Green Fleet – Issue

November 2014

Cover Story By Lauren Fletcher and Chris Wolski
What's New with Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

While electric vehicles have captured the imagination of the public at large, fleets continue to lag behind. In every vehicle’s future, advocates see electric potential.

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Features

Fueling Your Natural Gas Vehicle

By Rob Minton

Fleets looking to switch to natural-gas-fueled vehicles can reduce fuel costs by up to 40 percent or more. Understanding the variations in fueling station types, and how the fleet needs to fuel, can help in making the decision.

Plug-in Electric Vehicle Scorecard Drives Fleet Readiness

By Shannon Brescher Shea

Several fleets discuss the benefits of a PEV scorecard to help verify current progress of programs in place and make changes based on real-world data.

How to Create a Sustainable Green Fleet Policy

By Shelley Mika

Implementing a well thought-out green fleet policy can cut both costs and emissions — yielding benefits for fleets, communities, and beyond.

Partnerships Cement Long-Term Success for Northern Colorado Duo

By Kendall Septon, NREL

The Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition (NCCC) has led the way to help clean up the state’s air by helping to introduce compressed natural gas (CNG) as a fleet vehicle fuel.

Sustainability All Stars in attendance at the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo. 2014 Sustainability All-Stars Announced

By Joanne Tucker

The Sustainability All Stars of 2014 add to a growing list of fleet professionals who have demonstrated significant contributions to environmental sustainability and fleet efficiencies.

 
 

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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