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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Features

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
Human Nature Prone to Take Advantage of Docile Autonomous Vehicles

By Mike Antich
The co-existence between autonomous and human-controlled vehicles (along with others who use public roads) will bring new issues into play, primarily because self-driving vehicles will be built to be inherently law-abiding and risk averse. As we approach this new era, the question is how seamlessly will autonomous and human-controlled vehicles co-exist? One thing is certain, as we trail blaze new ground, so too will we trail blaze new problems.

What Fleet Managers Can Learn from a Navy SEAL

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed

By Paul Clinton
While higher-gear transmission have traditionally been reserved for European luxury sedans, Ford's application of the gearbox to its leading seller is so inspired a choice that it almost feels inevitable.

2017 BMW 540i

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering the Coach

By Sherb Brown
Three years have gone by since our founder Ed Bobit passed away. In many ways it feels like an eternity but in other ways it feels like he was just here yesterday. He was a larger-than-life force and left quite an impact on me, and on the fleet industry.

The House of Electric Vehicles

By Sherb Brown

Fuel for Thought

Joe Thompson
Listen Up (or Lose)

By Joe Thompson
Are you really a good listener? How good could your team be if you practiced listening to one another?

Find Your Path to Promotion

By Joe Thompson