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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

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

Volkswagen Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of 2015 Golf SportWagen courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen is offering fleet incentives on 16 car and SUV nameplates for the 2016 model year.

Tags: Fleet Incentives, Volkswagen, 2016-MY, Vehicle Purchasing

July 17, 2015 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of the 2016 GLE-Class (Euro spec) courtesy of MBUSA.

Mercedes-Benz is offering fleet incentives on 18 classes and models for the 2016 model year including its passenger cars, luxury SUVs, and a pair of Smart cars.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Vehicle Purchasing, Fleet Incentives, 2016-MY

July 16, 2015 - Industry News

Glider Kit Amendment Stalls with House Bill

The amendment's underlying bill was pulled from further consideration when it became snarled in an unrelated controversy over the Confederate flag.

Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, U.S. Congress, GHG Phase 2

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Toyota Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of third-generation (current) Tundra courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota has announced fleet incentives for 14 of its 2016 model-year vehicles and is still determining the incentive for its Mirai fuel-cell sedan.

Tags: Toyota, Fleet Incentives, 2016-MY

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Nissan Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of 2016 Titan XD courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan has announced fleet incentives for its 2016 model-year cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Tags: Nissan, Fleet Incentives, 2016-MY

July 3, 2015 - Industry News

Kia Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of 2016 Sedona SX Limited courtesy of Kia.

Kia has announced fleet incentives for 12 2016-MY models.

Tags: Fleet Incentives, Kia, 2016-MY

July 3, 2015 - Industry News

Va. Expands Alt-Fuel Incentive Program

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) has approved expanding the access of the state’s alternative-fuel incentive program to local governments, Virginia Clean Cities announced. Previously, only state agencies were eligible for the program.

Tags: Clean Cities, Virginia, Alternative Fuels, Tax Incentives, Federal Grants

July 2, 2015 - Press Release

GFO Oil Names Parks CEO

GFO Oil LLC has appointed Michael Parks as its chief executive officer. Parks brings 35 years of experience to his new role.

Tags: GFO Oil, New Hire, C-Suite

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

Hyundai Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of 2016 Sonata plug-in hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai has announced fleet incentives for 10 of its 2016 model-year vehicles.

Tags: Hyundai, Fleet Incentives, 2016-MY

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

CARB Approves $373M in Clean-Vehicle Grants

The California Air Resources Board has approved $373-million in grants to bolster alternative-fuel vehicles, including fleet-eligible rebates for low- and zero-emission passenger vehicles, the board announced.

Tags: CARB, California, Zero-Emission Vehicles, State Funding, Rebates

June 23, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo Attendee Count Doubles

The Fleet Technology Expo is in Long Beach, Calif. on Aug. 24-26. Conveniently located in the midst of Southern California, Long Beach is nearby multiple SoCal attractions. Photo courtesy Long Beach Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

Compared to the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, fleet attendee count for the now renamed and expanded show has so far doubled in 2015.

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

June 22, 2015 - Industry News

Vote for the 2015 Fleet Hall of Fame Inductees

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Voting is now open for the inductees to the Fleet Hall of Fame, so be sure to cast your vote today.

Tags: Automotive Fleet, Fleet Hall of Fame, AFLA Conference

June 19, 2015 - Industry News

Feds Claim Phase 2 GHG Rules Will Cut Pollution and Save Money

HDT File Photo

The federal government’s top vehicle and clean-air regulators on June 19 formally announced their proposal for extending fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions rules, and predicted positive economic and health-benefit results.

Tags: Emissions, MPG, EPA, NHTSA



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