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.



Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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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