Green Fleet – Issue

May 2014

Cover Story By Sean Lyden
Tying the Future of Telematics to Sustainability

Telematics are now a byword in fleet management. And, while these systems can help increase overall fleet efficiency, another benefit is being reaped on the side of sustainability.

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Features

The GNHCCC manages a combined LNG- and CNG-fueling facility. Connecticut Leads LNG Revolution on East Coast

By Ernest Tucker, National Renewable Energy Lab

For the past two decades, the Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition (GNHCCC) has worked to make fleets in Connecticut and surrounding states more efficient and sustainable.

Queens-based Ferrara Brothers Building Materials employs a Kenworth T440 CNG truck equipped with the 8.9L Cummins Westport ISL engine to haul cement around New York City. A Fleet Manager's Guide to Switching to Natural Gas Medium-Duty Trucks

By Sean Lyden

Fleet managers must consider a wide range of options when deciding on converting their truck fleet to natural gas.

State of the Alternative-Fuel Industry

By Lauren Fletcher

With advancements coming in leaps and bounds across all advanced and alternative fuels used as fuel for transportation, a snapshot is needed of the main types. Learn about how these fuels started, where they are at today, and forecasts and predictions for the future.

AT&T recently put its scheduled vehicle washing program on hiatus for the more than 15,000 fleet vehicles located in California until the drought declaration is lifted. Photo courtesy of AT AT&T Conserves Water, Fuel Through Fleet

By Stephane Babcock

The telecommunications giant has reduced water, fuel usage both in California and nationally with conservation programs and alt-fuel adoption.

Efficiency, Sustainability Gained Through Telematics

By Chris Wolski

Several real-world examples show how telematics solutions are making fleets’ efforts to go green a success.

News

The City of Loveland plans on adding more electic vehicles to its municipal fleet. City of Loveland Moves Ahead with Electric Vehicles

In an effort to cut fuel costs, the City of Loveland’s municipal fleet has begun moving towards a future where electric vehicles will serve a majority of its needs.

 

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Using Performance-Based Incentives to Optimize the Cost-Effectiveness of Fleet Operations

By Mike Antich
A fleet cost reduction program goes straight to the corporate bottom line. If a company operates at a 10% annual net profit margin, reducing annual fleet expenses by $100,000 is the equivalent of generating $1 million in sales. Although fleet managers manage hundreds of thousands to tens of millions of dollars in corporate assets, only half are incentivized to achieve targeted performance goals. I advocate incentivization should be a universal best practice extended to all fleet managers.

Obstacles to Overcome Prior to a Volume Rollout of Autonomous Vehicles

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

By Paul Clinton
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a significantly upgraded van that offers a dizzying array of configurations and meaningful improvements designed to improve productivity for delivering packages or hauling passengers.

2018 Ford EcoSport

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering Sundays in St. Louis, Detroit, and Atlantic City

By Sherb Brown
There is just no better opportunity to network, to learn, and to mingle with the best and the brightest than an in-person fleet event.

Adapting to a Changing Tide

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