Green Fleet – Issue

July 2012

Cover Story By Chris Wolski
Retrofitting to a Cleaner Fleet

Retrofitting a used or new fleet vehicle to an alternative-fuel system is relatively easy. Choosing the best one for fleet can be hard.

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Features

(L-R) Joe LaRosa, NAFA's international vice president, and Rick Sikes, chair of NAFA's Fuels & Technology Advisory Council, presented a Sustainable Fleet Award to Tony Saxon, CAFM, fleet suppor Georgia Power Fulfills Green Goals

Adding more alternative-fuel vehicles to its fleet and continuing research on cleaner-burning fuels are just a few ways the utility is achieving sustainability.

PG&E operates more than 20 Chevrolet Volts. To support these vehicles, it has installed about 50 new electric-vehicle charging stations at different locations. PG&E Goes for the Green

By Chris Wolski

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Company has established a model of sustainability with its mixed alt-fuel fleet. Among its innovations: electrified bucket trucks.

(L-R) Joe LaRosa, NAFA's international vice president, and Rick Sikes, chair of NAFA's Fuels & Technology Advisory Council, presented a Sustainable Fleet Award to Gayle Pratt, director of globa Ecolab Boosts GHG-Reduction Efforts

Ecolab has been able to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve fuel efficiency in its fleet operations since 2006.

'Electrify' Your Fleet

Although everyone seems to be “going green,” it’s not always easy to find a home for electric vehicles. Here are some ideas for utilizing these alternative-fuel models in fleet.

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services uses a CNG Ford Transit Connect for air quality monitoring. Breathe Free and Drive

By Julie Sutor

Granite State Clean Cities Coalition is deploying natural gas vehicles and biodiesel in New Hampshire.

Gregg Hodgdon, CAFM, director of fleet operations at Deli Express, is shown above left with Scott Bates, truck product manager for Thermo King, in front of the fleet’s new, fuel-efficient tru Bringing Suppliers Together to Achieve Sustainability Goals

Deli Express collaborated with several fleet suppliers to achieve positive sustainable changes through the use of traditional fuels and a new, fuel-efficient truck design.

 

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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