Green Fleet – Issue

July 2013

Cover Story By Sean Lyden
The State of Alt-Fuel Refueling Infrastructure in the U.S.

The experts are bullish on the future of the availability of public alt-fuel refueling infrastructure. Fleets will be among the prime drivers of the growth.

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Sharing Vehicles for a Leaner, Greener Fleet

By Staff

When properly implemented, a vehicle-sharing program enables fleets to eliminate underutilized vehicles — and the costs associated with them — freeing up cash to acquire newer, more fuel-efficient vehicles that are better for the environment and the bottom line.

Hybrid Roi? The New Class

By Chris Brown

There are more hybrid models than ever before, but is the return on investment gap shrinking for fleets?

Unified Government Relies on Propane to Meet Green Goals

By Cheryl Knight

Converting some of its public transportation vehicles to propane autogas, including several paratransit buses, is expected to save the UG fleet more than $100,000 per year in fuel costs.

Vermont Clean Cities Coalition (VTCCC)’s Tom McGrath (standing) presents a fuel economy workshop to employees of the City of Burlington, Vt. Stretching Every Gallon in Vermont

By Staff

Vermont Clean Cities Coalition is helping fleets boost fuel economy through driver training.

The Green Fleet Conference features cutting-edge keynote speakers. Fleet Professionals to Gather at the Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Phoenix

By Staff

Fleet professionals will gather at the largest green fleet conference to discuss alternative fuels and automotive technological advancements.

The Eugene Water & Electric Board Recognizably and Certifiably Green

By Shelley Mika

Eugene Water & Electric Board achieved national recognition and continues its legacy of care for the community and the environment.


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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