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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Features

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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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