Green Fleet – Issue

April 2015

Cover Story By Staff
Green Fleet Conference Gives Business Case for Alt-Fuels

Returning to Schaumburg, Ill., 2014’s Green Fleet Conference gave attendees a comprehensive overview of the alternative fuels market through a mix of traditional and interactive presentations.

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Features

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. Incentives Help Bolster Business Case for NGVs

By Rob Minton

While not something to depend on, when available, incentives can help reduce the overall cost of a natural gas vehicle (NGV) fleet.

While diesel engines offer fleets a number of advantages, including better fuel economy, their big drawback are the emissions they release. Filters can help alleviate this. Photo via istock.com An Affordable Way to Comply with Diesel Emissions Standards

By Shelley Mika

New diesel emissions control systems significantly reduce four main emissions at a lower cost. The technologies have the additional advantage of improving vehicle performance.

Executive Director Tony Bandiero (right) poses with stakeholder and Special Projects Coordinator Michelle Marsh to celebrate the opening of the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) station to support its newly converted transfer fleet. Photo courtesy of Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority Grant Go-Getters Embrace the 'Green Side' in Pennsylvania

By Kendall Septon

When Tony Bandiero signed on to become a board member of the Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities (GPCC) coalition seven years ago, it seemed an unlikely match. This was because Bandiero came from “the dark side” — the petroleum industry — as he likes to joke.

 

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Avoid Repeating Past Inefficiencies: Build the Truck to Match Today’s Application

By Mike Antich
I asked one fleet manager how he spec’ed replacement trucks for his fleet application. He related that many years earlier an OEM rep spec’ed out his trucks and he has been using the same formula ever since. While this may work in some cases, specifications should be defined by today’s fleet application to ensure the replacement truck is designed to accommodate current operational requirements rather than trying to make your operation conform to trucks spec’ed for yesteryear’s requirements.

Conduct an Efficiency Audit to Eliminate Waste in Your Fleet Budget

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Amy Winter-Hercher
2017 Subaru Impreza

By Amy Winter-Hercher
The redesigned 2017 Impreza has been built on Subaru’s new platform that improves stability and reduces road noise and vibration. The fuel-efficient, all-wheel-drive Impreza makes for a good commuter vehicle — available in either a sedan or hatchback.

2017 Mazda CX-5

By Eric Gandarilla

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Yes Virginia, There is Depreciation

By Sherb Brown
Depreciation is a necessary evil in our industry. Knowing your risks and knowing your OEM partners won’t make depreciation go away but it can make it more manageable.

Are You a Fleet Manager or Are You Just Managing a Fleet

By Sherb Brown

Fuel for Thought

Joe Thompson
Target Your Team by Pointing Toward Goals

By Joe Thompson
Without day-to-day goals that feed into the larger goals of the company, chances are that your team is just kicking assignments around.

Setting Your Standard for Customer Service

By Joe Thompson