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
Human Nature Prone to Take Advantage of Docile Autonomous Vehicles

By Mike Antich
The co-existence between autonomous and human-controlled vehicles (along with others who use public roads) will bring new issues into play, primarily because self-driving vehicles will be built to be inherently law-abiding and risk averse. As we approach this new era, the question is how seamlessly will autonomous and human-controlled vehicles co-exist? One thing is certain, as we trail blaze new ground, so too will we trail blaze new problems.

What Fleet Managers Can Learn from a Navy SEAL

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed

By Paul Clinton
While higher-gear transmission have traditionally been reserved for European luxury sedans, Ford's application of the gearbox to its leading seller is so inspired a choice that it almost feels inevitable.

2017 BMW 540i

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering the Coach

By Sherb Brown
Three years have gone by since our founder Ed Bobit passed away. In many ways it feels like an eternity but in other ways it feels like he was just here yesterday. He was a larger-than-life force and left quite an impact on me, and on the fleet industry.

The House of Electric Vehicles

By Sherb Brown

Fuel for Thought

Joe Thompson
Listen Up (or Lose)

By Joe Thompson
Are you really a good listener? How good could your team be if you practiced listening to one another?

Find Your Path to Promotion

By Joe Thompson