Green Fleet – Issue

November 2011

Cover Story By Cindy Brauer
8 Steps to Create Fuel-Saving Eco-Drivers

Most studies agree that at least one-third of a fleet's overall fuel efficiency is directly impacted by a driver's actions behind the wheel. An effective driver behavior modification program can help tap the fuel savings of improved driver habits.

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Features

C-Max Hybrid Eminently Efficient

By Chris Wolski

MY-2012 could be a turning point in the mix of hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient vehicles available from OEMs. Alt-fuel vehicles are no longer exotic curiosities, but full-fledged members of the automotive community.

Today, the city of Kansas City, Mo., fleet's CNG units total about 8 percent of its roughly 3,000 vehicles, including 209 light-duty, 10 medium-duty, and 56 heavy-duty vehicles. Kansas City Gets Motivated to Use Natural Gas

By Shelley Mika

The City of Kansas City, Mo., once had a pilot program of just 12 CNG-powered fleet units. Today, through dedicated grant seeking, the CNG fleet now nears 300 units — roughly 8 percent of its total fleet.

Google's Corporate DNA

By Chris Wolski

Internet giant Google pioneered its Gfleet car-share program in 2007 with a fleet of Prius vehicles. It recently traded those in for Cherolet's Volt and Nissan's LEAF.

By 2013, AT&T expects to have up to 8,000 CNG-vehicles in its fleet. The CNG van (pictured above) is one of the communications company's 3,196 CNG units in operation today. AT&T Reaches Milestones in 10-Year Alt-Fuel Fleet Program

By Greg Basich

The telecommunications company purchased its 4,000th alternative-fuel vehicle and its 3,000th compressed-natural-gas-fueled vehicle this year. AT&T is now well on its way toward meeting its 15,000 alt-fuel vehicle goal by 2018.

Ross Montalbano, fleet personnel with Hollywood Trucks, fills a truck with biodiesel. SLCFP, Golden Leaf Energy and Hollywood Trucks worked together to make film production in the Bayou S 'Big Easy' Rolls Out Red Carpet for Renewable Fuels

By Julie Sutor

Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership (SLCFP) brings biodiesel and ethanol to local film productions.

Mammoth Cave National Park Investing in More Propane Autogas Buses

By Roy Willis

The park recently bought four new Blue Bird Vision Propane-Powered school buses to replace aging buses in its fleet though a grant from the Energy Department that was facilitated by the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition.

 

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Avoid Repeating Past Inefficiencies: Build the Truck to Match Today’s Application

By Mike Antich
I asked one fleet manager how he spec’ed replacement trucks for his fleet application. He related that many years earlier an OEM rep spec’ed out his trucks and he has been using the same formula ever since. While this may work in some cases, specifications should be defined by today’s fleet application to ensure the replacement truck is designed to accommodate current operational requirements rather than trying to make your operation conform to trucks spec’ed for yesteryear’s requirements.

Conduct an Efficiency Audit to Eliminate Waste in Your Fleet Budget

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Amy Winter-Hercher
2017 Subaru Impreza

By Amy Winter-Hercher
The redesigned 2017 Impreza has been built on Subaru’s new platform that improves stability and reduces road noise and vibration. The fuel-efficient, all-wheel-drive Impreza makes for a good commuter vehicle — available in either a sedan or hatchback.

2017 Mazda CX-5

By Eric Gandarilla

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Yes Virginia, There is Depreciation

By Sherb Brown
Depreciation is a necessary evil in our industry. Knowing your risks and knowing your OEM partners won’t make depreciation go away but it can make it more manageable.

Are You a Fleet Manager or Are You Just Managing a Fleet

By Sherb Brown

Fuel for Thought

Joe Thompson
Target Your Team by Pointing Toward Goals

By Joe Thompson
Without day-to-day goals that feed into the larger goals of the company, chances are that your team is just kicking assignments around.

Setting Your Standard for Customer Service

By Joe Thompson