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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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
Autonomous Vehicles will Create a Radical Paradigm Shift in Vehicle Design

By Mike Antich
My prediction is that autonomous vehicles will create a paradigm shift in vehicle design, whereby interior design will become the primary brand differentiator in the future. What will drive this paradigm shift is that future autonomous vehicle design will focus primarily on the passenger and not the driver. This will create a tectonic shift in vehicle design with ramifications that will take decades to fully play out.

Fleet Strategies to Improve OTD for Upfit Units

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Chris Wolski
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

By Chris Wolski
During the lead up to the September opening of the State Fair of Texas, I was given the chance to take a preview spin in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. It whet my appetite for more.

2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

By Thi Dao

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Focusing on the Vehicle Delivery Process

By Sherb Brown
The fleet industry is evolving at an ever-increasing pace, but the one area that hasn’t evolved and never seems to improve is the actual vehicle delivery process. It would seem to be the easiest part of the whole business, but it is the one area that everyone struggles with.

Game-Planning for the Fleet Technology Expo

By Sherb Brown

Fuel for Thought

Joe Thompson
School Buses Graduate to Alternative Fuels

By Joe Thompson
What “little thing” in your product or service might change everything?

Can Sheep Keep Secrets?

By Joe Thompson