Green Fleet – Issue

November 2012

Cover Story By Grace Suizo
To EV or Not to EV? Top Fleets Answer the Question

Going electric may not be for everyone, but several of the country’s top fleets have realized benefits from having electric vehicles in their operations. Learn about the challenges they’ve encountered and how they’ve managed to cope.

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Features

2012 Green Fleet Conference

Almost 1,000 attendees gathered in Schaumburg, Ill., to learn about sustainable solutions for their fleets and have a little bit of fun, too, during the event’s ride and drive.

'Charging' Ahead from the Grid Up

By Lauren Fletcher

In part one of a two-part article, "Green Fleet" looks back at the past, reviews current challenges, and discusses the obstacles fleets and electric-vehicle infrastructure currently faces.

The Business Case for Hybrid-Electric Medium-Duty Trucks

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While the up-front investment may be high, hybrid-electric power makes financial sense for some medium-duty fleets. Find out if your fleet is one of them.

The Emerald City Strives for a Deeper Shade of Green

By Julie Sutor, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Western Washington Clean Cities is helping airports, government fleets, and businesses find sustainable solutions for fueling transportation.

Into the Driver's Seat: States Take Action to Boost NGV Adoption

By Gregory Staple & Matthew Slavin

States have a dramatic role to play in incentivizing private-sector investment in natural gas vehicle (NGV) fueling infrastructure.

A Painless Way to Go Green: Biodiesel

By Sean Lyden

Sticker shock, lack of infrastructure, time to convert, and maintenance issues may make fleets “gun shy” when considering an alternative fuel. Biodiesel allows fleets to jump on the green-fuel bandwagon with little expense and fewer headaches than other alternative fuels.

 
 

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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