Green Fleet – Issue

January 2014

Cover Story By Stephane Babcock
Become Green-Minded

“Going green” is not always about buying the latest and greatest alt-fuel vehicles. Companies must also look at how fuel efficiency, TCO and infrastructure costs affect their choices.

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Features

Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition Co-coordinator Aaron Brown fills up the Metropolitan Energy Center’s compressed natural gas (CNG) van. Kansas City is Kicking the Petroleum Habit

By Julie Sutor, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition is helping fleets transition to alternative fuels.

Staples currently utilizes 53 Smith Newton battery-power electric trucks in or near eight cities across the U.S. on routes that include frequent stops and limited miles. The State of All-Electric Trucks in the U.S. Medium-Duty Market

By Sean Lyden

More and more vehicle manufacturers are entering the electric vehicle market, but will companies be able to provide a medium-duty option that lives up to its gasoline-powered predecessor?

ROUSH CleanTech: Three Years of Steady Growth

By Lauren Fletcher

Officially founded in 2010, ROUSH CleanTech offers 14 vehicle models and has grown from its start of six employees to a current total of 80.

Utilizing telematics in fleet operations can help reduce the number of miles driven, incidents of vehicle idling, and overall fuel costs and wear-and-tear on a vehicle. 5 Ways to Use Telematics to Green Your Fleets

By Sean Lyden

Companies are able to use telematics solutions to lessen the carbon footprint of their vehicle fleets as well as reduce overall fuel consumption.

 

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Growth of Crossovers & Compact SUVs in Fleet Is a Global Phenomenon

By Mike Antich
Crossover utility vehicles and compact SUVs represent the fastest growing segments in the global automotive industry in every region of the world, impacting both retail and fleet sales

Successful Fleet Managers Excel as Servant Leaders

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2018 Volkswagen Atlas

By Paul Clinton
The three-row 2018 Atlas provides impressive cargo carrying capacity, along with a quality ride, responsive steering feel, and solid handling.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
New Faces in Safe Places

By Sherb Brown
Conferences like AFLA can provide a space for new faces in the industry to meet and network with experienced peers and suppliers, without being crowded by salespeople.

Fleet Is a Full-Time Job

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