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
Don't Underutilize the Expertise of Your Suppliers

By Mike Antich
For many managers responsible for vehicle operations, fleet management is often one of several job responsibilities. These managers acknowledge that it is difficult to stay on top of changes in vehicle design, powertrains, onboard safety technology, telematics capabilities, and regulatory changes that impact fleet operations. Despite this recognition, a common mistake made by many of these managers is underutilizing the subject-matter expertise of current and/or prospective suppliers.

The Future of Fleet is Managing the Connected Vehicle Ecosystem

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2018 Volvo XC60

By Paul Clinton
The 2018 XC60 arrives as the mid-size sibling of the XC90 in a stylish update that includes a bevy of new safety features, infotainment tech, and a well laid-out cabin.

2018 Mercedes Benz GLS450 4MATIC

By Chris Brown

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Ready or Not, Electrification Is Coming

By Sherb Brown
We’re not where we need to be with battery technology and the whole herd seems to be betting that a magical new solution will appear in time to save us all. I sure hope they are right.

Fair and Balanced

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