Green Fleet – Issue

January 2013

Cover Story By Lauren Fletcher
Best Practices in Emissions-Reduction Strategies

Delivery, food, and beverage fleets — and everything in between — have proven that it is possible to reduce emissions today, with just a small investment in time and money.

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Melissa Reidy, specialist – fleet administration of Washington Gas, accepted the first CLEANFleet certification award for its Tier 5 certification. Washington Gas Achieves Tier 5 Clean Fleet Certification

By Cheryl Knight

The company plans to prevent the emission of more than 670,000 equivalent metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by 2020, equal to the emissions generated by 130,000 passenger vehicles in one year.

Electric Vehicles Continue to 'Charge' Ahead

By Lauren Fletcher

Is public charging infrastructure necessary for fleets? What does our electric vehicle (EV) future hold? EV infrastructure is a hot topic today, and experts share their views.

GE and Peake Fuel Show CNG Belongs in a Box

By Grace Suizo

GE and Peake Fuel Solutions have partnered to bring compressed natural gas to the masses with a new plug-and-play onsite refueling system.

Fleets Use Propane Autogas in the Real World

By Sean Lyden

Representatives from several organizations that have made the switch to propane autogas share their real-world perspectives on the alternative fuel.

Despite the growing popularity of electric vehicles among fleets, there are still unknowns when adding them to a fleet’s vehicle lineup, including their long-term resale values, according to EV Resale Values Hard to Predict

By Greg Basich

"Black Book"’s Ricky Beggs noted that electric vehicle resale values are being impacted by rapidly advancing powertrain technologies.

'GO'-ing to Alternative Fuels

By Chris Wolski

After dipping its wheels into the alternative-fuels pond, Chicago-based GO Airport Express has jumped in with plans to convert its entire fleet in two years.

Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition held a designation ceremony on Oct. 29 to mark its official entry into the DOE’s Clean Cities program. Attendees included (from left) Coalition Fleet Cons A New Team Hustles Onto the Alt-Fuel Field in North Carolina

By Julie Sutor, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program grows its ranks with the Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition.

One of Chesapeake's natural-gas fueled fleet vehicles. Chesapeake Energy Converting 5,000 Vehicles to Natural Gas

By Greg Basich

The natural gas company has converted 30 percent of its fleet to natural gas and is on track to meet its 2014 sustainability goal.


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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Autonomous Vehicles will Create a Radical Paradigm Shift in Vehicle Design

By Mike Antich
My prediction is that autonomous vehicles will create a paradigm shift in vehicle design, whereby interior design will become the primary brand differentiator in the future. What will drive this paradigm shift is that future autonomous vehicle design will focus primarily on the passenger and not the driver. This will create a tectonic shift in vehicle design with ramifications that will take decades to fully play out.

Fleet Strategies to Improve OTD for Upfit Units

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Chris Wolski
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

By Chris Wolski
During the lead up to the September opening of the State Fair of Texas, I was given the chance to take a preview spin in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. It whet my appetite for more.

2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

By Thi Dao

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Focusing on the Vehicle Delivery Process

By Sherb Brown
The fleet industry is evolving at an ever-increasing pace, but the one area that hasn’t evolved and never seems to improve is the actual vehicle delivery process. It would seem to be the easiest part of the whole business, but it is the one area that everyone struggles with.

Game-Planning for the Fleet Technology Expo

By Sherb Brown

Fuel for Thought

Joe Thompson
School Buses Graduate to Alternative Fuels

By Joe Thompson
What “little thing” in your product or service might change everything?

Can Sheep Keep Secrets?

By Joe Thompson