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Sears Home Services Converts 27 Fleet Service Vans to Propane Autogas

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – The conversion of the service and product repair vehicles to propane autogas is one of several initiatives underway to improve the efficiency of the fleet of 9,200 Home Services vans.

Williams Innovations Rolls Out Teleswivel Hitch Systems At Sunbelt Rentals

DURHAM, NC – Sunbelt Rentals is fielding TeleSwivel brand proximity hitches to all of its vehicles that tow trailers, starting with hitch adapters on new pick-up trucks for managers and sales reps and receiver hitches in new roll back, stake body, and service trucks.

Virginia's Governor Robert McDonnell speaks about the State's efforts to fuel its vehicles with alternative fuels and convert its fleet vehicles.

Virginia to Convert State Vehicles to Run on Alt Fuels

RICHMOND, VA - Virginia’s Governor Robert McDonnell has signed agreements with a number of alternative fuel and vehicle conversion companies that will enable State and local government entities to purchase fuel and convert their fleet vehicles.

ROUSH CleanTech's booth at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference.

ROUSH CleanTech Focuses on Expanding Product Lineup

SCHAUMBURG, IL - Green Fleet magazine interviewed Todd Mouw, VP of sales and marketing for ROUSH CleanTech, about the company’s current and future product plans and its approach to the fleet industry.

GE's Johanna Wellington discusses EVs and natural gas vehicles in her keynote at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference.

2012 Green Fleet Conference: GE’s Wellington Discusses Upcoming Alt-Fuel Vehicle Technologies

SCHAUMBURG, IL – At the 2012 Green Fleet Conference, the Tuesday mid-day keynote featured Johanna Wellington, Sustainable Energy Program Leader with GE's Global Research Center. Wellington focused on two alternative-fuel vehicle technology areas, electric vehicles and natural gas.

FedEx's Mitch Jackson discussed the company's approach to balancing sustanability and the bottom line at the Wednesday morning keynote during the 2012 Green Fleet Conference.

2012 Green Fleet Conference: FedEx’s Jackson Discusses Creating a Sustainable Fleet While Balancing the Bottom Line

SCHAUMBURG, IL – The morning keynote on Wednesday during the 2012 Green Fleet Conference featured Mitch Jackson, Environmental Affairs & Sustainability FedEx Corp., who provided an overview of the company’s approach to sustainability in its fleet and overall operations.

Washington Gas' Melissa Reidy accepts the CLEANFleet certification honor from Government Fleet magazine's Publisher Eric Bearly.

2012 Green Fleet Conference: Washington Gas Receives First Clean Fleet Certification

SCHAUMBURG, IL - CLEANFleet Certification is a national program developed by the Coalition for Green Fleet Management to certify both private and public fleet operations as energy efficient and environmentally responsible.

The Sustainabilty All-Stars for 2012.

2012 Green Fleet Conference: Green Fleet Magazine Names 40 Sustainability All-Stars

SCHAUMBURG, IL - The second annual Sustainability All-Star award recipients were recognized Oct. 3 at the Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill. Green Fleet magazine staff reviewed nominees submitted online based on professional longevity, accomplishments (significant sustainability achievements), innovation (innovative ways individuals have contributed to reducing emissions and fuel consumption), and overall industry involvement.

2012 Green Fleet Conference: 40 Government Green Fleets Recognized

SCHAUMBURG, IL - The City of Riverside, Calif., was named the No. 1 Government Green Fleet. The award is evaluated based on standards in fleet composition, fuel and emissions, policy and planning, fleet utilization, education, executive and employee involvement, and supporting programs.

2012 Green Fleet Conference: PERC Gives Go Airport Express Its Propane Autogas Fleet Award

SCHAUMBURG, IL – The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) gave its Propane Autogas Fleet Award to Go Airport Express at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference on Oct. 3 in Schaumburg, Ill.

MotorWeek's John Davis.

