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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Features

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
U.S. Fleet Upfitting Industry Experiencing Uptick in Consolidation

By Mike Antich
The fleet industry in the United States is no stranger to acquisitions and mergers as we have witnessed with the decades long consolidation occurring among fleet leasing and management companies, automotive OEMs and their suppliers, and daily rental companies. The same holds true for the upfitting industry, which, in the first eight months of 2017, witnessed an uptick in acquisitions.

How to Control Rogue Spending in Fleet

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Amy Winter-Hercher
2018 Toyota C-HR

By Amy Winter-Hercher
The all-new Toyota C-HR enters the competitive compact SUV market with an eye-catching exterior. Toyota’s Safety Sense System comes standard; it includes safety features like pre-collision and lane-departure alerts and adaptive cruise control.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Fleet Is a Full-Time Job

By Sherb Brown
The fleet management companies, the telematics providers, the upfitters, and the general service providers in our market can offer you some wonderful advice, but the only person who can really tie it all together is a fleet manager.

Size Matters

By Sherb Brown

Fuel for Thought

Joe Thompson
How the VW Settlement Funding Can Benefit Your Fleet

By Joe Thompson
Part of the settlement required VW to establish and fund an Environmental Mitigation Trust. Over the next 10 years, the trust will fund environmental mitigation projects that specifically reduce emissions of NOx.

Listen Up (or Lose)

By Joe Thompson