Green Fleet – Issue

March 2012

Cover Story By Chris Wolski
Greening a Truck Fleet Requires Innovation, Creativity

As with any vehicle technology, there are numerous approaches that can be used to green a fleet. With trucks, it requires just a bit more patience and creativity.

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(L-R) CCFC Coordinator Jason Wager, the City of Gastonia’s Kristy Crisp, and CCFC Co-coordinator Emily Parker unveil a GE Gexpro Level II, partially funded by CCFC. Electrifying Transportation in North Carolina

By Julie Sutor

Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition is paving the way for electric vehicles in the greater Charlotte region.

Evaluating Medium-Duty Truck Alternative-Fuel Technologies

By Sean Lyden

When it comes to alternative-fuel systems for medium-duty (Class 4-7) trucks, one size does not fit all. Fleets have five green options to consider.

Proven Petroleum Reduction Strategies

By Barbara Bonansinga

By transitioning to higher mpg vehicles, the State of Washington’s fleet cuts fuel costs by more than $750,000.


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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