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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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