Green Fleet – Issue

May 2012

Cover Story By Chris Wolski
Chrysler & GM Enter the CNG Truck Market

Taking a cue from fleet managers, Ram and GM are producing compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel trucks. the new alt-fuel trucks make greening truck fleets easier and cheaper.

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Features

Working with a vehicle’s OBD-II, the Ecometer is a “plug-and-play” instantaneous fuel-efficiency meter. 'Going Green': Beyond the Basics

The ability to immediately monitor and increase fuel efficiency, reduce idling, and improve driver productivity are just a few ways fleets are going beyond the basics to go green.

The Illinois Green Fleets Program works to promote the achievements of fleets in the state that stand out from their peers in “greening” their fleet operations. Proven Petroleum Reduction Strategies: Part II

By Barbara Bonansinga

The Illinois Green Fleets Program helps reward organizations and individuals for innovation and environmental stewardship.

APUs allow truckers to power appliances and climate-control systems without idling the engine. Clearing the Air in St. Louis

By Julie Sutor

St. Louis Clean Cities is cutting emissions on the banks of the Mississippi.

Vehicles fueled by propane autogas have equivalent horsepower, torque, and towing capacity as gasoline-fueled models, and emit 12-percent less carbon dioxide, about 20-percent less nitrogen oxide, Propane Autogas: Advantages Beyond Financial Incentives

By Steve Wayne

Even beyond federal and state incentives, propane autogas proves a viable fuel source with lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduced fueling costs.

The 2012 Toyota Prius I emits the lowest level of smog-forming pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle’s popular fleet vehicles reviewed in this analysis. The Green Fleet Price Tag

Taking a hard-numbers approach to a fleet's vehicle tailpipe emissions and lifecycle cost data will help improve an ecological footprint without breaking the bank.

Inbar Making the Business Case for Alternative-Energy Vehicles

Fleet managers face a dilemma in justifying the higher acquisition cost for electric-powered vehicles. A new TCO tool from Dow Kokam can help spotlight alternative-energy's bottom-line benefits.

 

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Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Find your closest station or plan a route. Locate biodiesel, electric, ethanol, hydrogen, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquified natural gas (LNG), and propane across America.

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Blog

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