Green Fleet – Issue

October 2010

Cover Story By Staff
Measuring Emissions a Growing Priority for Fleets

The results of the 2010 Green Survey by PHH Arval reveal the number of fleets measuring emissions has increased over the past two years.

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Though quality checks and balances are the industry rule, Steven Levy of Sprague Energy recommends confirming through documentation that your supplier adheres to ASTM standards and BQ-9000 accreditati Biodiesel by the Numbers

By Chris Brown

Biodiesel offers a straightforward path to a greener fleet. Before implementing, choose the right blend, know all fueling options, and understand engine warranty and maintenance obligations.

NAFA Forms CARB Advisory Council

By Staff

To show its support of California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations and establish the Association as a credible source of fleet information, NAFA created a newly instituted CARB Advisory Council.

Carrier Corp. has generated more than $1 million in fuel savings since 2008, with a GHG reduction equivalent to removing more than 3,000 cars from the road. Carrier Corp. Cuts Down on Fleet Emissions

By Staff

Right-sizing vehicles and using GPS has helped Carrier’s fleet reduce emissions by more than 30 percent since 2006.

PepsiCo Commits to Reducing GHG Emissions

By Staff

The food and beverage company committed itself to an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its global operations, with a goal to reduce fuel-use intensity by 25 percent per unit of production by 2015.

The majority of fleet respondents, 69 percent, noted the limited driving range per charge as one of the main factors concerning the purchase of plug-in electric vehicles. Scarcity of Data on Plug-in Electrics Makes Fleet Decision-Making Difficult

By Staff

In a recent plug-in electric vehicle survey, fleet managers responded that they did not feel they had the necessary data to make an informed decision, and only 35 percent saw a plug-in electric vehicle as a good fit for fleet.


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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Autonomous Vehicles will Create a Radical Paradigm Shift in Vehicle Design

By Mike Antich
My prediction is that autonomous vehicles will create a paradigm shift in vehicle design, whereby interior design will become the primary brand differentiator in the future. What will drive this paradigm shift is that future autonomous vehicle design will focus primarily on the passenger and not the driver. This will create a tectonic shift in vehicle design with ramifications that will take decades to fully play out.

Fleet Strategies to Improve OTD for Upfit Units

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Chris Wolski
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

By Chris Wolski
During the lead up to the September opening of the State Fair of Texas, I was given the chance to take a preview spin in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. It whet my appetite for more.

2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

By Thi Dao

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Focusing on the Vehicle Delivery Process

By Sherb Brown
The fleet industry is evolving at an ever-increasing pace, but the one area that hasn’t evolved and never seems to improve is the actual vehicle delivery process. It would seem to be the easiest part of the whole business, but it is the one area that everyone struggles with.

Game-Planning for the Fleet Technology Expo

By Sherb Brown

Fuel for Thought

Joe Thompson
School Buses Graduate to Alternative Fuels

By Joe Thompson
What “little thing” in your product or service might change everything?

Can Sheep Keep Secrets?

By Joe Thompson