Green Fleet – Issue

July 2011

Cover Story By Cindy Brauer
Using Technology to Impact Driver Behavior

The valuable data captured through telematics systems is helping fleet managers promote and teach eco-driving best practices among company drivers.

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Features

Mathers, Schreiber, and Bibbo How to Build a Successful Green Fleet

By Cindy Brauer

Three fleet industry professionals share best practices and offer advice on how to avoid mistakes in developing and implementing green fleet initiatives.

Retrofitting a unit’s powertrain to accommodate alternative fuel allows fleet managers to take existing units from traditional gas guzzlers to alt-fuel efficiency and extend vehicle life. Retrofitting Your Way to an Alt-Fuel Vehicle

By Shelley Mika

Offering lower per-gallon fuel costs and clear environmental benefits, alt-fuel fleet units are the wave of the future. Using retrofitting as a viable solution, fleets don’t have to invest in new assets and can make the most of their existing fleet units.

Frito-Lay will be operating 176 medium-duty electric box trucks purchased from Smith Electric Vehicles by mid-year. Frito-Lay & Smith Electrify Medium -Duty Trucks

By Lauren Fletcher

As the seventh largest private fleet in the U.S., operating approximately 22,000 vehicles, Frito-Lay is incorporating medium-duty electric box trucks into its operations.

EMD Millipore evaluates its hybrid vehicles constantly. The vehicles are noteworthy for very low maintenance costs, according to Gary Polito, category sourcing manager, travel & fleet. Real-World Hybrid Fleet Operating Expenses

By Stephen Bennett

Several high-profile fleets utilizing hybrid vehicles are speaking up about the results.

RTC of Southern Nevada uses several different alternative fuels, depending on the service the vehicle is used for. Transit Fleets Come Clean with Alternative-Fuel Technology

By Alex Roman

The maturation of alternative fuels has made it easier for transit agencies to implement programs than it was for early adopters in the 1990s. Still, there are many lessons to learn from the early pioneers.

Community leaders gather for the grand opening of a compressed natural gas fueling station at Middle Country School District in Long Island in May. (L-R) Scott Zepp, Greenfield Compression; Council Helping Fleets Run Green in Long Island

By Julie Sutor

Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coordinator Rita Ebert is supporting fleet efforts to leave petroleum behind.

Available with diesel or diesel-electric hybrid powertrains, the Hino COE can be upfitted to fit specific business needs and features an available crew cab option. Green Vehicle Showcase

By Staff

Six vehicles covering the gamut of fuel options can help fleets improve fuel efficiency, lower operating costs, and reduce dependence on foreign oil. These include the Hino COE hybrid, Mercedes-Benz S350, Freightliner natural gas truck, Buck Regal turbo, Ford F-150, and Chrysler 200.

The EcoSmart is available in all-electric and extended range electric models. Transit Showcase

By Staff

A showcase of transit buses includes the DesignLine EcoSmart all-electric bus and the New Flyer Xcelsior hybrid bus.

 

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Institutionalizing Cost-Control Strategies

By Mike Antich
Senior management exerts intense pressure on fleet managers to control and/or reduce vehicle acquisition and operating expenses. To accomplish this, a fleet managers can pursue three different cost-control strategies — cost savings, cost deferral, or cost avoidance. In order to implement a successful cost-control strategy you need to institutionalize the mechanisms to curb money-wasting behaviors.

Lessons Learned from Great Fleet Managers

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

By Paul Clinton
Nissan's 2017 Rogue Sport is based on the European Qashqai, and shares only a limited number of cosmetic components with its larger Rogue sibling.

2017 Genesis G80

By Paul Lim

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Who’s Up Next?

By Sherb Brown
Are you taking the time to keep an eye out for the person who is going to fill your chair when you decide to move on?

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

By Sherb Brown

Fuel for Thought

Joe Thompson
Find Your Path to Promotion

By Joe Thompson
Everyone’s experience on the job is different, but, in general, careers tend to progress along a common path.

Target Your Team by Pointing Toward Goals

By Joe Thompson