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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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
It is Critical to Get Out of Your Office to Assess Vehicle Usage Issues

By Mike Antich
Many view fleet management as being a desk job, but it is more than that. When trouble-shooting fleet problems, such as increased costs for a particular user group, it is important to identify the root cause, which often requires on-site visual inspection of fleet assets and how they are being utilized.

Why the Fleet Manager Should be the Gatekeeper to Procurement

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Chris Brown
2017 VW Golf Alltrack SEL

By Chris Brown
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a Golf SportWagen, but brawnier, with VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive as standard.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic

By Chris Wolski

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Five Unpredictions for 2017

By Sherb Brown
We may not be able to predict the future here at Automotive Fleet, but we can confidently predict that 2017 will be very interesting.

Fleet Success Comes From Sticking to Just the Facts

By Sherb Brown

Fuel for Thought

Joe Thompson
Setting Your Standard for Customer Service

By Joe Thompson
How does your customer service measure up against other companies’ efforts, whether they are in your industry or outside of it?

School Buses Graduate to Alternative Fuels

By Joe Thompson