Green Fleet – Issue

April 2010

Cover Story By Shelley Mika
State Farm Commits to a Green Fleet

From its first Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle to a current fleet of more than 350 hybrid-electric vehicles, plus the use of van pools and energy-efficient buildings, State Farm is committed to reducing emissions.

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Ford Fusion Hybrid Kraft Foods Field-Tests Alt-Fuel Vehicles

By Cindy Brauer

As part of continuing sustainability efforts, the global foods powerhouse is evaluating initial driver response to a pilot test of Ford and Toyota hybrids, the Subaru Forester PZEV, and the diesel-powered VW Jetta in its sales fleet.

KONE's sourcing team uses a broad category management structure involving key stakeholders throughout the entire organization. KONE Takes Fleet Eco-Efficiency to a Higher Level

By Cheryl Knight

This 100-year-old global company streamlined fleet operations, reducing costs of the targeted passenger fleet, trimmed dealer out-of-stock purchases, lowered acquisition costs and accident rates, and decreased greenhouse gas emissions.



Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Find your closest station or plan a route. Locate biodiesel, electric, ethanol, hydrogen, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquified natural gas (LNG), and propane across America.

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Upward Pressure on Fleet Costs Threatens to Increase TCO

By Mike Antich
Recently, I conducted a survey of several hundred fleet managers to identify emerging industry trends. One recurrent theme expressed by fleet managers was the concern that fleet costs are starting to experience upward pricing pressures. Here's what they told me.

How to Minimize Unauthorized Use of Corporate Assets

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Mike Antich
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel

By Mike Antich
The Chevrolet Equinox adds a 1.6L four-cylinder turbo diesel to its lineup of engine choices for 2018. The fuel-efficient turbo diesel generates 137 hp and 240 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a six-speed automatic.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Adapting to a Changing Tide

By Sherb Brown
Fleets are often the beta testers of the vehicle market. That shift away from compact sedans we saw in the fleet market a few years ago is playing out in real time in the retail market right now.

Keep Realistic Fleet Expectations

By Sherb Brown

Fuel for Thought

Joe Thompson
How the VW Settlement Funding Can Benefit Your Fleet

By Joe Thompson
Part of the settlement required VW to establish and fund an Environmental Mitigation Trust. Over the next 10 years, the trust will fund environmental mitigation projects that specifically reduce emissions of NOx.

Listen Up (or Lose)

By Joe Thompson