2012 Green Fleet Conference: Davis' Opening Keynote Covers State of Electric Vehicles

SCHAUMBURG, IL - MotorWeek's John Davis discussed the current state of electric vehicle technology and showed video reviews of a number of new electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the market in his opening keynote at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference.

2012 Green Fleet Conference: Developing a Plan to ‘Green’ a Truck Fleet

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Tackling the challenge of “greening” medium-duty trucks was the focus of one of the conference sessions at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference, with the NTEA’s Fleet Relations Director Bob Johnston presenting a plan truck fleets can follow to successfully meet their sustainability goals.

2012 Green Fleet Conference: Deli Express Showcases the Power of Cooperation

SCHAUMBURG, IL - At the 2012 Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill., one of the sessions featured an overview of how E.A. Sween/Deli Express worked with its key suppliers to develop a vehicle that fit the company's needs.

NREL Study Finds Hybrid Delivery Vans Get at Least 13 Percent Improved Fuel Economy

GOLDEN, CO – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) issued a report that shows the fuel economy benefits of hybrid electric delivery vans when compared with similar conventionally powered vans.

Ford and Weyerhaeuser Developing Cellulose-Based Automotive Components

DEARBORN, MI – Ford’s biomaterials research team is working with Weyerhaeuser, a forest products company, to develop plastic composite materials made with cellulose that could replace fiberglass or other components.

Green Fleet Conference Exhibit Hall Sells Out, Registrations Up 40% Over 2011

TORRANCE, CA – The 2012 Green Fleet Conference's exhibit hall is officially sold out! In addition, registrations for the conference are up 40% over the 2011 conference. There's still time to register for the show, though.

The placard can help users keep track of charging start and stop times.

Ford Delivers Tools for Proper Charging Station Etiquette

DETROIT – The automaker offers a few tips and tools for electric vehicle users that could come in handy when charging.

Coalition Offers Official Green Fleet Certification

TORRANCE, CA – Private and public fleet operations can be officially recognized as energy efficient and environmentally responsible through the CLEANFleet certification (CFC) program. Learn more at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference.

Conference programs and events provided an overview of the latest regulatory policies and funding developments affecting the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry, as well as opportunities to fuel and

SoCalGas Hosts Its First Light-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Conference

DOWNEY, CA – Representatives from major automakers provided insights on the growth of the NGV market, with several discussing how they are re-entering the market with dual-fuel vehicles that run on CNG or gasoline.

Attendees were taken on a hands-on tour of Trillium's Class 8 CNG fueling station.

Class 8 Truck CNG Station Opens in Central Wisconsin

WAUSAU, WI – Trillium CNG has opened a Class 8 Truck heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in central Wisconsin.

Chrysler PHEVs on Hold for Battery Upgrades

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler Group announced it is temporarily withdrawing its test fleet of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) in order to upgrade the vehicle battery packs.

The two zero-emission, plug-in cars for use by City employees will be located at two City facilities: the Water and Power Service Center parking lot and the Civic Center parking lot. Each location

City of Loveland Leases Nissan Leafs

LOVELAND, CO - The City of Loveland took another step toward becoming a more sustainable municipality by partnering with Tynan’s Nissan to lease two electric vehicles for fleet use.

Alliance Autogas helped the Lee County Sheriff’s Department with the conversion, under the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program.

Lee County Sheriff Converts 10 Crown Vics to Propane Autogas

OPELIKA, AL – Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama recently switched 10 Ford Crown Victorias to run on propane autogas.

The EVAOS EV add-on system will be available initially for F-150, F-250, and F-350 Ford pickup trucks.

EVAOS Showcases F-150 Multi-Mode Hybrid

NORTH HILLS, CA – Green Fleet had an opportunity to check out a hybrid-electric version of the Ford F-150 from EVAOS (Electric Vehicle Add-On Systems).

Sandy Springs Police Captain to Share Experience Using Propane Autogas

WASHINGTON – Captain Bart Humble of the Sandy Springs Police Department, which is converting more than 65 fleet vehicles to propane autogas, will be a featured speaker in a webinar from the Propane Education and Research Council.



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