and suggestions for the proposed Phase 2 GHG rules. Photo by Steven Martinez.

EPA and NHTSA's public hearing on proposed GHG Phase 2 standards allowed fleets, manufacturers, environmental groups and legislators to air their concerns on the future emissions rules, often disagreeing on the particulars.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, EPA, NHTSA

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

Propel Expands Renewable Diesel Fleet Access in SoCal

Photo courtesy of Propel.

Utilizing Neste's NEXBTL renewable diesel, Propel’s Diesel HPR is a low-carbon, renewable fuel that meets petroleum diesel specifications and can be used in any diesel engine.

Tags: Renewable Diesel, Propel, Fueling Stations, California

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo Hall Sold Out

For the Aug. 24-26 conference on fleet efficiency held in Long Beach, Calif., event organizers have announced that the exhibit hall has officially sold out.

Tags: Fleet Technology Expo

August 7, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Interest in Idle Management Tech Rising

Image courtesy of NTEA.

A new study from the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has found increasing interest among fleets in idle management and electrification technologies.

Tags: NTEA, Idle Reduction, Electric Trucks

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Phase 2 GHG Public Hearing Scheduled

EPA and NHTSA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 6 in Chicago for the proposed Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

Tags: Regulations, EPA, NHTSA, Greenhouse Gas

August 3, 2015 - Industry News

KBB Picks 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Vehicles

Photo of i3 courtesy of BMW.

Three BMW vehicles made Kelley Blue Book's list of the 10 most fuel-efficient luxury cars of 2015 based on city, highway and combined fuel economy ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Tags: Audi, Kelley Blue Book, Mercedes-Benz, Lincoln, Fuel Efficiency, Tesla, Luxury Vehicles, BMW i3

July 31, 2015 - Global News

Canada Announces Stricter Vehicle, Fuel Standards

The Canadian government has announced new vehicle and fuel standards to reduce air pollution from on-road vehicles.

Tags: Canada, Emissions Reduction, GHG Phase 2

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

13 Corporations Agree to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Photo courtesy of UPS.

Thirteen large corporations have signed the White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge, with companies such as UPS, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo using "greener" fleets to help meet carbon footprint goals.

Tags: UPS, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, White House, Barack Obama, Emissions Reduction, Carbon Footprint, Alternative Fuels

July 23, 2015 - Press Release

Kenworth Plant Earns Top Workplace Award

Kenworth's assembly plant in Renton, Wash., recently earned a 2015 Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling Award from the King County (Wash.) Solid Waste Division for exceptional efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Tags: Recycling, Kenworth, Top Workplace, Awards, Assembly Plants

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

Delaware Offers $2.7M In Alt-Fuel Incentives

Delaware has launched its Clean Transportation Incentive Program (CTIP) to provide financial incentives for alternative-fuel vehicles and infrastructure, according to state officials.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Delaware, Tax Incentives, State Grants

 

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