Green Fleet – Issue

September 2012

Cover Story By Grace Suizo
DHL Delivers on Green

Propane autogas is the latest alternative fuel powering up the DHL Express pickup and delivery fleet and helping the company minimize its environmental impact.

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Features

Green's the Thing in 2013

By Chris Wolski

Nearly all the major automakers are offering new or updated green vehicles for the 2013 model-year. Fleet managers have more options to fit their alternative-fuel needs.

Which Hybrids Payback the Quickest

After five years and 15,000 miles of driving per year, are there any hybrids that actually have a lower cost of ownership than their gasoline-engine counterparts?

UPS 'Fills Up' on Fuel-Saving Practices

By Grace Suizo

Environmental conservation — powered by telematics, route optimization, and alternative-fuel vehicles and technologies — saved UPS 85 million miles of driving time in 2011.

Oklahoma City's new Nissan LEAF vehicles were delivered on Aug. 16. Bill Hager, fleet services administrator, is shown checking them for specification compliance. How Public Sector Fleets Can Take Advantage of EV Tax Credits

By Cindy Brauer

A provision in the federal plug-in electric vehicle tax credit allows government agencies to work with dealers for up to $7,500 off vehicle sales prices.

Ford Calculator Helps Fleets Make Greener Choices

Ford has designed a new tool to help fleets make the most informed purchase decision possible when selecting fuel-efficient vehicles.

T. Boone Pickens (center) poses with Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities staff (from left, Kenny Bergstrom, Kimberlin To, Pamela Burns, and Mindy Mize) at the Fuel City CNG station opening. Alternative Fuels Gaining Speed in Dallas-Fort Worth

By Julie Sutor, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities is working with some of the largest fleets in the Lone Star State to reduce petroleum use and vehicle emissions.

40 Sustainability All-Stars

By Lauren Fletcher

Join Green Fleet magazine in acknowledging the 2012 group of 40 Sustainability All-Stars for all they do to help green fleets and sustain the environment.

 

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Institutionalizing Cost-Control Strategies

By Mike Antich
Senior management exerts intense pressure on fleet managers to control and/or reduce vehicle acquisition and operating expenses. To accomplish this, a fleet managers can pursue three different cost-control strategies — cost savings, cost deferral, or cost avoidance. In order to implement a successful cost-control strategy you need to institutionalize the mechanisms to curb money-wasting behaviors.

Lessons Learned from Great Fleet Managers

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
BMW Ultimate Driving Experience

By Paul Clinton
BMW is hosting six Ultimate Driving Experience events around the U.S. this summer and fall that puts drivers behind the wheel of the 2017 540i, the first of five planned 5 Series models in the lineup's seventh generation.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

By Amy Winter-Hercher

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Who’s Up Next?

By Sherb Brown
Are you taking the time to keep an eye out for the person who is going to fill your chair when you decide to move on?

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

By Sherb Brown

Fuel for Thought

Joe Thompson
Find Your Path to Promotion

By Joe Thompson
Everyone’s experience on the job is different, but, in general, careers tend to progress along a common path.

Target Your Team by Pointing Toward Goals

By Joe Thompson