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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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.


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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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Fleet Strategies to Improve OTD for Upfit Units

By Mike Antich
With the increasing demand and growth of the commercial truck and van segments – particularly among utilities and service industries – the percentage of upfitted vehicles is growing. Upfitters are feeling the pressure of increased demand. In recent years, the huge influxes of vehicles needing upfitting have left some upfitters, at times, overwhelmed.

Six Technology Trends that will Change the Trajectory of Fleet Management

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Thi Dao
2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

By Thi Dao
The 2017 Passat comes with more features offered on lower trims. Forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking are now standard across all trims, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert is now standard on both R-Line and SE trims.

2017 Nissan Titan Half-Ton Pickup

By Paul Clinton

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
Can Sheep Keep Secrets?

By Joe Thompson
Could you set your company apart by solving a problem no-one else is looking at?

Don’t Build a Better Buggy, Build Durability

By Joe Thompson