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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Features

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.

 

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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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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Avoid Repeating Past Inefficiencies: Build the Truck to Match Today’s Application

By Mike Antich
I asked one fleet manager how he spec’ed replacement trucks for his fleet application. He related that many years earlier an OEM rep spec’ed out his trucks and he has been using the same formula ever since. While this may work in some cases, specifications should be defined by today’s fleet application to ensure the replacement truck is designed to accommodate current operational requirements rather than trying to make your operation conform to trucks spec’ed for yesteryear’s requirements.

Conduct an Efficiency Audit to Eliminate Waste in Your Fleet Budget

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Amy Winter-Hercher
2017 Subaru Impreza

By Amy Winter-Hercher
The redesigned 2017 Impreza has been built on Subaru’s new platform that improves stability and reduces road noise and vibration. The fuel-efficient, all-wheel-drive Impreza makes for a good commuter vehicle — available in either a sedan or hatchback.

2017 Mazda CX-5

By Eric Gandarilla

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Yes Virginia, There is Depreciation

By Sherb Brown
Depreciation is a necessary evil in our industry. Knowing your risks and knowing your OEM partners won’t make depreciation go away but it can make it more manageable.

Are You a Fleet Manager or Are You Just Managing a Fleet

By Sherb Brown

Fuel for Thought

Joe Thompson
Target Your Team by Pointing Toward Goals

By Joe Thompson
Without day-to-day goals that feed into the larger goals of the company, chances are that your team is just kicking assignments around.

Setting Your Standard for Customer Service

By Joe Thompson