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
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