Green Fleet – Issue

December 2015

Cover Story By Steve Lommele
Florida Electrifies Transportation Infrastructure

You must be this tall to ride — it’s a common sign at many of central Florida’s theme parks, but not something visitors will see when hopping into one of the area’s newest rides.

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Photo courtesy of Workhorse UPS Goes Green with Workhorse

By Lauren Fletcher

The all-new hybrid-electric delivery vehicle will deliver 400 percent of the fuel economy of a comparable gasoline-powered vehicle, and features the truckmaker’s E-GEN technology.

There are several alternative energy options fleet managers can consider to maximize their fleet’s energy budget and increase energy savings. Photo via Five Steps for Managing Your Fleet's Energy Budget

By Christopher Lyon

Energy consumption accounts for a large part of a fleet’s operating budget. Fleet managers need to look for efficient and long-lasting ways to reduce this expense.



Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Find your closest station or plan a route. Locate biodiesel, electric, ethanol, hydrogen, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquified natural gas (LNG), and propane across America.

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Upward Pressure on Fleet Costs Threatens to Increase TCO

By Mike Antich
Recently, I conducted a survey of several hundred fleet managers to identify emerging industry trends. One recurrent theme expressed by fleet managers was the concern that fleet costs are starting to experience upward pricing pressures. Here's what they told me.

How to Minimize Unauthorized Use of Corporate Assets

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Mike Antich
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel

By Mike Antich
The Chevrolet Equinox adds a 1.6L four-cylinder turbo diesel to its lineup of engine choices for 2018. The fuel-efficient turbo diesel generates 137 hp and 240 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a six-speed automatic.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Adapting to a Changing Tide

By Sherb Brown
Fleets are often the beta testers of the vehicle market. That shift away from compact sedans we saw in the fleet market a few years ago is playing out in real time in the retail market right now.

Keep Realistic Fleet Expectations

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