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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

June 16, 2015 - Press Release

GE Capital Fleet Identifies Challenges, Growth Areas

A survey from the fleet management company examines opinions by top executives about financial performance, operational issues, and the economic outlook of the fleet industry.

Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, Employment, C-Suite, Economic Conditions

June 12, 2015 - Industry News

DOE Offers $2M Toward Green Vehicle Purchasing

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will offer up to $2 million to support aggregated purchasing models for plug-in electric and other alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, subsystems, components, alternative fuels, and refueling/charging infrastructure.

Tags: Clean Cities, Grant Funding, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants

June 8, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Decrease Slightly for Second Week

The average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel dropped again this week, moving lower for the second time in more than a month.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel

June 5, 2015 - Industry News

Chicago Fleets Saved 25M Fuel Gallons Last Year

Photo courtesy of CACC.

The commercial and government fleet members of the Chicago Area Clean Cities saved more than 25 million gallons of petroleum in 2014, which reduced fuel consumption and improved air quality, according to the group.

Tags: Clean Cities, Chicago, Waste Management, Fuel Management, GHG Phase 2

June 3, 2015 - Industry News

MEMA NorCal Holds First Meeting

MEMA NorCal attendees awaiting their turn on the NASCAR course. Photo courtesy of David Worthington.

The Northern California Chapter of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA NorCal) held its first event at Sonoma Raceway in May.

Tags: Toyota, Toyota Mirai, Grant Funding, MEMA, CARB, Online Auctions

June 2, 2015 - Industry News

Nebraska Gov. Signs Alt-Fuel Vehicle Rebate Bill

Nebraska's Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved legislation that will establish a new program offering rebates for alternative-fuel vehicle conversions, according to documents from the state legislature.

Tags: Legislation, Nebraska, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, Rebates

May 28, 2015 - Industry News

CALSTART to Manage Alt-Vehicle Incentive Program

The California Air Resources Board has selected the clean transportation consortium CALSTART to continue to administer the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

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

May 13, 2015 - Industry News

Study: 25 Percent of Cars Create Most Air Pollution

Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

The majority of vehicle pollution is produced by a small number of older or "badly-tuned" cars and trucks, according to a study by researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada.

Tags: Canada, Case Studies, Air Pollution, Trends

May 13, 2015 - Industry News

Penske Awarded $400,000 Grant from DOE

Photo courtesy of Penske.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Penske Truck Leasing a $400,000 grant for the company’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Demonstration and Enhanced Driver Experience Project, to be administered by the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Penske Truck Leasing, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants

May 12, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo Brings Back Largest Green Ride & Drive

This year’s Fleet Technology Expo is bringing back Green Fleet Conference’s Green Ride and Drive Event, offering attendees the chance to get behind the wheel of green vehicles from major manufacturers.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Ride and Drive, Test Drive, Fleet Technology Expo

May 11, 2015 - Global News

Environmental Dangers of Global Refrigerated Transport Studied

Photo courtesy of Dearman.

The environmental challenge caused by booming global demand for cooling could be far greater than previously thought, according to a new report, by Dearman, a clean cold and power technology company.

Tags: Emissions, India, China, Refrigerated Truck, NOx

May 7, 2015 - Industry News

Major Fleets Saved $477 Million With Fuel-Efficient Tech

Photo via Con-way Truckload

Fourteen fleets achieved fuel savings of $477 million in 2014 by adopting a variety of fuel efficiency technologies according to an annual study from the NACFE.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Fleet Efficiency, Survey, NACFE

 

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