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The fundamental requirements of your business necessitates minimum fleet equipment specifications that, as a result, pre-define the expense parameters from both a fixed and operating cost perspective. If you acquire vehicle assets that best fulfill your fleet application, then any supplemental cost reduction will only be based on incremental refinements The best way to achieve additional cost reduction is by modifying driver behavior.

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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.

U.S. Begins Deploying the Next Generation of GPS

Truck fleets were among the earliest adopters of GPS technology. GPS is used to reduce fuel spend by optimizing routing, increase driver accountability by deterring speeding and excessive idling, track hours of service and overtime, and prevent unauthorized usage of assets. A new generation of more powerful and sophisticated satellites are being deployed, which promise to take the GPS to the next level.

Calif. Fleets Offered $20M for Hybrid Truck Purchases

SACRAMENTO, CA - As of Feb. 12, approximately $11 million is left in the California Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program. All fleets with trucks operating in California are eligible for up to 100 vouchers each, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Poland Spring Fleet Cuts Idling by 70%

WILKES BARRE, PA - Cutting idling time has reduced the fleet's fuel consumption by 8,000 gallons and greenhouse gas emissions by about 77 tons per year.

Telematics to Boost Truck Fleet Efficiency & Safety

ATLANTA - According to a global study unveiled at the HTUF Conference this week, 71-percent of respondents believe technology will be one of the most important external forces impacting the industry in 2020.

EPA Awards $1.2M for Greener Trucks

NEW YORK - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.2 million to replace 51 older delivery trucks with diesel-electric hybrid trucks certified to the EPA's 2007 diesel standards.

EPA Names Idle-Reduction Systems Eligible for Federal Excise Tax Exemptions

Last year, the U.S. Congress granted an exemption from the 12-percent federal excise tax for truck idle reduction systems. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of approved idle reduction systems eligible for the federal excise tax exemption. The exemption applies to sales and installation of these systems since Oct. 4, 2008.